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Thursday 24 July

Here's today's Way Back Home update! Like I said, a title page! Things are moving along. To a scene change!

Wednesday 23 July

Here's today's Random Encounter update! Making up for missing Monday's update seeeeeeeee.... um. I guess that's all I got for now, busy week, better get some sleep! Zzzzz

Tuesday 22 July

Here's today's Way Back Home update! And the end of the current volume! So, next update will be a title page, of course. And then a scene change, I think! Had enough time hanging around these dudes, need to go back to Elle for a bit because she's probably quite busy...

Hopefully I'll be able to update Random Encounter with a comic tomorrow to make up for the one I missed yesterday, but I might have to do another character update instead. Weeee'lll seeeeeeee. Plenty busy this week, bwah. Maybe I'll be less busy next week. Or maybe I have no idea what I'm doing next week. Hrrrrrrmmmmm. Well, whatever happens, there will be some comics some time (hopefully on-time is that sometimes)

Monday 21 July

I'm a bit tired for a comic update, sorry! So here's some character updates:

And that's all the students sorted! Next I'll move onto the teachers. But here' a bonus:

Another minor recurring character profile, because why not. I've got a few guys I could add to that section, like Lore and Sheila, Orianna (who will totally be back at some point), Mia, I dunno, maybe a few others... but dangit I felt like drawing a bear. So here we are :B

Sunday 20 July

Aaand to round off the week, here's the next page of The Breaking! Getting there, wherever "there" is. The next page I'll finally introduce whatever guardian they've been talking about for the last several pages, so there'll be that. Place your bets on who it is! It's definitely somebody who's appeared in another comic, if that at all narrows it down (it kind of does).

Aaaaaaaaand if this is of any interest to you... I've uploaded the first part of the story this set of comics is based on. I wrote it... actually not *that* long ago. Somewhere I do have a foler of realllllly old stuff related to this, but I'm not sure where it is at the moment. AT ANY RATE I may or may not post more of that story. It's not all... done. Parts of it are - the parts of it that came to mind strong enough to be bothered writing down. You know what it's like :B

Almost forgot! Also the latest Random Encounter page is finally coloured, hurrah

Saturday 19 July

Here's this week's New Game+ update! Oh my stars, a female character. What is this?! Followup question: man how long have I been waiting to introduce this lady (it's a while).

Anyway! I was a bit busy... definitely not playing with legos... today, so the Random Encounter colours aren't done yet. They'll be done before Monday's update, anyway.

Friday 18 July

Here's today's Random Encounter update! Things that were last talked about in volume 20: a bunch of these things. The hazards of shuffling a large cast of 'main' characters! And... you may have noticed a distinct lack of colour to today's update. I've suddenly taken a bit ill so I'ma have to do the colour tomorrow or the day after... Sorry! I figured it was better to go full-page with delayed colour than another half-page.

Thursday 17 July

Here's today's Way Back Home update! Ah, I knew there was a reason they let Mana tag along. And that reason was she's really consistently had the best ideas out of anyone in this comic. Good job.

Wednesday 16 July

OK! It's Wednesday so it's time for Random Encounter character revamps! This week there's just one, because I'm trying to get some other comics done. So, Phoenix Claw!

Claw's a character design I had from before I started any DHS-related comics, actually. She originally had a really terrible storyline that I tried to draw in really terrible comics in the back of a sketchbook in early highschool. I probably still have that sketchbook somewhere, but as I mentioned.... terrrrrrrrible.

Tuesday 15 July

Here's today's Way Back Home update! Is "intolerabler" a word? Because that's what I'm going to use to describe what's happening next here. :B

Monday 14 July

Here's today's Random Encounter update! Drake's right. All the time.

And here's yesterday's The Breaking update! Which I have now caught up on, so hoorah! All ready to fall behind again this week~

Sunday 13 July

Sorry! Today's update is late. It'll be up tomorrow! I've got it mostly inked so it won't take much longer... but I was really sick today and couldn't do any work on it for most of the day :B Not the most fun ever! But it'll be done for tomorrow.

Saturday 12 July

Here's this week's New Game+ update! Grain still continues to make friends (poorly). But enough of this cryptic talk from him, BRING ON THE LADIES. Wait, that's me, I should do that.

Also, man! It's like all my characters want to punch each other lately. Break wants to punch Grain, Loki wants to punch Drake, Zamil wants to punch Tella, Deimi wants to punch Dyaris, and now Kimha's getting pretty close to punching a bro. This, I swear, is coincidence. But there will definitely be more wanting to punch dudes in future, as it appears to be the default attitude around LaRaGa.

Oh! And before I forget, since I seem to keep forgetting... I've started a new sidecomic at Project Future with Tapewolf, called Heads, you lose. And speaking of DMFA fancomics (nice segue, eh? EH???) I also done a fancomic for DMFA! It has Peony in it because c'mon, Peony.

And I finally got around to moving Daisy over to the 'finished' pile o' comics. I was being a bit lazy about it because I thought I might like to do the sequel, but then I got even lazier. I will at some point do another thing with it, but thennnn I need to decide if it's a properly separate comic or just tacked onto the end... Either way, the full bit about Daisy is done now, so finished it is!

Friday 11 July

Here's today's Random Encounter comic. Aaand... that seems like an excellent way to get out of school. If by that you mean expelled. It's a hero school though, I'm sure they're used to thaaa-- OH NO. That comic I did about how hero schools are magnets for delinquents who first try to solve problems through violence was in the old New Game comics aaaaaa.

Thursday 10 July

Here's today's Way Back Home comic! Tella is very close to getting punched in the face (again).

Wednesday 9 July

Character art updates! I even did two, because they're buddies! Buddies gotta stick together!

Also I can't remember if I said this before, but I'm also posting these alongside the old art on tumblr, because why not? I've also got the old art up on the server which I definitely did post earlier but psssh that's not nearly so fun.

Tuesday 8 July

Here's today's Way Back Home update! Tella actually did try to tell Zam that earlier. So hey! Since I don't have much else to say today, let's talk comic lengths!

I fully expect Way Back Home to run to around 400 pages, though my planning's less than stellar so it could run over that by a lot. Or under. Going at around 50 pages per volume, I think it's 7 volumes + a ridiculous epilogue. I wrote it all down and got a copy of it somewhere around here, but I pretty much only check it when doing a batch of thumbnails :V plus it could always change as I draw it, that usually happens.

New Game+ I think I already mentioned is 22 volumes, including 2 volumes that are mainly filler and could be cut (I already ran one of those, though! Mwahaha old canon references!). Which I have big question marks around the page length of, possibly around 500 pages, but it's hard to tell.

The Breaking I'm still working on a proper ...breakdown for. All of my notes say "hecka long" but no real idea, so far. I know where it starts, I know a good chunk of the middle, and I know where it ends... but every time I try to pin it down a whole bunch of junk gets added to it! For some reason I have "around 12 volumes" written down in my notes, but I know that I haven't planned out 12 volumes so where did that come from, hmm. I've got decent plans for like, 2 1/2. And expectations of up to 7. Then a ton of question marks and a final showdown. I expect as I draw more of it I'll have a better idea of where I stand on it.

Do I have any other comics running at the moment? Oh wait, Random Encounter, duh! Comic #1. The cause of all this hassle! ...I say, as though it wasn't just a conglomeration of ideas that have been hanging around for ages and I totally haven't been recycling ideas older than it into it and other comics around here. I have a big list o' volume ideas around here somewhere that I am terrible at keeping up-to-date, that must be around 80 so far... not including ~holiday specials~, but including a lot of stuff I already run. Mostly sorted by belonging to different story arcs and having to take place after certain major events. ONE DAY I will introduce the characters that I created for it in 2004, like Breeze and... uh no, that's pretty much it.

But wait, I think I got distracted. What was I saying? Oh yeah. Random Encounter... has a lot of littler story arcs that have a conclusion and then move onto something else, and is a dumping ground for most of my ideas... so it is fully set to keep going indefinitely. Or until I wear my fingers to the bone.

At some point I want to do MORE COMICS but that's generally true. I want to have another shorter comic going on for a bit but most of the ideas I got in mind are for longer ones and I clearly got enough of that for awhile! So I'll sit and think on it for a bit. ...I guess I could do the sequel to Daisy? That's about the same length as that was. But first... Gotta get my job-related stuff worked out! And get all these cast updates done!


So! I'll be back tomorrow with some Random Encounter character art updates! ...Probably just one, since I spent most of today working on silly comics that I can't use until September for REASONS* and am behind enough now that tomorrow will be a good day to catch up on things like Thursday's WBH update...

*sometimes it's funny to work on 1-3 extra pages a week to ambush somebody with much later in the year except I can't keep secrets for crap so that might not work out OH WELL S'ALL FUN