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Comic 1063 - Rainy Day Filler: Militant Gold in Production

7th Nov 2021, 11:00 PM in Rainy Day Filler
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7th Nov 2021, 11:00 PM
Martin F.
After much talk about it and nudging at it, Militant Gold is now in fact in production. The first page is double length and the first half of it has been drawn. Kind of took a lot to sort of work myself up to that point,

For a long time I've been wanting to find an artist who could do the duties for it while I wrote it, much like with Wright as Rayne, but Adam definitely doesn't have time to add another comic to his schedule and I haven't had much luck with finding others interested in doing so, so eventually I just settled on needing to draw it myself.

I don't tend to feel very comfortable with my own art, but about a week or so I decided I'd been putting it off and telling myself, "Someday, I'll get to it someday," for too long and it was time to just buckle down and do it. As such first drawing the page and then drawing this filler have been a lot of my focus over the past few days and... Yeah, finally doing this.

It's imposing, I have to admit. Kind of finding myself with a lot of questions on if I can get faster at drawing this, if I can feel better. Guess it helps telling myself that it's by far the best-looking first page one of our comics has had. Feel like I kind of constantly find myself questioning my art and when I get hung up on something long enough it can take me to some pretty dark places - I struggled with drawing Reality here, did him last (huh, coincidentally I arranged these in the order I drew them, weird since this isn't the order they were in on the sheet while doing them) and it was just really winding up being a bit of a fiasco.

So... Yeah. I wondered about putting a rough date on it within the filler itself, but ultimately decided it was better to see how production went and what things were looking like before really committing to anything. My goal in the moment is to try getting if not the first chapter then at least 20 pages or so of it done and then starting up, build a comfortable backlog; I'd like to maybe try to angle for February or March-ish with that but again, for the time being no promises, still very much figuring this whole thing out and it's kind of easy to find myself intimidated or overwhelmed by trying to take this on. I'm not really even particularly comfortable with showing off my art as it is so it's something I'm going to need to kind of work through over the coming months.

I might as well give a little more information on our characters here. Venus Rockstar is also called Dionysus and is telekinetic, Captain Mercury's name is Steven and he can control minerals, Narcisco is named Eva and she has no powers but is the leader of the team guiding the others with her superior experience, Golden Girl - or Juliet - can control, distort, and harness light, while Reality - also known as Titus - is able to use a devastatingly powerful projectile he calls the Reality Check. The comic starts with the team coming together, although the first chapter only has the former four without Reality just yet.

This comic is set in the same continuity as Wright as Rayne and Blue Blood Heroes, but will probably largely be a bit more loosely connected than the others; there are shared characters between them, like that the villains of the first chapter the Impact Players have already turned up in WaR, but the comic has its own focuses and I'm going to try and keep it from being necessary to read one comic to understand the other.

Though there'll for sure be some plugging here and there when it first launches, going to try not to sink too much time or focus into that within WaR or to fall into giving constant status updates on it. If you do want more info as the project comes together I'll be largely sharing that on our Discord -

discord.gg/yP9ECdN

Hoping everyone's going to enjoy what's to come, whenever that may be, and thank you for your support over the years with Wright as Rayne, The Black Princess, and Blue Blood Heroes.

Adam's heading to bed but he got his comments together first off:

Hmm.... This is a very big project and very hard for me to talk about given how uninvolved I'm gonna be in the project.... Which feels weird to say because I'm really interested in how it turns out and still have some input on it.

Besides passing idaes back and forth on ideas and offering input on the scripts (which we both do for all the comics), I'm going to be doing storyboard-like layouts of the page which are finished by Martin. It's had some very encouraging, so we're both pretty excited to see how more of it turns out. ^^

Militant Gold is one of those things that's been sitting around and has so many neat ideas pinned to it that I'm really happy seeing it moving, in particular are a view key characters I'm waiting for, not just the ones in this picture... Let's just say there's a metric ton of villains for it. Probably has the biggest planned rogues gallery of any of the comics, come to think of it....

I dunno how much to say before going into spoilers but really hope everyone has their interest peaked, if so be sure to let us know.

Comments:

7th Nov 2021, 11:18 PM
Very interesting.
8th Nov 2021, 7:24 AM
Very exciting, the designs all look great, best of luck with this
12th Nov 2021, 5:36 AM
Martin F.
Heh, really hope you'll enjoy when we get there.