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Birds, Page 4, Things Get Dire

Well, this is ominous. What's approaching and will the group make it out okay?

If you're curious about my working process and finding out more about Pacifica, two interviews with me were posted recently. The first is on Ink, Sweat, and Tears. The second is on Discover Comics. Please check them out.

Also, here on the site, there are now vertical scrolling versions of the comic as one big scrolling page. Check them out if you'd prefer to read the comic in a webtoon type format rather than clicking from one page to the next. Chapter one is here, and Chapter two is here.

Thoughts About Setting

I showed some of the art from the comic to someone and one of their first comments was about how they liked that the forest was immediately recognizable as a redwood forest. That definitely feels like a small victory, because it’s not at all accidental or incidental.One of my major goals with the comic is to have the setting convey the atmosphere of the redwood forests. I want the setting to be almost a character itself.Pacifica is very much inspired by growing up near the redwoods and spending many hours wandering them. The area has a very specific feeling and magic to it that I want to communicate in the stories. It’s hard not to feel a sense of wonder and mystery in these towering woods. Fairy tales and fantasy readily spring to mind as you wander here. It’s something that’s hard to do justice in pictures, but I hope that I capture some fraction of the awe these forests inspire.

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, everyone!

2019 was a pretty good year for Pacifica and I’m working on making 2020 the best one yet.

How am I going to do that? Let me lay it out for you:

  • Finish Finding A Path (“Chapter one” of Pacifica)
  • Start chapter two. (I have a title, but that’s a surprise for later)
  • Expand the newly introduced World Guide
  • Share more world lore and concept art
  • Collect Finding A Path into a book
  • Other side projects that are to be announced later

All these things are in various stages and will happen this year. I am super excited to be working on the comic on a daily basis now!

Along with the above mentioned steps, I will also be changing the comic’s format when chapter two starts. Pages will be vertical rather than horizontal and I will be switching over to a new font. These changes should not only improve the comic visually, but help me keep up with the more frequent updates.

It looks like it’s going to be a great year, and I hope all of you have a great one too!

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