Okay, I promise that will be the last succubus pun I use for a post title. Here’s another piece of promo art for the upcoming Dossier 013: The Order of Lilith, coming mid- to late-December. Early renders in the finished set are completing quickly, but coming out a bit noisy, so we are still tweaking lighting. The set features a large number of male characters, for which I’m using low-res assets for the distance shots and normal meshes for the close-up work. However, posing so many characters is going to be time consuming and slow down the process, hence the reason this might not release until right before Christmas. So bear with me as I work hard to bring you a new, exciting Clara adventure I hope you will enjoy. I’ve taken a few of the suggestions made in the comments of the previous two posts to hopefully satisfy as many of you as I can.
Hello all, and Happy Sunday to you. The Clara fans, both the cheaters and those that play fair, have spoken… Clara will be the star of the next dossier. And regular site commentor (and quasi-prophet) khazadune has once again predicted accurately the general scenario. You’ve all been very vocal in several posts about seeing Clara’s return to form, dressed in her adventuring gear and doing what she does best: kicking ass and taking names. And by “names” I mean “cocks”. So that’s what you’re gonna get.
I’m still building the set, but I had promised promo art by the end of last week and I thought the set would be finished by then. So all I can share right now is Clara in her outfit for this particular adventure. I always enjoy tweaking Clara for every outing, and had a lot of fun working on her “covert” style outfit for this one. You can see a return to the tank top rather than the t-shirt (with some breathable mesh revealing side-boob), some
Brace yourself, as this post is likely going to ruffle a lot of tailfeathers…
I’ve done the math. My calendar is slated and every day penciled in, but there is literally no way I can possibly expect to complete Clara Ravens Episode 4: Colombina’s Illusion by Christmas, which was my sole intention. Even if I work every single day from now until it is finished, it would be impossible to complete, due in large part to the time required to render out the animated sex sequences (they take a few days to over a week per animation) and the sheer amount of renders that compose one page of the comic, using our DCV image overlay technology.
So this puts me in a bind. The holidays are fast approaching, and time off around the holidays is something I am looking forward to, especially because my girlfriend who has been living with me for over a year is wanting to meet my family. So we will travel back to my neck of the woods in Pennsylvania and see how that goes. It’s a big step.
I’m really not trying to bore you with personal stuff, but the reason I’m mentioning this is because I do want to get something out before the holiday (ideally something I can release mid-December) that will help me offset the cost of plane tickets and holiday expenses. You’ve probably noticed I’ve had a release in December for the last two years. This is simple planning for the holidays, and this year I want to do the same. But CR4 simply isn’t going to make it in time.
Well, I am officially back to work on Clara Ravens Episode 4: Colombina’s Illusion. Thank you everyone for your patience over this year as I pumped out what felt like a dozen dossiers. I am extremely excited to be returning to this comic and even more eager to see it finished (as I imagine many of you are as well). I’ve enjoyed getting back into Barca’s mindset by re-reading the script and using his insanity and rage to pose him in ways that makes his madness and fury shine through in the imagery. I think you’re going to love to hate this nutjob.
I know you are curious about a release date, but the last three or four dossiers should be a pretty solid indicator that release dates are no longer something I offer up. So I am going to work on this hard, at a very steady clip, adhering to my calendar, and hoping to get it out as soon as humanly possible. Keep in mind, the time frame for the comics is always longer as we have sound effects, audio score, animation, and other additional work to do. The comic itself is much more difficult to code due to the image overlay technology used to show action in the frames. All this results in a longer production schedule, so please be patient. I want to give you the best possible product for your money. I promise you it will be worth the wait.