by Nicholas Killewald

Friday, January 10, 2020

Dec January 2020

Greetings. Welcome to the Dementia of Magic, a somewhat silly plot-grounded comic, updated MWF (eventually). Sit back, enjoy, read the story, have a look around, just have a nutty good time.

If you're new here, you're best off starting from the beginning. It's quite a bit plot-dependent.

April 15, 2019:

Hey, did I mention I got a new job? And moved out west in August? I didn't? Huh. Could've sworn I did. The new job seems to be going well, I'm having a good time out here, and I'm learning a bunch of new stuff in terms of web programming and design. For starters, I had no idea var() and calc() were finally in production CSS nowadays. But, of course, it's still a somewhat hectic job, and I'm still getting used to life out here, so things are going slow on the comic.

Right now, I've got a few comics ready to go, but I'm holding them up until I've got a bunch ready to go at once so they wind up in one big chunk of MWF updates instead of the sporadic updates that we've had in the past few years. I'm getting there, it just requires a lot of new stuff. This is one of those cases where I've got things pretty well written out, it just needs to become visual now.

I'm considering what it would take to make proper EPUB versions of the books, in addition to the PDFs there now. Though that might not happen any time soon; the books aren't really "comic books", per se, at least not in layout. What throws that off are the chunks of text commentary under each strip, sometimes pouring into multiple pages, and bonus sketches scattered hither and yon throughout (you can see what I mean in the PDFs). That makes it really hard to find good guides or tips on this sort of thing, as everyone seems to assume you either want to make a text-only book, text with some minor illustrations, or a complete comic book. So ultimately, that might not happen.

Though, I'm also thinking about the third book. Since Chapter Four was one of the shorter, quick-story chapters, if I get around to another book, it'll most likely combine Chapters Four and Five. But that's a long way off, definitely.

Anyway, long story short, I'm getting stuff done, and eventually stuff will get done.

The Dementia of Magic is hosted on RunawayNet. The whole thing's automated by AutoFox 2.5.4-css. So there.

This comic and all material related to it are ©2002-2020 Nicholas Killewald, except where otherwise noted. Do not redistribute without permission, which I might give if you ask nicely and aren't a jerkface.