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 25, 2020:

Oh, right, I should probably post to the site itself, not just the Mastodon thingamajig in the box on the right over there (assuming you have JavaScript turned on). Did I mention I've got a Mastodon instance now?

The year hasn't gone well so far. I'm sure you're aware of that. That's a lot of the reason I haven't had much luck with drawing lately. My job's got a very generous work-from-home policy which is very much in effect company-wide now, so I've got a lot of time at home, which is nice in a cabin fever sort of way, but it's still a really stressful time all around.

I just got done with a comic I super overplanned, just like the good ol' days, and chances are you won't even know which one it is or why it took me so long when it goes up. Speaking of which, as noted in the standby pic, I'm planning on holding off updates until I've got the rest of Chapter Eight ready to be posted. I at least know where it's going, which is good. I've had this entire chunk kicking around in my head for a while now. I'm already putting together ideas for Chapter Nine, in fact.

Still, it's a very uncertain time with a very real danger out there. Keep your head about you, be careful, and stay safe. We'll get through this.

And wash your damn hands, you filthy animals.

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.

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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.