Issue Three, Page Nine

August 24, 2020 in Issue Three
Issue Three, Page Nine
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Author Notes:

MattSchofield 24th Aug 2020, 9:00 AM
MattSchofield
I hope I'm not going to jinx myself by saying this, but so far the bi-weekly update schedule is working really well for me, and the speed that I create the pages.

This page layout is pretty straightforward, to show the destruction of the Eco-Opt building. This story point was mostly borne out of my frustration with drawing all those stairs on the interior of the building in the last issue! Drawing staircases in perspective sucks, even with the aid of digital perspective tools - you still gotta draw the thing! I'm glad to be done with this particular location because it gave me a lot of trouble!

One thing I do seem to enjoy drawing, though, is rubble! The crumbling building in the first panel was all drawn and inked by hand. It had to have some consistency with the look of the building on the previous page, since the walls were just beginning to crumble. It was fun, but it did take a while, and so for panels two and three I used a bunch of different digital rubble brushes - in those panels the building had lost its "shape" and was now just a bunch of rubble in a ball, so the repeated shapes of a rubble brush weren't going to be as obvious (even then, I have about five different rubble brushes, to hopefully mix things up).

I know some of you readers have some theories as to what's happening with the Semple-Platt device, and the dimensional rift beyond it, and it's intriguing to me to read them - nobody has quite hit it on the head yet, but I hope that's part of the fun of reading the story. Rest assured, things will be explained - somewhat - in the next couple of pages.

Stay tuned, and if you are enjoying the comic in general, please recommend it to friends and family! As I've said before, every comment, like and compliment is like rocket fuel for me, and really spurs me to keep going! So allow me to extend a huge THANK YOU for reading!

Comments:

Mrremoraman 24th Aug 2020, 9:10 AM
Mrremoraman
Me: Man, I sure do I have a lot to...

*sees Steamroller Man update*

Me: Well, maybe I need a break...
MattSchofield 24th Aug 2020, 3:49 PM
MattSchofield
Aww thanks! I appreciate you taking the time to read it!
Peter Wulfdane 24th Aug 2020, 10:22 AM
Peter Wulfdane
Of all the TIMES
To come up with RHYMES,
This ONE
Takes the GUN!

...err, cake.
MattSchofield 26th Aug 2020, 7:21 AM
MattSchofield
Haha! Nice!
Peter Wulfdane 26th Aug 2020, 10:22 PM
Peter Wulfdane
heehee!
Miaubol 25th Aug 2020, 3:21 AM
Miaubol
Lol! Keep on smiling, Steamroller-man, keep on smiling and debating xD

"I know some of you readers have some theories as to what's happening with the Semple-Platt device, and the dimensional rift beyond it, and it's intriguing to me to read them - nobody has quite hit it on the head yet, but I hope that's part of the fun of reading the story."

Oh yes, exactly that, I love surprises! :D
MattSchofield 26th Aug 2020, 7:24 AM
MattSchofield
Yes, I was thinking of you when I wrote that in my Author's Notes, Miaubol! The next page will have a bit of an explanation - but there is a lot of story potential with this dimensional gateway so I'm still leaving it somewhat mysterious...
Miaubol 30th Aug 2020, 11:57 AM
Miaubol
Sounds good! :D

..and it's exactly how Marvel does it ;)
ebarie 25th Aug 2020, 5:43 AM
ebarie
Love the textures you rendered in this. Funny dialogue. Fantastic.
MattSchofield 26th Aug 2020, 7:25 AM
MattSchofield
Thanks, Eric, I really appreciate that!
ebarie 26th Aug 2020, 7:56 AM
ebarie
You are welcome.
PumpkinheadPie.com 25th Aug 2020, 9:48 AM
Reminds me of a secretary who used to correct "fiscal year" to "physical year" in memos...

How did Steve Rollerman get his powers, anyway? I bet it was by taking the Short Attention Span and Functional Illiteracy Disadvantages.
MattSchofield 26th Aug 2020, 7:28 AM
MattSchofield
I'll be completely honest - I have a few possible origins for him, all completely different from each other. I haven't quite decided which one I like the best at this point, and so for that reason I haven't broached the subject within the comic. I think it will be revealed at a point in the story that feels right. So far it hasn't felt right.
skowog 23rd Nov 2020, 11:53 PM
I love me a good rubble brush!
SR's expression in panel 4...priceless!
MattSchofield 24th Nov 2020, 6:20 AM
MattSchofield
RUBBLE BRUSH 4 LIFE