Chapter 04: ◄◄July


Chapter 04: ◄◄July
Chapter 04: ◄◄July
Chapter 04: ◄◄July
Chapter 04: ◄◄July
Chapter 04: ◄◄July
Chapter 04: ◄◄July
Chapter 04: ◄◄July
Chapter 04: ◄◄July
Chapter 04: ◄◄July
Chapter 04: ◄◄July
Chapter 04: ◄◄July
Chapter 04: ◄◄July
Chapter 04: ◄◄July
Chapter 04: ◄◄July
Chapter 04: ◄◄July
Chapter 04: ◄◄July
Chapter 04: ◄◄July
Chapter 04: ◄◄July
  • Motivation, Concentration (2014) is the first time Austin and Jake appeared in any story. The characters themselves were only created for that story...the storyline happens around the same timeline as above, so I do recommend reading it (even though it's OLD ART) if you want to get a fuller picture of their respective POVs.

  • This chapter is nearly twice as long as the other ones, and thus, has taken me twice as long to put out/release.

  • I looked at both 2014 and 2017 comics for consistency (hair length, bags, etc.), but ultimately, Jake's mole moves a lot. Jake's travelling mole. There are other details that differ between the versions, but I'll let you discover those for yourself. I toyed with the idea of fixing/re-doing some of the 2014 work, but no time!

  • In ch01 there was a visual metaphor that really only existed to be brought back in ch04. I re-wrote and re-ordered the story to make this bread crumbing happen!

  • Many of the interiors were made in roomstyler. What a life saver!

  • The nature stuff was referenced from photos that I took on a trip to the Rockies back in 2016. I was equally enamoured by the quiet and beautiful view atop the Whistlers Mountain. If I had more time (and motivation), I'd tone the heck of out the pages to really nail down the sunset vibe.

  • 164 is the page number in my leuchtturm1917 where this chapter's outline is written down on.

  • I am pleased that I found the default star brush in Clip Studio Paint.

  • While drawing comics can feel like you're putting yourself through some personal physical/emotional torture, I've learned a lot from it. Comics also force me to draw things out of my comfort zone (that I would not otherwise draw if it didn't have some storytelling value).