So, this was supposed to be for Monday. We missed that mark, because drawing cars sucks. Also long perspective shots are time consuming to get right. We’re obviously still not done, because this isn’t colored — but once we are, I’ll swap out the images.
Also, we hit our Kickstarter goal over on Thieves Can’t! Woo!
Edit: The upload had mangled the image before. Should be fixed now.
Edit 3 – The search for Edit 2: Colors are uploaded. Who wants to bet we miss our Monday update next week because of this? 🙁
There are things I don’t like about this comic and I value updating every Monday more than I value getting it perfect.
Ramen Empire is finally off of hiatus! We wanted to finish Thieves Can’t Kill Goblins first and then come back to finish Phoenix Down, but it turns out the TC series takes way, way, way longer to draw, and we didn’t want people to think RE was gone forever. Also, we’re academics (or married to academics) and summer is the time of year when we need to be looking for side work, which leeches into the time we have available to work on our comics.
Look for Ramen Empire updates on Mondays, except on the last Monday of every month, which will be a Thieves Can’t update.
The SCP is the most amazing thing on the internet, if you’re into creative commons projects and like horror. Comics where Skyler talks about or deals with the SCP are going to be (individually) released under Creative Commons (CC-BY-SA 3.0), as is the entire (to my knowledge) SCP world. Skyler herself and Ramen Empire will remain all-rights-reserved — but expect a CC-BY-SA arc both because we love the SCP and because we want to experiment with not using all-rights-reserved just to see if it changes how people interact with our work.
I swear this story-line was supposed to last two months, tops. Now it’s February of 2017 and the title of this book / issue / episode-thing has been referenced meaningfully. Hooray.
I think so, anyway.
Hey, since you scrolled this far down, check out our new shirt. It’s for the Thieves Can’t comic, but some Ramen Empire shirts will be coming fairly soon. Zach wanted to draw cute goblins, though, because cute goblins make everything way, way less stressful.
Shirt not your cuppa? Still want to show some support for the comic? Then consider a voluntary subscription over on our Ramen Empire Patreon. You’ll get access to the occasional book, podcast, and bonus art. It also helps us keep the lights on. Drawing in the dark stinks, so think it over!