Real quick, here’s the original script for this comic strip. They almost always change a little bit, but today’s was a fairly extreme change, and I thought I’d share a bit about the process with you guys.
Here’s the original script:
See any problems? There’s a couple of pretty big ones. I did a write-up on the process over on Patreon. It’s free, so give it a read and if you find this interesting, you can have constant access to the scripts we use to make the comics by going here and subscribing, and you can find the full chapter one script (and see through the dread murk of time into the VERY FUTURE!) right here.
Zach and I are of different minds about what to do with the funnies, and we’d love some reader input.
We both want to make them, so there’s no real danger that we’ll stop.
But we’re not sure if their place is necessarily on this site. Does the current set up work for you guys and make sense to you?
This is not really the most honest portrayal of the starting apparel. The Wizard is wearing bathrobes. The Demon Hunter is wearing lingerie. We’re waaaay too lazy to draw that.
Oof. We’re all a little excited over here, and for multiple reasons.
The biggest one is that we’ve applied to have Ramen Empire published with Hiveworks.
I’ve been writing short fiction since I was 16 or so, so I’m very familiar–practically immune–to rejection from publishers, and usually not all that excited by submitting my work out there. But Ramen Empire is my baby in a way that none of my short fiction, published or otherwise, has ever managed to be, so I’m revisiting those primordial feelings of hopeful clashing with nervousness in the pit of my stomach. Wish us luck!
The other reason we’re excited is that we’re actually getting a lot more readers than normal. Zach and the others understand the analytics way better than I do, so my understanding is limited to “I’m writing at more than five of you.” Which is amazing enough that we’re going to kick the comic over into high gear. At first, this won’t be noticeable to you guys because, despite producing more comics, we’re going to maintain the Monday updates. This will let us build the coveted backlog so that we can actually attend conventions without missing updates, but it’ll also let us give more to our Patrons, since they’re going to have the ability to read ahead in some fashion or another.
More than that, though, it means we’re taking the gamble of stepping down from our Fiverr commissions and People-Per-Hour commissions and working to produce more content for our readers — Monday + Wednesday updates will be the inevitable result of having spent time on a backlog, but we’re also finally going to have time for the books we’ve been hand-sitting on. I’ll keep you guys in the loop right here with regular production updates.
Also, since Coco is taking a bit of a central role in Phoenix Down, I’ve updated the Cast page with her bio. Check it out and give us your thoughts!
I’m a LITTLE disappointed that there aren’t new items, but the semester is almost over and I’ll get to play from scratch with my friends without being 700 paragon levels above them, and that’s gonna be nice. Also, the Taeguk changes and the changes to Simplicity’s Strength and the Depth Diggers make me want to try a Spectral Blade attack speed wizard *really* badly. It probably won’t be super viable for deeper rifts, but I wanted that build to work way better than it did last patch.
HURRY UP AND FINISH YOUR DAMN FINALS, GUYS.
We’re going to follow the cast between their serious film projects, this time. I genuinely love what we have written, and I think you will, too.