Archive for January, 2014

The remaster process is done!

January 12th, 2014 by Reinder

The final four episodes of the Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan storyline The Corby Tribe have been remastered.

To read images with captions and all:
Paradise regained... for some! II
A Plain, yet Foodsome Repast I
A Plain, yet Foodsome Repast II
A Plain, yet Foodsome Repast III

The titles are the way they are because at the same time I redrew the final 2 episodes back in 2010, I split a bunch of double and triple episodes up into separate pages. These were originally conceived as extra-large bonus eps to celebrate the ending of the storyline itself, but the flow of the archived comics works better when each comic has its own page.

And with this, the remaster process is done! Unbelievably I started remastering comics in January 2006, while I was still working on Headsmen, Halloween and Feral. Once I got a day job, the whole process slowed down and I had to choose between either producing a slow trickle of new art every other month or so, or remastering the old stuff in the very limited amount of time that remained for me. I wanted to choose the former, but that became immensely frustrating to me because so much time would pass between art sessions. Eventually, about two years ago, I fully embraced the other option and at least got to be a bit productive again.

Now, though, I'm just glad this is done. With some changes to my daily schedule, I think I should at least be able to write and draw daily. I'm not promising new episodes this week, but definitely this year.

Comics for September 6-12, 2002 have been remastered.

January 11th, 2014 by Reinder

The Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan comics for September 6 through 12, 2002 have been remastered. We're still in the dénouement.

To read, including captions:
Impulsive implosion, or impassiveness?
Brush-off and morph-lust
Returns from a job hunt
September 10, 2002
Morph-lust sated
Paradise regained... for some

Watched Desolation of Smaug yesterday and actually enjoyed it. I don't have a lot of time for anything Tolkien usually, but as silly as some of the movie was, the cinematography was beautiful, the acting was stellar and the action and comedy sequences were thrilling/funny. I promised my wife I wouldn't giggle through the serious bits and was able to keep my promise.

Comics for August 30-September 5, 2002 have been remastered.

January 10th, 2014 by Reinder

Good morning, if you're on CET. I've got a day off, and so I'm a little later posting the morning's batch of remastered Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan comics. Here they are: the comics for August 30 through September 5, 2002.

To read, including the all-important captions:
Oththere saede to his hlaforde
Impiety and impropriety!

"Distribution" was redrawn in 2010. The story is substantially over at this point, but the dénouement takes another 10 comics. So... wrapped up by the weekend?

Comics for August 21-29, 2002 have been remastered.

January 9th, 2014 by Reinder

Two things:

1. I am drunk. Not super-drunk, but much drunker than I should be considering the relatively small amount of beer I've had. Fascinating.
2. I nevertheless managed to post another 7 remastered Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan comics without making any more mistakes. They're the comics for August 21 through 29, 2002.
To read, including captions on the first 4:
Running for it
Bovine Faecalisation I
Bovine Faecalisation II.

The last panel of "Excorcism" was redrawn in 2010 or maybe 2011. At that time, the two "Bovine Faecalisation" strips were also split unto different pages; previously, they were a double comic on a single page. I like them better this way, overall.

Comics for August 14-20, 2002 have been remastered

January 9th, 2014 by Reinder

Here we go again: The Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan comics for August 14 through 20, 2002 have been remastered. To read, including the all-important captions:
Third generation
Towards annihilation

On "Demonization": more than half a decade later, I'd do a sequence in which Kel, after a betrayal of her trust by her gangmates, would swear profusely at them for several pages. This got some comments, including claims that this level of aggression and foul-mouthedness was out of character for her. No-one ever complained about Kel's slut-shaming in this comic, which looking back at this comic now feels much more wrong than having her say "fuck" repeatedly. Of course, she wasn't quite herself at this point, but still.

RoCR Comics for August 7 through 13, 2002 have been remastered.

January 8th, 2014 by Reinder

OK, so I did in fact post another bunch of remastered Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan comics. These are the comics for August 7 through 13, 2002.

Comics with captions are here:

Cheery titles, eh? "Exhumation" was redrawn in 2010. "Malediction" has one major cheat in the artwork that you may or may not notice. Have fun finding it!

Comics for July 24 through August 6, 2002 have been remastered.

January 7th, 2014 by Reinder

Good evening! Also, booyah! Ten more remastered Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan comics have been uploaded. They are the comics from July 24 through August 6, 2002, or comics no. 157 through 166 from the The Corby Tribe storyline. 31-ish more to go.


I was home from work early due to a technical problem, but will have to be at work early tomorrow morning to compensate, so I may end up having to skip tomorrow morning's batch. Or I may not. Also, I'm not feeling creative right now, so posting my old stuff from the remaster project may well be the next best use of my time.

The project is getting very close to completion, and that excites me. It will clear my mind to get properly started on something new.

Comics for July 17 through 23, 2002 have been remastered.

January 7th, 2014 by Reinder

Goooood morning! The Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan comics for July 17-23, 2002 have been remastered. These are the 152nd through 156th episodes of The Corby Tribe leaving us with 41 eps to go unless I miscounted somewhere.

Read them on their website to see what characters are saying:

"Contextualisation" was redrawn in 2010.

Comics for July 10-16, 2002 remastered

January 6th, 2014 by Reinder

The Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan comics for July 10 through 16, 2002 have been remastered. The first one has a slightly different style because it was actually redrawn in 2011.

To read them properly:

A slightly better day of writing yesterday in that I did not have to throw anything away. Scripted three pages, went out on a run, crashed hard afterwards. Then in the evening, oldest stepson was full of energy, hogging the downstairs TV and demanding the whole family watch Game of Thrones from the beginning with him. Because his download wasn't finished until midnight, I didn't watch a single episode, but all this business did succeed at keeping me awake for much of the night. Not a happy camper this morning.

Comics for June 28 through July 9, 2002 have been remastered.

January 5th, 2014 by Reinder

A bunch of Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan comics have been remastered. Two things:
1. I said I'd do more in the evening, but I didn't. I was feeling a bit demoralized yesterday after a rough, unproductive writing/thumbnailing session.

2. These are the comics from June 28, 2002 through July 9, 2002. The June 28 comic was included in yesterday's batch, but it turns out that posting more of them at a time increases the chance of mistakes. The day before yesterday, I forgot to post the final comic of a batch; yesterday, I posted one comic with the wrong image, so it's included again in today's batch. Hopefully that will be the last one for a while.

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