This has been a while since I published a page. This one is a bit different as it is dropped right in the middle of the story I’ve told so far.
I told you I planned to create Maelstrom in an organic manner…
OK, but first, why this delay?
As you probably all know, Maelstrom is a fully independent comic and only with the help from my Kickstarter patrons could I get it off the ground. However, the Kickstarter campaign could only give this project its initial push. Today, I have to add another project to my workload to make a living and to finance the continuation of Maelstrom. Working on two projects simultaneously also means reworking the publication schedule.
I’ll tell you more about the other project soon, but for now, there’s too much to explain about the new page.
This scene we’re talking about is really just a flashback. My original plan was to break it in two parts with the second one inserted later in the storyline. Because of the different tweaks to the story, some changes that actually added a few scenes, I realized that both ends of the flashback would be too far apart. I decided to add a page to the flashback to ease the narrative flow.
Yes, it does mean one has to reread the comic (or at least the scene) to understand the context of this page. (Dang!)
Here are a couple of sketches from the second part of the flashback which will probably be featured in book two…
Here are a couple of sketches of the new page…
Here’s the time lapse video for the inking…
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