Friday, November 28, 2014
Breakout from Bongolaan's Chapter 9 is available for viewing (pages 243-273).
While looking for a suitable Soundtrack Interlude for this chapter, I stumbled across the impressive music from Two Steps from Hell.
I felt their song Juggernaut best expresses the relentless advance of the battle droids.
As I start my work on Chapter 10, I'll be exploring new format options for this webcomic. I've been getting the feeling that using a blog format for this webcomic is becoming unwieldy, if it isn't already.
Normally, webcomics are formatted like Christopher Mills and Gene Gonzales' Perils on Planet X, with the most recent page displayed and an archive section, along with a cast of characters and other interesting side-sections.
I'd like to reformat Breakout from Bongolaan in this way, but I want to do it right--and only once. So for now, I'll be researching webcomic set-ups and templates.
Webcomic writers usually post 1-3 new pages per week. Due to the nature of my job, with its rotating shift, I won't be able to duplicate this kind of schedule. I'd rather continue my updates in chapter-sized chunks.
Your patience is appreciated and I hope you enjoy the story.
Monday, November 17, 2014
For the past several weeks I've been working on Chapter 9 of Breakout from Bongolaan, which I hope to post within the next couple of weeks.
During this time I also took a look at Breakout from Bongolaan's "book trailer," and decided some renovation was in order.
After spending more time tweaking it than I originally planned to, I posted it on my YouTube Channel.
Thank you for watching.
Saturday, November 1, 2014
After attending the How to Be A Nerd for a Living panel discussion at last month's GeekGirlCon, I had a nice chat with Rebecca Hicks about webcomics.
I'm exploring the idea of changing Breakout from Bongolaan's format. While I like Blogspot/Blogger, I think this template is becoming too unwieldy for a "space opera-sized" story of 242 pages--and counting.
At this point I'm in the Research Phase, because I want any changes I make to be long lasting.
In the meantime, I'm making some minor improvements, like replacing the old title page with a better picture and font. Since I have a stock of better pictures, another improvement I'm working on is revamping Breakout from Bongolaan's webcomic trailer.
These adjustments are being made while I continue working on the story itself. Right now I'm in the process of arranging photos for Chapter 9.
More improvements and content to follow, so stay tuned!