Since I'm taking a long time with the upcoming update, I'm uploading one of the finished parts here for everyone's enjoyment and to build a little hype and speculation.
This upcoming update is going to be a vertical comic that covers everything up until 'Help!' ([link]
), explaining the last few days before everything went wrong, and what was being done to try to prevent it.
This particular part shows Fluttershy sending off her report to Spike, who is in Canterlot with Twilight. It lacks dialogue boxes and other things, and the black void is going to be used when the comic's parts are assembled for a seamless transition.
The whole comic is a lot of experiments. I'm trying to do the entire comic without using the lineart tool - except for the neat borders around the images - to force me to use and adapt my traditional drawing style, where stability options and line editing tools are not available. It's harder, it's slower, but it's also a fair and much needed challenge.
Anyway, I've got a long way to go yet, but after spending a lot of time agonising over this part and trying to find my feet as it were, I reckon I can step up production speed. I'm much more confident that I can create this comic up to my standards without the lineart tools now, so I won't be seeing this comic as a monolith that wants to cast a shadow on me.
In the meantime, feel free to speculate and leave your feedback. I'm sorry for the slow updates, and I hope that proof that I'm still working on this is assuring.