Heh… surprise? Those of you who tuned in yesterday (April Fools Day! Don’t you all know the drill by now?) may have had some snarky things to say about my April 1st announcement that Galaxion would be moving to full colour. Well, as it turns out, the joke was that we weren’t kidding. It’s kind of like how we all like to wander over to ThinkGeek to see what wonderfully absurd items they list for their April Fools Day prank, only to learn later that they’ve put some of those items up for sale after all.
So here’s the deal. For a while now I’ve longed to join the 21st century and start colouring Galaxion, but I’ve been nervous to start. It’s a big commitment, both in terms of time (particularly at the beginning while I get comfortable with the process) and in cost, when it eventually comes time to send this stuff to the printer. I think I can do it now, without interrupting the comic’s schedule. At the very least, I will promise you that I’m going to be giving it an honest try. Since I’m still pretty new to thinking in colour, I do reserve the right to change the colours from page to page while I figure out on the fly what works and what doesn’t, so consistency may be lacking for a while. If you have a better colour sense than I do, or have more practice with working in colour webcomics, feel free to toss in suggestions. I look forward to hearing what you think!
The April Fools messing-with-your-heads thing wasn’t originally part of the plan, but when it became clear that the first page I intended to post in colour was going to wind up so close to April 1st, and since I didn’t have time to make something else, I decided to have some fun. I hope I didn’t aggravate too many of you!
Anyway, here is some more news that I promise has absolutely nothing to do with pranks: This Friday and Saturday, April 5th and 6th, I will be a guest at RavenCon in Richmond, VA. I won’t have a table in the Dealer’s Room this year, but here’s my schedule of panels:
- Publishing Your Webcomic, 8pm
- Social Media for the Introvert, 4pm
- From Comics to Webcomics and Back Again, 6pm
- Writing for Webcomics: 8pm
I’ll have some books available for my usual convention-sale prices ($12 for one book, both for $20!), and you’ll be able to catch me before or after the panels. Or, feel free to email me and we can arrange to meet up.