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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:
Negotiation
Observation
Contextualisation
Documentation
Captivation

"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:
Inhumation
Nauseation
Infestation
Invecteration
Ritualisation

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.

Raven's Lowest ebb
Protestation
Hallucination?
Organisation
Summonisation
Evolution.

Comics for June 19 through 28, 2002 have been remastered.

January 4th, 2014 by Reinder

The Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan comics for June 19 through 28, 2002 have been remastered. Read them on the website to see what people are saying:
Met with a raven, with eyes black as coal... (mistakenly claimed as remastered yesterday, but actually remastered now)
Reunion
Corneration
Confronteration
Raven's lowest ebb.

I will probably post another batch tonight. I've recovered from a cold (though there may be a sequela in the form of mild bronchitis), which means I've got more energy than I've had since New Year's Eve. I'm up early this Saturday morning, so there'll be time to get a lot of stuff done during the day, and then go back to posting remasters in the evening.

Comics for June 10-19, 2002 have been remastered.

January 3rd, 2014 by Reinder

Good morning (if you're on CET)!
The Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan comics for June 10-19, 2002 have been remastered.
More than just a source of drinks
An uncomfortable situation
Cool punk gear
...not a comedy troupe
Met with a raven, with eyes black as coal....

Comics for June 5 through 7, 2002 have been remastered.

January 2nd, 2014 by Reinder

Extra! The Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan comics for June 5 through 7, 2002 have been remastered.

Speeding up the process some more... A batch of six reposts plus the whole social network round to announce that I have reposted those six comics takes about half an hour in all. So when I'm done with this, I can double my early morning art time. Or schedule time for runs so I stop gaining weight.

Hildegard
Ragna lays down the law.
Encampment

Comics for May 29 through June 4, 2002 have been remastered.

January 2nd, 2014 by Reinder

While counting down to the end of the remaster project, I'll be posting the remaster updates on Obsession Du Jour as well. I should really have started doing that months ago.

The Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan comics for May 29-June 4, 2002 have been remastered. Read them on their website:
Balls!
Alley-slipping
Reporting successes
A misunderstanding is perpetuated
That horse'll be coming out of a tin!

One thing I remember vividly about this section is how I wanted the antagonists not to be psychopathic villains who punished failure with extermination, but rather a supportive family who looked after weaker members and learned from mistakes. That last element should make them more of a threat as well, though I'm not sure how much that came across in the finished comics.

New Year’s Day announcement

January 1st, 2014 by Reinder

It's been a while since I last posted here! I've been all over my social networks posting remaster announcements, but I've not been doing this here, because I couldn't see the point. Blogging about non-ROCR topics did occasionally cross my mind, but I wasn't motivated enough to actually do it.

However, things will change in the new year. I am getting close to the end of the remaster project and am trying to get my drawing ability back up to speed. I now expect that I will have new Feral pages in the second quarter of 2014, and will be working to make that a reality. As ever, no guarantees; my situations is still the same as it has been for the past few years, and it is as hard as ever to consistently set aside time for creative work. But the past few months have given me reason to be optimistic: I have been able to create a schedule that gets me half an hour of art time a day, barring accidental spills that need to be cleaned up, sudden spam attacks on my website or website articles that have to be read right now. I have also been able to invest in new equipment and tools that have helped me speed up the remaster project and will help me speed up the creative process when the remasters are finally done. And in the coming year, I will be done with the need to wake up the stepsons in the morning. I might be able to expand art time to 45 minutes per day!

Below is the sort of thing I've been posting elsewhere on a regular basis. I post a batch of these remasters every day now, so you can follow along and celebrate with me when the remaster project is finally done.

The Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan comics for May 21 through 28 have been remastered. Read them on my website, starting here:
Gloop
Femur and Fury
Gulp...
Oog.
Boo! Hiss!
Flirtation.

Changes and new comics

March 23rd, 2013 by Reinder

The Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan comics for October 3 and October 31, 2010 have been digitally inked and coloured by myself and Aggie Janicot. All the newsposts following those two comics have been moved out of the main comics archive, so it's looking tidier than it has in years.

More to follow; mostly more digital inks of comics from the pencil era of ROCR, but new work should start showing in the next few weeks as well.

The book is unlikely to show up in the near future. After three years of no new updates, there aren't enough people to sell it to, so I want to focus on getting new updates out this year, so I can rebuild and reconnect with ROCR's audience. There will be a book eventually; there may even be several at a time. Just not in the next few months; certainly not before Christmas.

I’m not David Bowie

February 27th, 2013 by Reinder

It has come to my attention that I'm different from David Bowie in two significant respects:

1. I'm not as cool, stylish or photogenic as David Bowie. Obviously.
2. Unlike David Bowie, I can't just drop a bunch of new product on people all of a sudden and expect it to sell or get airtime. I just can't.

To be able to drop a bunch of new product like a book, I have to first rebuild my audience. To do that, I have to create new work. To do that, I first have to fix the issues that make returning to Feral seem so daunting. All that is coming, but it's still going to be slow.

Starting in March, I will start posting works in progress for Feral as Vote incentives for Topwebcomics. These are inked and/or coloured versions of existing Feral pages in varying stages of completion. Some of these may also show up on DeviantArt, but the focus will be on posting them as vote incentives. This will help with rebuilding that audience and will also give me an incentive to work on the pages and immerse myself in Feral again. There's other remaster-related work that also needs doing, but I think I'll be able to carve out time for this now.

The book? I'm still delaying work on that, because of the above. It'll get worked on when I'm good and ready and when there are people around to buy it again.