Archive for February 2010

Snow Job Ch 02 Pg 19

February 1, 2010 Click for full size

Snow Job Ch 02 Pg 20

February 4, 2010 Click for full size

Snow Job Ch 02 Pg 21

February 8, 2010 Click for full size

Runners link banners uploaded

February 10, 2010

In the Goodies section, I just uploaded a number of different link banners for this site. Please feel free to use them if you feel inclined to link to www.runnersuniverse.com and help spread the word.

Snow Job Ch 02 Pg 22

February 11, 2010 Click for full size

Snow Job Ch 02 Pg 23

February 15, 2010 Click for full size

Snow Job Ch 02 Pg 24

February 18, 2010 Click for full size

Model Ship Interest?

February 18, 2010

Anyone have a couple hundred bucks and a hankerin’ for a model Brimia? A friend recently introduced me to Randy Cooper, an amazing model maker who occasionally does custom projects. He’s interested in making a limited model run of the Khoruysa Brimia, Roka’s smuggler ship in Runners. Naturally, I would LOVE for this to happen, because (a) it would be cool as hell to have a finished model of my ship design, and (b) I could actually use it for reference in drawing the ship from different angles.  🙂

But is anyone else interested? The process is labor-intensive for Randy, so he’d have to have significant interest before taking it on. He’d be scratch-building a master, from which he’d create molds to produce sets that buyers could then assemble and paint. According to him, a 12”-14″ model set would cost around $200-250 to buy, and he would need at least 20 people interested.

You can check out Randy’s work at his website: http://randycoopermodels.com/

If you think you might be interested in buying a limited $200-250 model of the Khoruysa Brimia, just let me know by posting your comment in this thread. Thanks!

New Posting Schedule

February 18, 2010

In order to stay ahead of schedule and transition seamlessly from RUNNERS: The Big Snow Job into the next arc, I have decided to reduce new page posts to once a week, starting with issue #3. Instead of the current Monday and Thursday schedule, new pages of story will post on Mondays.

This was a tough decision, but ultimately, I decided that for a webcomic, consistency in schedule would be crucial to keeping and building a strong readership. At the current 2 pages/week rate, there would have to be a long break online between the end of the current story arc and the beginning of the next one, and I didn’t want the readers to suffer that long a hiatus. So hopefully, the new schedule will result in no interruption between stories.

And the change isn’t necessarily bad news, as I will continue with Thursday posts every week. The second weekly post won’t be story content but will be behind-the-scenes posts. The content will range from character turnarounds, to prop and ship diagrams, to concept sketches, to process documents that show my method of working. This will all be in addition to the commentary I’m still providing with each posted story page. So I hope you’ll check out both posts each week!

Thanks to everyone who voiced their comments and votes on the “Feedback Needed” thread. Your feedback was a great help!

Snow Job Ch 03 Cover

February 22, 2010 Click for full size

BONUS CONTENT: Roka Turnaround

February 25, 2010

For Roka’s snow outfit, I wanted to stick with his established style of elongated vertical shapes, so I gave him a long coat with vertical banding to accentuate the length. The pouches on his belt also have long flaps to continue the motif. I threw in the horizontal bands on the sleeves to break up the verticals a little and also because I just thought it might be an interesting look to have these slight bulges of fabric between each band on the arms.