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This isn't Cheese!

Actually, it might be.

The making of page 22.
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Even in Arcadia - The Process of Making Even in Arcadia

This is a step by step article about how I made page 22! Come check it out if you're interested in that kind of thing.

Even in Arcadia - The Sojourner, Page 22
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Even in Arcadia - The Sojourner, Page 22

I'm actually kind of excited. For the first time in a long while I'm really ahead on this comic. Making these pages is a hard process, from the script to thumbnails to pencils to inks and finally painting and lettering. Sometimes I feel like I'll just be slogging along, one page a week, for years. For the last little while I've buckled down, tried to streamline the colouring process (which takes the longest) and really get some pages done. Now I'm ahead!

Of course, next week I'm doing summer camps and most likely won't be able to finish a page, so back to square one >.< Still, it's nice to know that I can get two pages done a week if I put my mind to it, and I'm only 22 pages in. I've mentioned before that I really want to make this my profession (you know, indie comics), so I can promise that, barring extreme emergency, that there will be at least one update a week. If I get good enough to add another one, I think it will be like my birthday all over again!

I've had a couple of requests for more comic related podcasts or video casts, which I would love to do, but it has fallen off the grid with this hyper focused production. Video casts are hard to set up, so I think I might fall back to audio casts (with an overlay so I can put them on youtube, probably) once a month or so. If you have any particular topics you would like to see covered, leave me a comment!

Oh, and thanks for reading! I always appreciate it :)

Even in Arcadia - The Sojourner, Page 21
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Even in Arcadia - The Sojourner, Page 21

I've been spending most of my week editing for the new Cloudscape Digital Magazine and drawing commissions. I've been a complete homebody. I was actually going stir crazy there for a bit until Wei convinced me to go to a cafe with him. Mmmmm, delicious coffee.

Even in Arcadia - The Sojourner, Page 20
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Even in Arcadia- The Sojourner, page 20
Oh my god. It's done. These last few pages have been a real killer, but I'm getting through. Yes, normally there's a new page on Tuesdays... and it's only an hour into Wednesday! So that's not too bad, is it? On the plus side, the next page is inked and ready for colouring, so it most definitely won't be late.

Wei went to the Calgary Comic Expo last weekend, having a good time with them comic folks. Thanks to everyone who supported us there, especially the fine folks from the Schuster Awards. They are classy people. Also of note - we now have copies of Lotus Root Children at Dragon Comics in Guelph. Check out their store if you're from the area, they are most awesome. I will be adding a section to Epidigm that will list all of the stores where you can pick up our books. If there aren't any in your area, you can also pick up a copy in our online store or make a request with your local comic store.

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Even in Arcadia - The Sojourner, Page 19

So sorry this is a few hours late, my internet went down... Well, technically, all of Coquitlam had lost internet. It did, however, give me a bit of time to fine tune some colouring. Then I got tired of it and called it a night. I once made a joke that I'm constantly colouring... which seems to have become a self fulfilling prophecy. >.<

Did you know I've been participating in the 30 days project? All my crazy art can be seen on the Cloudscape website or in my deviant art gallery.


Even in Arcadia - The Sojourner, Page 18
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Even in Arcadia - The Sojourner Page 18

BEHOLD. The greatest page of Even in Arcadia I have ever drawn. 2 days of pencilling and inking and 3 of painting. NEVER AGAIN.

Serves me right for writing a market scene.

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Even in Arcadia, the Sojourner page 17

Enjoy!

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Even in Arcadia: The Sojourner, Page 16

For the first time in a long time, I drank too much last night. Bleagh.

I'm going to spend the rest of my day thumbnailing, pencilling and then collapsing and playing video games. Then I'm going to alienate all my friends so I never have to drink again -_-;

Enjoy the page! See y'all next week!

Even in Arcadia - The Sojourner, Page 15
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The Sojourner, Page 15

I've been reading Game of Thrones for a bit while making these pages... well I read the book before bed and listen to the audiobook when I'm comicking. I think my political intrigue is shamed by that narrative, it's so good! And addictive! And it has zombies! *that's not even a spoiler, you know from the prologue*

Special note: don't read certain parts of that book before bed, unless you want to lay sleepless and afraid in the dark. O.o

Even in Arcadia - The Sojourner, Page 14
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The Sojourner, Page 14

This page totally kicked my ass in terms of how long it took to do, but I really like the look of it. I'm satisfied with a job well done.

Oh, Wei went to TCAF. I'm assuming it was good, but I won't know until he gets back from Montreal on the May 17th. I will probably be updating Days of Leviathan for him this week. For once, it will be on time because I'm better at scheduling than he is ^^;

Enjoy the page! I can't believe we're halfway through the chapter already!

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