Saturday, May 30, 2020

Paper Doll Veronika plans


My webcomic, Paper Doll Veronika, has just reached its first milestone, the conclusion of Part I - Forest! If you've been reading it, thank you very much! If you haven't, you can do so here.

There will be an interim before I start posting Part II, but I will not be spending that time not working on Paper Doll Veronika, nosiree! (As well as all my collaborative projects, thank you for your patience) Here are my plans to expand it during this time:

Firstly, I will build up a buffer of prepared comics for Part II. As you may have been able to tell, I was frequently riding last minute with the updates.

I will go back and add unique ornamentation to each chapter cover;

I will prepare bonus materials, some of which will be for all to see:

- More chapter bonus art
- More character profiles
- Character portraits

And some will be for Paper Doll Club members (I'll also put together some graphics to describe and promote membership):

- The first of seven short "Animal Story" comics, about what the creatures are doing back at the mansion;
- Printable paper dolls of special characters Rosila and Burton;
- Printable outfits that have been featured in the comic, plus others;
- Complete gallery of backgrounds;
- Outfit-themed bonus art; and
- An ongoing map of Veronika's journey.

And that's what I want to do with that. By the way, I stumbled across a little sort-of review of Paper Doll Veronika! Very exciting to see!

I readily admit the criticism has legs, especially when it comes to being unclear what was happening with the tree. Clarity of movement is definitely something for me to concentrate on improving! And I'm so glad they enjoyed it overall!

Paper Doll Veronika update


Paper Doll Veronika has updated; Chapter 24, "For want of the odious mountain" is posted, and this concludes Part I, "Forest".
The chapter begins here.
The story begins here.

There will be an interim between this and Part II, with many expansive plans for that time. I'll post more information about those plans shortly!

Veronika Bosch, who's never left her father's estate, has to go on a journey when envious animals kick her out. Half collage, half puppetry, it's the traditional media equivalent of an elaborate sprite comic.

Friday, May 29, 2020

A glimpse of a world of bears and wolves


Writer Jack Mikkelson a.k.a. Laramie Hirsch has posted some fascinating background on these bears and the world in which they dwell:
Taking a break from the world’s insanity, let’s escape to that favorite world of mine—the one where an ancient wolf was given power by the very angels, shortly before their eternal imprisonment and Man’s expulsion from the Garden. Let’s return to a world that serves as a prison for this being, who endowed with powers beyond our reach, is both demigod and emperor of his corner of the universe. We return to this place, locked away and kept from men, but ruled by animals and all manner of beasts who, unnaturally ensouled and endowed with speech, go about their lives oblivious to whatever cataclysms may shape our Earth.
Read more here.

Honestly, it truly reminds me of Tolkien, but a more earthy, frontier milieu. The first novel of this world, Bovodar and the Bears, is available in both paperback and for Kindle, and the graphic novel adaptation is underway!

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Dandar Farles Tapperbear


Another character introduction panel from the in-progress graphic novel adaptation of Bovodar and the Bears by Jack Mikkelson, this is Dandar, grandson of Urgor, and his symbolic background is storm clouds.

The novel on which this comic is based is available in both paperback and ebook!

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Monday, May 25, 2020

Urgor Tapperbear


This is Urgor Tapperbear, from Bovodar and the Bears by Jack Mikkelson. For this character introduction panel I was told to use artistic freedom, so I gave it a background of oak leaves, which I think make a good symbol for this bear.

The comic book is in progress, and the novel on which it's based is available in both paperback and ebook!

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Friday, May 22, 2020

Paper Doll Veronika update


Paper Doll Veronika has updated; Chapter 23, "The Standard of Defeat", is posted!
The chapter begins here.
The story begins here.

It updates every Friday (occasionally Saturday). I recommend using the "Save your place" gadget, even once you catch up, because the site starts at the beginning and updates are several pages.

Veronika Bosch, who's never left her father's estate, has to go on a journey when envious animals kick her out. Half collage, half puppetry, it's the traditional media equivalent of an elaborate sprite comic.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

This year's pysanky



I'm getting better at it. This year I switched from a plastic kistka to a traditional one, and that made it a lot easier to keep the lines smooth. I'd like to make them year round!

Happy Ascension!