Author Topic: Mountain Leopards: An Adventuring Story  (Read 5133 times)

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« Last Edit: November 18, 2018, 01:03:31 PM by Jubal »
The duke, the wanderer, the philosopher, the mariner, the warrior, the strategist, the storyteller, the wizard, the wayfarer...

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Re: In which Jubal decides to find out how hard writing comics is
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2018, 12:44:06 AM »
I guess he should have invested in his passive perception a bit. :P
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Re: In which Jubal decides to find out how hard writing comics is
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2018, 01:16:55 AM »
I guess in gaming terms Botso would be some kind of cross-class cleric/bard, considering he has enough plot sense to converse with the narrative voice. :)

I've also worked out plans for two more strips of this story, if anyone wants to hear what happens next?
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Re: In which Jubal decides to find out how hard writing comics is
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2018, 01:34:16 AM »
Do the thing.
I'd be more apathetic if I weren't so lethargic.

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Re: In which Jubal decides to find out how hard writing comics is
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2018, 06:17:03 AM »
It's good! Made me chuckle too. I'm not precious about my fourth walls

Would definitely read the others :)
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Re: In which Jubal decides to find out how hard writing comics is
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2018, 11:33:55 AM »
Very much raised a smirk :-) Keen to see another!

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Re: In which Jubal decides to find out how hard writing comics is
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2018, 05:48:01 PM »
Thanks guys! :) OK, as requested...

Ep 2: I Shot The Cleric (But I Didn't Shoot the Ordinary):


Feedback welcome as ever :) I'll start a list of episodes in the OP.
« Last Edit: September 02, 2018, 04:04:46 PM by Jubal »
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Re: In which Jubal decides to find out how hard writing comics is
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2018, 06:11:10 PM »
Enjoying Botso's dialogue - and loving the detail on the clergy/cleric :-)

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Re: In which Jubal decides to find out how hard writing comics is
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2018, 08:20:01 AM »
Interesting! I like it.

So you've only got one more to conclude? I'm sure you could probably spin the story out if you wanted :]
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Re: In which Jubal decides to find out how hard writing comics is
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2018, 10:47:28 AM »
I've only got one more planned - it certainly doesn't conclude the story at all, I just haven't had any ideas for where to go after that!

I've got a lot of general thoughts on some kind of a plot, and three other characters drawn up who I want to flesh out and introduce, but it's keeping the dialogue light/humourous enough that I'm struggling with. I can't just make D&D punchline gags because they're all 200% overdone and I don't even know the rules well enough, and I need to build up a fair bunch more comics/characterisation before I can start making internally referential humour within the comic world either.
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Re: In which Jubal decides to find out how hard writing comics is
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2018, 01:34:53 PM »
Ooh, this is neat.  :D

As a point of critique, I think the fonts could be clearer, maybe by using fonts with anti-aliasing.

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Re: In which Jubal decides to find out how hard writing comics is
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2018, 09:13:36 PM »
Ep 3: The Man Upstairs



Another one out! :) In which Botso has some troubles with authority.

I now have an idea for another five or so strips, and I've basically finished #4. I'm wondering if I should actually slow down from this point and make this (initially) a weekly-ish thing? There's no way that in the long run I'm going to produce these things faster than once a week on average, and I think keeping to a regular-ish routine is more likely to get me to keep going than just doing them when I feel like it and ending up with something that always gets bumped down the queue or has a short burst every quarter of a year or something. Thoughts on that?


Ooh, this is neat.  :D

As a point of critique, I think the fonts could be clearer, maybe by using fonts with anti-aliasing.
Hm, I'll have a think about that - I've tried messing with other fonts but none of them seemed to improve it really. Does the font still look unclear to you if you look at the image in full-size? (Click on it in a web browser to enlarge).
« Last Edit: September 02, 2018, 05:49:20 PM by Jubal »
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Re: In which Jubal decides to find out how hard writing comics is
« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2018, 09:43:00 PM »
Hihi, that guy just made favourite god of the week... Sarcasm and bookworminess, Caradìlis approves... :)
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Re: In which Jubal decides to find out how hard writing comics is
« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2018, 08:20:45 AM »
haha Otarid has some sass
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Re: In which Jubal decides to find out how hard writing comics is
« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2018, 10:28:45 PM »
I like this very much, and would enjoy more of it.

Also I feel the comic deserves a name of its own, not just "In which Jubal...", but I'm not sure what it should be.