And there it is, the last of the six pages I started doing all at once. It has been awesome to be able to release them one week at a time, but I’m not certain this was the best way to go about it. I know that if I had a regular production schedule that I could count on, this would definitely work. But in my case, it’s probably just as fast to work one page at a time. Maybe I’ll try a shorter run this time… it was the Zoz page that really slowed me down, and I don’t have many complicated landscapes like that left in this chapter. Boy I can’t wait to show you guys the big finale! We’re almost there![/level-subsc] I will be at Ottawa Comic Con from May 9th-11th! Look for the Iron Tiger booth in Artist Alley, booth 2321A! I’ll be selling copies of my b-movie Maggot Man, copies of The Errant Apprentice, and more! I’ll also be drawing stuff for people and handing out Iron Tiger bookmarks and Zik business cards. Come and visit!
Wikipedia, the etymology of the word “anarchy” is as follows:
The word anarchy comes from the ancient Greek ἀναρχία, anarchia, from ἀν an, “not, without” + ἀρχός arkhos, “ruler”, meaning “absence of a ruler”, “without rulers”).That’s what Zoz is like. No rulers. Note that it does not say “without rules.” That “r” is important. An ethically principled society can exist without someone to enforce the code of ethics, as long as the children are raised peacefully (IE without coercion – yes I know how difficult that sounds), and the ethical principles are internally logically consistent. The first Zozian colonists set out with this idea as an experiment, just like the American revolution was an experiment. In this story, the Zozian experiment was much more successful than the American one, but as we’ll get into in future episodes, it wasn’t perfect either. [level-subsc]
So this new job of mine is amazing, but so far it’s taking a lot out of me. I’m not sure I’ll be able to keep up a page a week pace much longer, but we’ll see! I’ll do my best![/level-subsc] See you next time as Zik resolves to set things right on this prison planet! ALSO! You’ve got to check out the AMAZING guest art that Raven Perez sent! CLICK IIIIITTTT! I just stared at it and stared at it when he first sent it to me. Mind=blown. Do yourself a favor and go read Raven’s Dojo, because the whole comic looks that awesome.
Again, this page was actually completed on April the 3rd, but I’m trying to rebuild my buffer. Having a buffer of pages is critical if you’re making a webcomic, especially if it isn’t your full-time job. It lets you to keep a schedule while allowing life to happen in between. If you’re like me and a lot of life is happening, your buffer gets used up and your schedule gets wrecked. That’s what happened to me at the end of 2012. Slowly things are getting back to normal for me, so this is my first attempt at getting back to a weekly schedule. Okay, it’s back to work on the Zoz page for me now![/level-subsc]
So this page was actually completed on April the 3rd, along with the next page. Normally I’d just go ahead and post it, but I’m hoping to rebuild my buffer, but the next page after that is the crazy hard Zoz page. Wish me luck![/level-subsc] See you on the 16th!
Hey guys! Man, it’s been a rough ride getting everything set up in the last couple of weeks. There wasn’t much in the way of progress reports in the blog for this page, mainly because I was drawing it in between trying to set up the members only area. To be honest, no one could register while this page was in progress, so there didn’t seem to be much point posting stuff yet. That will change now, however. From this point on, assuming everything is running smoothly, I’ll be posting to the progress blog as much as possible. Thanks for checking this out![/level-subsc] The next thing I’ll be working on is Project: ZOZ page 1, so if you don’t want to miss out, get your subscription!
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