Gosh. It’s been more than a month. Guess I slept in. Sorry.
This chapter is unique. The cover was made entirely with copic markers. Pages 1-4 were colored on the computer. Page 11 was made with crayons and sharpie.
This whole thing has been an experiment. What do you think of it? Please tell me.
-Dean (The Artist)
This is probably the chapter we’ve worked the hardest on. For this time, we decided to focus entirely on having high quality, rather than meeting a deadline. We’ll probably try to find a compromise between speed and quality in later chapters, as one month is a bit too long…
This is also a special and unique chapter in the script and storytelling. Dean told me to write scripts as though “they were a letter to him” rather than incoherent scrawling. Regrettably to say, my older scripts were more of an attempt to just put ideas on paper, regardless of flow. This time, I made sure to revise multiple times and spend as much time as necessary on characterization, etc., while also setting up multiple concurrent threads and introducing new characters and concepts.
Dialogue, lots of dialogue. It was painful to type a lot of it into the word bubbles. 10 pages seems like a lot when writing, especially when I take so long second-guessing things, but for the reader, it really isn’t all that much. I’ve been very busy with college, and haven’t had much time to write script, so I’ve just been squeaking by. Surprisingly, the hardest class isn’t chemistry, rather, it’s my fitness class. I can barely even survive jogging on a treadmill for 20 minutes, and I need to do that every day to pass. . . I’m going to be exhausted by the end of this quarter.
Hey. It’s good to see you. It’s been a little while. I wish we could talk longer, but I have to go to sleep.
Hey. We don’t have any comics to post, because we went on hiatus, like I said last week. This is what I wanted to show you though. As you may know, me and Jim have always had a passion for game design, in addition to comics.
These are some screenshots from a work in progress. It’s an RPG with a unique pong-based battle system, which you may be able to see from the screenshots. It’s actually been less than a month since I started, but it seems to progressing rather quickly.
If you want to see this finished, or are interested in supporting our work, please, consider our Patreon page. We also have a Facebook page too, if you’d like to follow us that way.
This is a project I’d like to finish, but there’s a lot of stuff I can’t do on my own. I’d appreciate your support, and feedback.
Thanks for waiting. Here’s the conclusion to the Spirits of Despair and Destruction episode. I know we missed a week, but I’ve got ten pages, so that makes it okay, right? Please don’t hurt me . . .
Unfortunately, we’re going to go on a one week hiatus, so we can catch up on the script. It’s been a little bit busy. If we’re lucky, though, we may have something fun to post next week anyway.
Also, our long-lost letterer and colorist, Emma, sent us some fun illustrations relating to Psycho Games, from over there. Thanks, Emma. \[^^]/
Sorry. . . I’m getting to my finals at school, and I have a lot of work to do outside of Psycho Games. Also, I’m a lazy slacker. Well, we’re no longer in the intro. Here is where it turns into an action story. I suppose that’s a bit predictable. Soon, the major villain(s) will be revealed, and things will start to get crazy. Count on it. I also wish I could spend more time on character development. . . – Jim
Will Victor and Zed be able to survive the terrifying power of their new adversaries? Find out next week, in the fabulous continuation.
We’re trying to work harder with the fight scenes. Sorry for the weird art. \[u.u]/
I’m taking a drawing class, and getting back into drawing. Perhaps I will write and draw my own series for Robot Souls Comics. Right now, though, I just want to make Psycho Games as good as possible. It can be hard to work on, but it’ll certainly teach me a lot. – Jim
Hey! Good to see you! The covers for those old pages are finally done! I know it’s a little late, but it’s all coming together, piece by piece. Hopefully, these last two pages will also get colored beautifully.
Anyways, check out the cover gallery, and the entire comic here, were the covers have been finally added in.
I must apologize. I know Victor has done many terrible things, but most of them can be forgiven . . . but Hawaiian Pizza? Everyone knows pineapples don’t belong on pizza. If he wanted fruit, he could have ordered a (less sinful) grape pizza.
By the way, of all the Pizzas listed (supreme, Hawaiian, grape, sardine, emu, kumquat, sausage) which is arguably the best?
Who doesn’t like moral dilemmas? Victor must win, but he also must do what he thinks is right. What is there to do in a situation like this?
I’m thinking of experimenting with the scripting. I’m using a panel-by-panel structure, but I’m worried it doesn’t let the artist (Dean) pace and frame things how he sees fit. As the writer, I know what I want out of the plot, but that doesn’t mean I know what’ll look good on the page. Thus, I might use more of a summary-type script in the next few chapters. Let’s see how it goes.