Trekkin’

I hope the scene changes aren’t too jarring. This is the kind of thing I am used to in graphic novels, so I have just been going for it.

In other news, I have been preparing for some conventions and events this year. I ordered a bunch of buttons, bookmarks, book stands, and other stuff. I’ll be at the Maine Comics Arts Festival in June for sure! If you go, I would love to meet you!

4 thoughts to “Trekkin’”

  1. SO excited for you to visit beautiful Portland in the summer! You’re gonna have a blast.

    Have you read the Beowulf graphic novel by José Luis del Río Fortich? Can’t remember if I’ve mentioned this already, but I was flipping through it and thought of you. You share a similar layout style, especially the little square frames of detail that I associate with your work! Very cinematic.

    1. Hi Nats – Thank you so much for your kind words. I haven’t read the Beowulf graphic novel yet, but I looked it up and I am flattered by your comparison 🙂 I try to go for a cinematic feel with my transitions and little cliffhangers. It’s weird to post one page at a time because you want the individual pages to have a flow that works with the overall flow. I think most people come back and read sections of the comic in one sitting, so that’s probably most important.

      I am really looking forward to going to MeCAF in Portland. I went to get some more button proofs approved yesterday and I also made ten new Nonsense Thoughts books today. I gotta make sure I have swag!

  2. Well, they give you enough context to figure out what happened. “I need your help” obviously meant “I need you to come out where the machine led me previously”, and he even explains that he’s taking her along the exact path as a precaution and that led them all the way through the forest. If you are worried about the comic dragging you probably don’t want to advocate for a full page of him negotiating with her about what he wants her to do, another page of them leaving town, etc, etc.

    You can infer all the intervening story and it moves faster this way.

    1. Thank you for your comments and input! I take all of it to heart (good and bad), but at the end of the day I will most likely stick to my original vision 🙂

      Obviously I am biased, but I agree with msouth that the transition isn’t confusing. However, I know that some people have different preferences as far as pacing goes. I think that all webcomics feel a little wonky when you read them a single page at a time. My goal is to have the whole story as a graphic novel, so I don’t want to rush things.

      Remember, we’re only on page 24 and Petunia has revealed some weird stuff in therapy, she has broken up with Nick, Jack has built a mysterious machine using a hazelnut, and something was found in the woods. A lot has happened!

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