20120831, 23:44 : Not gonna make the incept-of-production anniversary. The first DCR strip was posted August 31, 2012 – I can’t remember if the post date was retconned or not. I do know that the first drawn strip went up 2005.09.03, and as the placeholder cover I’m cooking up at the moment technically has some line art in it, I suppose that counts. Or something. Temp cover will be up September 01, and it’ll probably be the entire ATC art output for the month. Projects, deadlines, commissions, stuff. I went totally OCD and spent a huge chunk of the last two weeks on ATC, so things need to even out for a bit!
Oh yeah. This page is a retcon. Can’t post the book cover at the end of the story, it’ll blow the previous/next all to heck. So regardless of when this thing is finished, it’ll exist in the CMS at a post date prior to 2010.02.02 @ 18:34.
The color books and chapters three through five of DCR all started with covers – chapters one and two didn’t as they were originally strips, and unlike The Dualist and Transitional Voices, the book has never had a “proper” cover.
This is a temporary cover – the real thing will hopefully come along later. The comp uses the same Polygon Poop fisheye tutorial as provision -24-, and is a good interim solution until I can come up with a proper zinger for publication.
There’s no rush, fortunately – the plan for the time being is to get the chapters produced as issues first and see how that goes.
20120901, 00:50 : Yep, not makin’ the deadline. Waiting on one more render, 45% complete. Zoom!
01:44 : Holy crap, the moon. Also, done and starting web processing. Barring typos and a print cover, DCR is functionally complete!
Summer, 1997. Failing art student and thriving social engineer Jason Whitehouse experiences a series of vivid, tactile hallucinations – experiences a ghost tells him are a form of past life regression. Has Jason gone mad, or is the “ghost” right?
The first two chapters of Dead City Radio were originally produced in comic strip form, designed to stack into comic pages. While the chapters have been cleaned up and edited, the strips have not – if you’d like to see the first two chapters of DCR in draft form, check out the DCR Strip Archive.