When Akio and his mother move across the country to live with a mysterious acquaintance of his dead father, it's an adjustment. When they learn that the man's wife is dead and his son hasn't left the house in years, it's a shock. When the son starts letting Akio in on the rest of the family's secrets, things really start to get weird. It's going to be a long winter.
Thank you thank you thank you to everyone who comments or favorites or even just stumbles across this comic and looks at a page or two! You're all wonderful. <3 If you have any questions/advice/whatever at this point, by all means let me know.
There will be a hiatus of undetermined length before the next chapter, because I'm just about to start college, and I still need to get some things straightened out. But there might be some preview images or some bonuses or whatever in the meantime. (Would anybody like to see anything in particular?)
Congrats for completing the first chapter of your webcomic!
Between postings, I wouldn't mind seeing more behind-the-scene sketches or notes of the character designs, research notes (i.e. fashions, architecture), or initial ideas before changing your mind about them.
Or if that's too boring for you...erm, random facts about the characters that won't make it into the storyline but are fun to know; like, a character profile!
But really, whatever random doodles you did (from school, maybe?!) that keep you invested in the story would be enjoyed.
And just random question... I noticed your methods of setting the right atmosphere/mood for a particular panel (examples: Page 62-Panel 3, Page 59-Panel 8).
My question is: are there particular line/shapes better suited for certain emotions? If so, can you list (or better yet, show) any examples that come to mind (ex: zig-zags tend to indicate tension, etc.). My reason for asking is because I think such details would be good to know, especially if you're working with black and white for a storyline.
If you ever posted a mini tutorial based on your learning/intuitive experiences anywhere online, I'd definitely read it.
@Mavi: Ohh man, thank you so much for all your lovely comments, Mavi!<3 It's always been such an encouragement to read them. I'm sorry for the slow reply, and that I didn't end up posting anything in the way of filler.
Unfortunately, now that I've moved I actually don't have access to a whole lot in the way of old twc concept sketches and so on...but <a href="http://gateau-chocolat.tumblr.com">my tumblr</a> is generally a good source of that sort of thing nowadays. (/self promotion xD)
What with setting the atmosphere and so on...when I figure out a good way to do that, I'll let you know. XD;;;; I'm in nooo way in a position to do a tutorial or whatever. I guess the only thing I can suggest is: read lots of comics! And take note of what other people do, and what the effect on the reader is, and how you could apply that to your own work...(Do you have a comic? :>)