Archive for December, 2012

December 31st, 2012 by Reinder

Page 42a of The Rite of Serfdom, digitally redrawn for the Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan rerun website on Comicfury.

Redrawn pages from The Stone of Contention

December 30th, 2012 by Reinder

I have digitally redrawn the final three updates of the The Stone of Contention storyline. The first one is now available on the website where I am showing reruns of ROCR and if you're reading this after December 30, 2012, you can just read on from there.

I created these three digital redraws partly out of curiosity about how long it would take me to do draw multiple digital pages and what the results would be like, and partly because I was unsatisfied with the originals beyond my usual attitude of "man, I sucked in [insert year here]". I thought that even for 1996, the year they were created, these pages were done in an exceptionally sloppy and careless way, as if I was tired of working on the comic.

A little while before I started working on the redraws, I had noticed that the Brewery storyline with art by Remco Polman, when it was showcased on that rerun site, caused the pageviews there to shoot up, and took it as evidence that the audience that sees these reruns cares a lot about art quality; the better the art is, the more likely that they'll want to read more. So what could be better than replacing some unusually bad artwork with above-average artwork? And it gave me the opportunity to practice digital inking and time myself doing so.

I think all three redrawn pages are much improved. But don't take my word for it; please see for yourself. And please comment on the site itself!

December 30th, 2012 by Reinder

Redrawn page 41b of the Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan storyline The Stone of Contention. The original, which at the time of writing is still available here, was drawn in 1996, published (in Dutch) on a University website that year, and finally published on ROCR.net in English in 2005. The final pages of that storyline, however, always looked carelessly done to me and that’s been annoying me for a few years. So a few months ago I set about redrawing them, with digital inking. It’s taken me a while because much as I like the tighter, cleaner look I can get with digital ink, the process is very slow for me. I could probably have done it with my trusty old Hiro pen in half the time - but not quite as cleanly.

Two more pages of this to follow. I’ll post these when they go live on the website where I primarily post them (Yog’s law for content creators on social media: audiences should go from the social network to the website that publishes the content), tomorrow and January 1.

Mary Sue my foot

December 26th, 2012 by Reinder

Of course she’s perfect. You think the Doctor would settle for less?

Jodoque waxes prophetic

December 21st, 2012 by Reinder

Jodoque waxes prophetic

A search is started

December 20th, 2012 by Reinder

A search is started

Ragna is puzzled over Tamlin abandoning his ale.

December 19th, 2012 by Reinder

Ragna is puzzled over Tamlin abandoning his ale.

Some boaring stuff interrupted by magic

December 18th, 2012 by Reinder

Some boaring stuff interrupted by magic

Tamlin tries to get some work done.

December 17th, 2012 by Reinder

Tamlin tries to get some work done.

Muggy, Sweaty Heat

December 16th, 2012 by Reinder

Muggy, Sweaty Heat