Welcome back to another Hypertransitory Monday Comics, featuring part 2 of Kid Hype!
If you didn’t read the first one, go check out Monday Comics Kid Hype #1 and then jump back here.
This week Jake faces off against a walking battlesuit from neo-nazi organization Hurricane Stormfront. Read on to see the comic, and for those interested in some behind the scenes knowledge check for that after the art.
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JG’s Creator Notes
I’ll add some of my nuts and bolts thoughts regarding these comics down here. Those who don’t want to know about this sort of thing can stop reading. Sometimes it can ruin the “magic” of the comic.
Anyway, there’s a couple of things with this episode:
1. The first thing I thought is that I’m going to re-design that Kid Hype logo. It doesn’t fit into any space well at all. I should have thought of that when I made it.
I just don’t like it, so I’ll probably re-do it as more of a horizontal when the next round of Kid Hype comes around (there will be one, maybe two more Kid Hype’s in this story arc).
2. I’m getting better at leaving space for the words. Sometimes I have so much dialogue more art gets covered than I originally planned.
I’m not exactly new to this so you’d think I’d remember that, but I just get so into the art I forget about the words sometimes.
3. I had some hard drive issues while working on this comic and I’ve basically lost the artwork used to create it now. I have the “flattened” finished artwork that I can’t really easily work with, but the original Photoshop files got corrupted.
This isn’t a situation where I have only myself to blame, such as if I didn’t back up regularly. No, this was one of those fluke things where even as I was working on it, the drive went bad and some of the blocks/sectors/whatever in the file got corrupted in the Photoshop files. Now I can’t open/move/copy or do anything with them. Curses!
These drives have to fail sometime, but this was not a good time. At least I did get finished, but losing all my working files is fairly upsetting.
So now it’s time to get another drive and prepare for next week. I’ll just leave off with this for now and stay tuned for next Monday with another episode of Kid Hype! Let me know your thoughts or questions in the comments!