Dot's mother is a famous space explorer. A famous missing space explorer. Missing like Dot-has-a-letter-from-the-Council-of-Human-Affairs kind of missing, not just the usual Mom-missing.

But Dot has a theory - and a plan. A theory that hinges on an old spacer's fairy tale and plan that relies on Dot's home-grown techno-baubles actually working (for once). But it is a real theory, and a real plan - and with the help of her trusty spaceship, Dot is going to bring her mother home.

Chapter: I Page: 11

15th Oct 2021, 11:45 AM


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Allie K

Allie K 15th Oct 2021, 11:45 AM
Aaaa hello friendos, just a few pages away from the end of this chapter! Small bit of news - I will be skipping Nov. 1 update, and updating on Nov. 15 instead. The next page is almost done, but for like, IRL pacing purposes, I want the next three pages released closer together :D

In other news, lettering is hard. Like, the most difficult part of a comic, yo.

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sailor mars
15th Oct 2021, 10:04 PM
sailor mars
So Dot is going to analyze BCG's quirks? I hope she has a lot of time.
I had no idea lettering was so hard, but then there's so much about comic creation I don't know, like everything. Is it the designing of word balloons and placement of text? Deciding how to word things?
Allie K
16th Oct 2021, 11:23 AM
Allie K
Just the quirks of that particular memory, to figure out where it took place! Or, that's her master plan, anyways.

Honestly, me too. The first few comics I made had no dialogue so I was all "huh this comiking stuff is pretty easy" and then I had to start adding speech bubbles and sound effects to Engram and I was like wait wait hang on this is all looking so bad... It's basically everything you listed, yeah. Making the speech bubbles and the effects fit into the art, finding space in the composition for them, AND (though this one is my fault) choosing how to word things. Because I chose BIG FONT + smol page, I can't fit in a normal dialogue into the pages. You can usually fit about 15-25 words per balloon and I'm lucky if I get half of that so... It's been a struggle to word things concisely, but still with character AND meaning and, well... It's been an ~adventure~ The BIG FONT makes the comic readable on a phone screen though so I'm reluctant to change it.
sailor mars
16th Oct 2021, 11:36 AM
sailor mars
Well I want you to know we appreciate your work. I've always been impressed by how legible and good your lettering looks. I REALLY hate webcomics where the font is so small you have trouble reading it, especially when it's densely packed. Grrrrrr....
Allie K
16th Oct 2021, 9:38 PM
Allie K
Thank you! Yeah being illegible was a huge fear of mine, which is why I think I slightly overdid it in the font size, haha.