Two more weeks until updates resume! (Well, two weeks and three days.) I’m still working on the buffer to ensure there will be no missed updates. I’m currently working on the pencils for #99. That’s one away from triple digits. Holy moly. I have finalized scripts through #131, and then 10 text pages of outlines for future plot.
I made a big breakthrough plot-wise last night. I’ve been struggling to make the story cohesive since the original plot was conceived by one person five years ago, I recently integrated elements from another story I was writing with another person, and things that had originally wrote stopped making sense with how the story was evolving. Things that I thought I’d just figure out “later” were quickly becoming more imminent. It’s like assembling a lego set without instructions, then someone dumps another set’s pieces in your lap. Right now my starship has has drawbridge and a dragon but it’s shaping out to be pretty sweet.
Because I’m antsy as hell, I launched my Patreon last night. I learned a lot about how it works while I was setting it up. For as little as $1 a month, you can gain access to exclusive content, and also help me recoup the cost of creating the comic! It also let’s me know how many of you guys are out there reading and enjoying the comic, especially if you’ve never left a comment on the site. (As far as I know, there are maybe a dozen people who visit the site regularly? And on purpose? I don’t know!)
I’ll put together a fancy button for the site when I get home tonight, but for now here’s a link to my Patreon page.
If you become a Patron right now, you get a super special secret sneak peek at comic #88 (with no colors) before official updates resume!
I’ve finally gotten all of those meandering ducks in a row so now I can announce an official start date for new comics.
Northwind will resume weekly updates starting TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH.
I will also be launching a Patreon then, so if you want to help the comic out financially and get some extra content/perks while you’re at it, please check that out!
Not much to report at the moment other than I’m still working. Comic #96 is half inked right now. Having a buffer will be really nice, especially if I want to do any *wink* double update weeks in the future.
Hey guys. It’s been a while.
Over the last couple of months, I’ve been polishing scripts, scribbling thumbnails, and drawing comics. I already have seven pages drawn and five of those scanned, cleaned, and lettered. I did a bit of maintenance on the site tonight since it’s kind of gathered cobwebs in my absence. My website skills aren’t that great, but at least all pages are now functional again. I may make some more cosmetic changes in the future, but without comics there would be no point! I can’t say exactly when the comic will make its return, but it will be… soonish.
Making this comic has been really fun for me and I’m excited to be working on it again. Unfortunately, hosting the site and having the comics colored is a bit expensive. Being a mom and also a homeowner, I don’t have as much disposable income to pay for these things as I used to. I’ve signed up for Patreon, which hopefully will help offset the costs of sharing Northwind with you all. My account isn’t active yet and I have some things to arrange in the background, but I wanted to give you guys a heads up on what’s going on. I’m going to try to update this blog every week to show my progress until actual updates resume. I’ll also be posting to Northwind’s twitter @NWcomic with other news and possibly sneak peeks.