Much apologies, everyone, but Page 18 won’t be ready until next week. We’re working very hard on it and have made excellent headway. But it’s just not there yet. It will be out next Friday for sure though. Apologies for the delay. This is what we get for burning through our buffer though. ‘Tis the price of doing a webcomic when your artist is still in high school.
For those who don’t know, a ‘buffer’ is the safety net of completed pages a typical webcomic has built up in order to give themselves some breathing room and still be able to post content if something comes up in their personal life or if they’re struggling with a particularly tough page. The buffer lets them continue to post new content on schedule.
When we first started, we had a buffer of about two pages, which for us is about a month’s worth of content – a lot of other webcomics have buffers that stretch between two weeks and a month, depending on how often they update (and some have even larger buffers!). However, we burned through ours remarkably quickly by the time Brian took June off to visit family in Missouri. He’s back and working on new content again, but we’re basically just posting new content as it’s created at this point. It’s not the ideal position for a webcomic to be in, but it’s what we can do at the moment.
Regardless, we’re very passionate about and dedicated to Aeolian Hope. We are sorry for the delay and hope that you’ll find it’s worth it next Friday. =)
We’re halfway the-re! Wo-OAH, we’ll make it I swe-ar! Wo-OAH we’re halfway the-re!!
Yes! After first starting this project a little over a year ago now, and beginning to publicly publish content last March, we’ve hit the half-way point for Issue 1: Winter Contingency!! This is REALLY exciting for us! Thank you to everyone who’s been reading so far. We hope you’ve been enjoying it and we’re very excited to bring you even more and ever greater original Halo storytelling over the coming months!
Halfway there!! =D
Welcome to the latest OPORD, just in time to technically have been made in July! There’s a few bits of Aeolian News for you this time around, so let’s just get straight to it.
After our June hiatus, Aeolian Hope is back and posting new content again! Page 16 went up last week, and Brian’s hard at work on Page 17 as we speak. I have the storyboarding done up through page 19, so we’re definitely back into the full swing of things. We’re hoping to have Page 17 up by next Friday, and we’re VERY excited for it. Once it’s posted we’ll be at the official half-way point for Issue 1, a great milestone for us.
We’re In ur Internet
Aeolian Hope has recently teamed up with the Halo Archive (the internet’s greatest Halo fan community), and is posting our story with them as well. We’re up to Page 6 so far in their Community Creations blog section, and you can join the Aeolian discussion on the Archive here.
We’ve also recently joined Twitter, which has been a lot of fun, and have updated our website so you can see our Twitter feed on the left side of the page. Don’t forget to follow us for the most frequent AH updates around!
Finally, voting for the Top Web Comics of July comes to a close today. Voting for August starts tomorrow, so please take a moment to vote for us.
New Characters Page & Preview Art
Normally we post a little snippet of preview art from an upcoming page with the OPORD. There’s one atop this post, but we’ve also hidden a second one. We’re creating new Characters pages as more of them are introduced in the story, and now that we’re just about halfway done there’s enough material to publish the second group of character profiles – the UNSC Personnel. Three of them you’ve met already and the fourth one you’ll meet in Page 17. Head on over if you want to dive deeper into the lore of Aeolian Hope!
That’s about it for July. We’ll see you next month for another OPORD, and next week for Page 17!
Well, Aeolian Hope is officially back in full swing! You all had to wait so long through our hiatus that I just decided to post the new page early this time. Thanks for sticking with us through the hiatus – we are very excited to be posting AH’s story again. There is a lot of great stuff on the horizon for us, as this epic tale is only just getting started! Please enjoy Page 16 – we’ll see you again soon!