Smoke strips 15, 16 & 17 (revised) up,
A few things about these as I've said before I've been revising these especially lately with Illustrator to meet certain standards of artwork.
If this were the only revision I probably would have just let it go and continued on from what's done but I also wanted to change certain story
elements and to adjust the pacing to make a better comic that I could potentially do something with in the future. I always want to redo old stuff
but I understand a lot of people like seeing the progression, the Dajin's Tale strips weren't so far along for this to be as much of an issue though
so before they get too far I'd like to go ahead and do it, I'll probably redo the ones before 15 as well over time but that will be occassionally,
bit by bit on my own time until they're all done. New strips will just be put up on the site as they get done, i.e. 18, 19 & 20 which have finished
lineart will be up before too long after the next EQ strip update or two.
These strips will be a little less self contained on a strip by strip basis like the EQ comics, this makes it so I don't have to plot out each
comic to try to have some kind of punchline or be able to stand on its own as much, instead stretching things like exposition out over the course
of a few pages like a regular comic book so please keep that in mind. I'll try to release them in a way that it's not as noticable as much as
possible. The artwork was worth redoing as well because the other side of this approach is using higher quality artwork to present the world of
the story in a more fleshed out way as a backdrop giving more space for the writing to play out on. Thanks for your patience and I hope you
Well it took awhile but the original Smoke comics have their own page and index now and updates will be
released here from now on once per month, last months updates weren't released since I wanted to get this done
first so the current strips are 5 & 6 as you can see. There probably won't be too many news releases here on this
page, I'm not too chatty when it comes to news in the first place and I don't see too much reason to spread them
across two different index pages so the only news here will be things that directly relate to this strip only.
Eventually I'll try to put up a bonus section for this page as well with little extras like a map of the world
the strip takes place in, bios on the characters, etc, etc, for now it's just bare bones but it's better than just
direct links from the normal page I think. Finally just as another reminder, please remember it's best to consider
this strip and the normal EQ strip mutally exclusive, speculation about one strip based on things in another is
discouraged and generally just a headache all around, while they share some characters this is an original work and
distant from the EQ strip. The positive is that since this strip is original it is not hampered by any copyright
problems like the EQ strip is and thus can be printed and sold in hard copy comic book form, should the interest
warrant printing it, we'll see how it goes. Like the EQ strip this one will be divided into regular chapters with covers
and such so printing them in that form will be easy enough.