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. =)
Just wanted to make a quick update post here in case you haven’t seen it on our other social media sites: Brian is back in town and already working on the art for Page 16. We’re back in gear for Aeolian Hope and you can expect to see the first new page on July 24th.
See you soon!
Issue 1 begins soon…
Hello, everyone and welcome to February’s update! It may be late in the February game, but we made it!
February has been a very busy month full of progress, setbacks and transitions for us on the AH team. Brian has been drawing at a ridiculously impressive pace and is already working on the third page from the second scene (that’s the 11th page total so far). We set a personal goal in January to have the entire first issue of Aeolian Hope done this year, and at this pace it looks like he’ll make mincemeat out of that resolution!
So that’s the awesome progress that’s been made – now for the transition. Our digital editor and letterer, Sal from HaloFanForLife, will be consolidating his role into a consultant position in order to better focus on dealing with some urgent issues that have cropped up in his life. We are sorry for his troubles and wish him the very best of luck in tackling them, but are grateful that he has agreed to continue being a consultant on the project. Sal has already provided a wealth of invaluable guidance and we know that this will only continue as the project grows.
In the meantime, my better half and all-around super heroine, Autumn will be taking on the role of digital editing and lettering. She is extremely talented, energetic and driven and we are thrilled to have her skill set on Aeolian Hope. She has already started working on it and the very first piece is already done – a proper banner for our website with the series’ title and taglines (which you should see now at the top of this page!). Next she begins work on the cover for Issue # 1 and from there dives right into putting page 1 together! At this early stage, we are roughly estimating the first scene’s completion (and thus posting) to be around the end of March. By the time we post our March update we’ll certainly have a much more accurate idea, so be sure to check back!
Well that’s all for this month. For everyone who’s checked out our page so far, we cannot overstate how grateful we are for your interest and patience. We hope you continue to come back as this special story begins to unfold. See you in March!
And here’s this month’s preview art piece – it hasn’t been cleaned or touched up in Photoshop yet, it’s just the raw scan. This panel comes from early in scene two. If you’ve already checked out our Characters page then you probably have a good idea of who you’re looking at.