NEVER SEEN BEFORE! Planning Sketches For “Damania Redux”

2016 Artwork Damania Redux comic plans replacement article sketch

Well, I’d originally written another article for today. It was going to be an extremely cynical opinion article about how the fear of causing controversy affects the webcomic-making process. It was going to be a bold article in support of free expression, which railed mercilessly against the chilling effect that modern social media can sometimes cause.

But, then I worried that it would be controversial and I pulled it before it even saw the light of day (the same fate might also befall an article, and possibly even a comic, that may or may not appear in the summer).

But, since I can’t exactly leave this page empty today, I thought that I’d share some of the “Never Seen Before” planning sketches for my “Damania Redux” webcomic mini series that was posted here earlier this month.

Although I think that there will probably be at least one more detailed article about webcomic planning that will probably appear here at some point in the future, I thought that I’d show off some of my plans from this mini series both as filler content and as a way to make up for pre-emptively self-censoring one of my articles.

You can click on each of these pictures to see a larger version:

This was my original plan for "Damania Redux- Splatterpunk". As you can see, the third panel was originally just supposed to be a boring picture of Derek reading a book.

This was my original plan for “Damania Redux- Splatterpunk”. As you can see, the third panel was originally just supposed to be a boring picture of Derek reading a book.

These were my original plans for "Damania Redux - Cyberpunk". There isn't a huge difference between the plan and the finished comic, other than the random character who says "Like, you can't say that!"

These were my original plans for “Damania Redux – Cyberpunk”. There isn’t a huge difference between the plan and the finished comic, other than the random character who says “Like, you can’t say that!”

I make these comics quite far in advance of when they're posted. As such, the first planned comic [which actually got made into a comic, but I left it out of the main series] was about the then-upcoming "Star Wars" film. But, since it would be posted online after the film came out, I decided to drop it. Plus, as the plans show "Damania Redux - Deduction" was originally going to include vampires. What? i was watching "Supernatural" at the time.

I make these comics quite far in advance of when they’re posted. As such, the first planned comic [which actually got made into a comic, but I left it out of the main series] was about the then-upcoming “Star Wars” film. But, since it would be posted online after the film came out, I decided to drop it. Plus, as the plans show “Damania Redux – Deduction” was originally going to include vampires. What? I was watching “Supernatural” at the time.

These are the original plans for "Damania Redux - Be Prepared" (which was originally going to be four panels long) and "Damania Redux - Devalued".

These are the original plans for “Damania Redux – Be Prepared” (which was originally going to be four panels long) and “Damania Redux – Devalued”.

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Sorry again for the self-censored article, but I hope that this was interesting 🙂

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