Hey Everyone, I hope you’re enjoying the summer sun and all that.
This is just a quick announcement to say that I’m going to be changing the art style of the comic starting with the new scene on Monday.
It’s nothing major, just really an evolution of my style that’s been happening for the last two years. The facial features are more detailed and the lineart is now coloured to match the characters colour tones more.
It might look a little funky for the first few pages, but I’m sure with a little practice it’ll even out soon enough.
Anyway, all the best,
You may notice things look a little different, and here’s why.
So there I was, earlier today, with a free evening. I’d gotten tomorrow’s KTS page made well ahead of time, and figured I’d update the version of WordPress the site uses (I’d heard that if you used an outdated version it could more easily get hacked) so I went into my dashboard and did just that, nice and simple.
Only then I saw that ComicPress (the specific Theme/Plugin thing that turns WordPress into a great webcomic template) also had an update that was due, and I thought that since the main WordPress update was so painless, why not do the ComicPress one too?
So I did. And everything changed.
Suddenly all the comics were gone, the thumbnails for them had disappeared, the format of the site looked completely different, instead of the nice simple background colour there was some sort of grunge/industrial theme thing that was very dark and there were sidebars and rogue widgets everywhere.
So naturally I panicked, and started trying to reset everything back before the update, which I couldn’t do. But after a bit of hassle I found some of the instructions of the update and with some trial and error I reckon I’ve managed to return the site mostly back to what it looked like before, with a couple of minor changes.
So everything should be fine now, I even managed to save everyone’s comments (apart from on a couple of blog posts) and removed a couple of comic pages in the archive that had been duplicated for some reason. But if anyone finds a problem or something just comment and I’ll get to it straight away.
Apologies for any inconvenience/downtime caused, I’m gonna go chillout now and do something pointless and that is no threat to the site in any way possible, phew.
So if you’ve already seen today’s page (16/04/2014) then you’ll know I made a major mistake with the dialogue colours in the conversation between Khali and Kya, giving Khali the light blue used before on Kya and Kya the faint purple used for Khali, which is annoying.
Many people have already pointed this out and I can only apologise for the slip-up, it’s a stupid mistake to make that spoils a lot of the immersion I’ve tried to improve recently in the comic.
Still it’s a mistake made and quickly remedied (the revised page with the correctly coloured dialogue is already up). I’m sorry again that I overlooked it when doing the final check on the page and I promise to try my best not to let it happen again.
So yeh, I accidentally posted the Friday page today… on Thursday, sorry about that guys, I’ve taken down the page and re-uploaded it with the proper date code.
So sorry about all that and hopefully it hasn’t spoiled anything for anyone, the page will be up properly on time tomorrow, and for everyone that saw it before then… congratz you get a little sneak peak!
Don’t worry there wasn’t any major spoilers, it just serves me right for trying to get ahead by making pages ahead of time :S
Hey Guys, hope everyones doing well.
I’m starting to try and uplift the art style of the comic at the beginning of this chapter, so if it looks odd for a couple of pages that’s just me working out the kinks. I’ve been practising our art style in the gallery images I make for a while now, and with the start of the new chapter I reckoned now would be a good time to try and uplift the art of the comic aswell.
Also I wanted to point out that this will be the last chapter of this volume of the webcomic (aside from a little short addon I’ve been planning) which sees the end of this little starting adventure for Kohta. But do not worry I will be continuing the webcomic and Kohta will continue to foul up his dreams of becoming a great Samurai adventurer in the next volume. I’ve been really enjoying making this webcomic and aside from a couple of hitches things have been going as planned, hopefully you’ve been enjoying it too. Volume 2 will focus more on individual chapters and smaller adventures for a while, to try and build up Kohta’s character more and introduce more of the world he lives in.
Anyway, again hope you’re all doing allright and thanks for listening.