Got to go to Otakuthon this weekend as a normal person instead of an artist and it was a lot of fun! I wish I had time to commission some Demon Road stuff while I was there ;;
It was also cool to get to read all your comments on the last pages, I'm glad you're back too!
More pages on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sambees?ty=h
Wishing I was able to be a patron, but alas, I cannot. So I will dutifully follow and comment every time there is a new page instead!
All I've got to say this time is..those hats. Freaking adorable tri force hats. I want one.
@Janae : I understand, there is so much stuff I wish I could also support financially, but moral support is also really valuable, thank you!
U just updated it today 😀
What came up in the ranch I wonder... Ahhhh I love this comic way too much!!! I'd support you if I wasn't poor and helpless!
@Guest: We understand! The moral support of great commenters is super helpful to us too, thank you <33
Omg, I cant get over how amazing this story is!! Please update more!! And how do I donate?? I really want to help you get this done!!
@BlackclawKitty: You can find all our supporter info on our patron here: https://www.patreon.com/sambees?ty=h
Thank you for wanting to support!
So glad the comic is being updated again! You are awesome and I love your work!
This comic is the reason I love <3 <3
I wanted to post a critique because I've often admired your art, but there's a few consistent things I can't help but notice.
The panelling in your comic looks a little stale, especially in the last few pages. They're very similar shots of characters at about the same size and pose and angle. Switching it up more, aiming for different angles and making sure head sizes in each panel on the page vary would help a lot.
I also think that the speech bubble placement could do with some work; Making sure that they guide the eye more. For example, bubbles on the left of the page that are meant to be read first being placed higher than the ones on the right. Basically so the placement snakes nicely and naturally through the page.
I do really enjoy your art, so I think some changes like these could really spruce things up further.
@H0lyhandgrenade: These are all excellent points!
I do have a hard time getting my head out of the head-space of paneling things like they would be shot for TV, especially with talking heavy scenes where such changes would be jarring on film in a calm scene.
I understand that comics can't be boarded like TV and I really need to break out of this mindset if I want to improve my comics, especially now that this isn't a thing I want to do "just for fun" anymore and take it more seriously.
I will go back to study this harder for my next pages.
Unfortunately I have already completed up to page 20 so it may be a bit before it begins to be applied, but if you have any red-lines, thoughts, shot suggestions or things that might have worked better in the next pages you see, please feel free to call them out :)
Thank you for being interested enough in my work to want to contribute to it, I really appreciate it <3
@Stephan: It's cool, I look forward to seeing what's to come ^^
In the info page of the webside, the subtab for 'summary' is spelt wrong. You spelt it as 'summery'. Also, you've spelt 'messenger' as 'messanger' (I put this in a previous comment, but I don't know if it registered).
The comic's beautiful. Keep making those pages!
@.....: Thanks! I will correct them when I get a bit of editing time <3
The messenger uniforms are awesome! Great design.