Just dropping a quick line to let everyone know that I just got back from a little ‘vacation’ of sorts. I went home for a family reunion and got back late last night . So I got a good night’s sleep and am resuming work on Clara Ravens Episode 4: Colombina’s Illusion today. No other news related to the comic since I’ve been away for a few days, but I just wanted to keep you all apprised of what’s going on since I know you love your updates and open communication.
On an unrelated note, the affiliate plugin we had planned to use ended up not working out. We’ve gotten a refund and are looking into other options, but since the new comic is our #1 priority, it might not happen for awhile. So, in the meantime, if you’re a webmaster and would like to link Epoch Art, feel free to do so with any of the tons of banners I made for the affiliate program. They can be found on the Banners page.
Check back and the end of this week for another status update (and hopefully some art – BUT NO GUARANTEES!).
I didn’t even want to post this image, but I know you guys love your updates to include gratuitous nudity, so here you go. This was a test render in the first of many sets I am building for my newest DCV-enabled comic, Clara Ravens Episode 4: Colombina’s Illusion. The reason I didn’t want to post it is because of the results I’m getting in Octane, which I feel are subpar from a production standpoint and are really not the level of quality I am comfortable with in any work I’d produce commercially. To put it mildly… this looks like shit.
I’m going to give you insight into what I’ve been going over in my head for the past couple weeks regarding this new release. I’ll preface this by saying that a lot of this will be technical stuff, so if that’s not something you’re interested in reading, then feel free to enjoy the render and move on.
I know I promised this on Friday, so I apologize for being late, but I am excited to announce the next DCV-enabled comic currently in pre-production is Clara Ravens Episode 4 “Colombina’s Illusion”. The outline is complete and I am moving on to the story-writing phase tomorrow. This story is similar to the first episode of Clara Ravens in that it doesn’t feature her in any treasure hunting or plundering mission. Instead, this story will find our heroine attending a lavish birthday party thrown at a
Last November, we announced a little contest to help gather ideas and features you might want in a new version of the DCV (Dynamic Comic Viewer). While many of the ideas were truly outside of the scope of a simple comic viewer (many were geared towards full-motion video, which is not what this software is intended to be), many of the ideas were rather inspired, if not difficult or impossible to implement at this point.
So while I can say that very few of the ideas found their way into the new version of the DCV, which will be uploaded when Dark Rift is released this Friday, we were nonetheless pleased with everyone’s submissions and eagerness to offer up new perspectives on where the software could go in the future.