The Complete “Work In Progress” Line Art For My “Damania Revisited II” Webcomic Mini Series

Well, I thought that I’d do the usual thing of showing off the “work in progress” line art for my recent “Damania Revisited II” webcomic mini series.

If I remember rightly, there weren’t really that many (if any) dialogue/art changes between the line art and the finished comics, other than correcting a few small mistakes and trying to make the dialogue slightly more legible too.

You can click on each piece of line art to see a larger version of it 🙂 Enjoy 🙂

“Damania Revisited II – Absinthe (Line Art)” By C. A. Brown

“Damania Revisited II – Old School (Line Art)” By C. A. Brown

“Damania Revisited II – Strange Noises (Line Art)” By C. A. Brown

“Damania Revisited II – Difficult To Tell (Line Art)” By C. A. Brown

The Complete “Work In Progress” Line Art For My “Damania Regrouped” Webcomic Mini Series

Well, I thought that I’d do the usual thing of showing off the “work in progress” line art for my recent “Damania Regrouped” webcomic mini series.

If I remember rightly, there were only a few dialogue/art changes between the line art and the finished comics. In the first comic (“First Cold”), there are some very slight differences with the art in the third panel and all of the background text is handwritten rather than added digitally. Likewise, the final line of dialogue in the second comic (“Planned”) is different to the final version of the comic too.

Anyway, here’s the line art 🙂 As usual, you can click on each piece of line art to see a larger version of it.

“Damania Regrouped – First Cold [Line Art]” By C. A. Brown

“Damania Regrouped – Planned [Line Art]” By C. A. Brown

“Damania Regrouped – Bookshop [Line Art]” By C. A. Brown

“Damania Regrouped – Deduction [Line Art]” By C. A. Brown

Ooops! Here’s the “Work In Progress” Line Art for my “Damania Doodle II” webcomic mini series.

Ooops! Due to a combination of forgetfulness and a scheduling error, I almost forgot to post the “work in progress” line art for my recent “Damania Doodle II” webcomic mini series here today.

So, here’s the line art. Enjoy 🙂

“Damania Doodle II – TL:DR [Line Art]” By C. A. Brown

“Damania Doodle II – Rules To Live By [Line Art]” By C. A. Brown

“Damania Doodle II – Thursday [Line Art]” By C. A. Brown

“Damania Doodle II – Books [Line Art]” By C. A. Brown

One Way To Improve The Filler Comics In Your Webcomic

Well, I thought that I’d talk quickly about filler comics today. This is mostly because, due to being busy with various things, this month’s webcomic mini series will very much fall into the category of “filler comics”.

In other words, like last August’s mini series, they will be single-panel monochrome comics. Here’s a preview of part of one of the upcoming filler comics:

The full comic update will be posted here on the 21st August.

Anyway, one way to improve any filler comics that you make is to turn them into a running joke and/or a semi-regular feature. Not only does this make coming up with ideas for filler comics considerably easier, but it also adds another “tradition” for long-term fans of your comics too.

For example, as I mentioned earlier, the mini series I’ll be posting here later this month uses a fairly similar minimalist art style to one that I posted last August. Not only are these comics quicker to plan and make, but the stylistic similarities with last August’s comics are very deliberate. By making the new mini series a “sequel” to the older filler comics, I’m able to provide a fun call-back for long-term fans of the series too. It’s also a way of poking fun at the concept of sequels too.

So, turning filler comics into a regular feature can be a way to add something extra to them. But, of course, you can be a lot more creative than this.

For example, a more creative way to come up with semi-regular filler comics would be to make short parody comics and/or parody illustrations of other things (eg: historical paintings, pop culture etc..) featuring the characters from your webcomic. Not only would these be quicker to plan and make make than larger multi-panel comics, they would also provide an extra source of humour for your audience whilst also making them wonder what you are going to parody next.

Although this isn’t something that I haven’t really done that much, it was something that I experimented with back in 2013, when I made a group of comics in the style of old syndicated newspaper comics (like “Garfield”, “Dilbert” etc..) which allowed me to parody this format of comics.

These old comics were also something of a precursor to the single-panel monochrome filler comics I’ve made in more recent years too. Here’s an example of one of the comics from 2013:

“Damania Lite – Novelty” By C. A. Brown [2013]

So, yes, if you want to make your filler comics more interesting, then don’t be afraid to turn them into a running joke or a semi-regular feature. Not only does this allow you to re-use ideas that you’ve already had (giving you more time to focus on art/writing), but it also adds a little bit of a “tradition” to your webcomic too.

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Sorry for the short article, but I hope that it was useful 🙂

The Complete “Work In Progress” Line Art For My “Damania Reluctantly” Webcomic Mini Series

Well, as usual, I thought that I’d show off the “work in progress” line art for my recent “Damania Reluctantly” webcomic mini series (which was a random two-comic filler series I made due to the hot weather).

Surprisingly, there weren’t actually that many art/dialogue differences between the line art and the finished comics. The only examples I can really think of are a misspelling of “mischief” in the first comic (that I corrected in the final comic) and couple of small dialogue changes in the second panel of the second comic (eg: the word “days” was replaced with “weeks” and I also removed the superfluous “Be optimistic” line too) that I ended up trimming in the finished comic.

As usual, you can click on each piece of line art to see a larger version of it. Enjoy 🙂

“Damania Reluctantly – Part 1 (Of 2) [Line Art]” By C. A. Brown

“Damania Reluctantly – Part 2 (Of 2) [Line Art]” By C. A. Brown

The Complete “Work In Progress” Line Art For My “Damania Resuscitated” Webcomic Mini Series

Well, I thought that I’d do my usual thing of showing off the “work in progress” line art for my most recent webcomic mini series.

If I remember rightly, there weren’t that many major art/dialogue changes between the line art and the finished comics in this mini series. The most noticeable one is probably in the second panel of the first comic, where there are some changes to the dialogue and book spines.

As usual, you can click on each piece of line art to see a larger version of it. Enjoy 🙂

“Damania Resuscitated – Charity Shops (Line Art)” By C. A. Brown

“Damania Resuscitated – Repeat (Line Art)” By C. A. Brown

“Damania Resuscitated – Fog (Line Art)” By C. A. Brown

“Damania Resuscitated – Requirement (Line Art)” By C. A. Brown

Alternate Versions Art Preview :)

Well, since I wasn’t quite satisfied with the quality of the article I’d originally planned to post here today, I thought that I’d do my usual thing of showing off a preview of some “alternate versions” of paintings that won’t appear here in their finished form for ages (next March and April to be precise).

Anyway, enjoy 🙂

“Video Store 1983 [Version without lighting effects, rain and colour/contrast adjustments]” By C. A. Brown

“Park 1986 [Version without rain or additional contrast level adjustments]” By C. A. Brown

“Repair Bot [Version without rain or digital lighting effects]” By C. A. Brown

“Window [Version without rain or digital lighting]” By C. A. Brown

“Pillar [Version without digital lighting effects]” By C. A. Brown