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

2016 Artwork Damania redux lineart article sketch

As regular readers of this site probably know, I’ve been talking a lot about a webcomic mini-series that I posted earlier this month. Anyway, at the time of writing, I’ve just finished the series.

So, as a bonus, I thought that I’d provide the “work in progress” line art for each comic (including the comic that got left out of the series, in it’s original intended location in the series).

As you’ll probably be able to see, there were a few small dialogue and art changes between these unfinished versions and the comics that were originally posted here earlier this month. The line art also contains all of my original mistakes too since, well, every artist makes mistakes every now and then.

Each of these comics can be enlarged by clicking on them. Anyway, enjoy 🙂

"Damania Redux - Splatterpunk (Lineart)" By C. A. Brown

“Damania Redux – Splatterpunk (Lineart)” By C. A. Brown

"Damania Redux - Back In October (Lineart) [Deleted comic]" By C. A. Brown

“Damania Redux – Back In October (Lineart) [Deleted comic]” By C. A. Brown

"Damania Redux - Deduction (Lineart)" By C. A. Brown

“Damania Redux – Deduction (Lineart)” By C. A. Brown

"Damania Redux - Was Better In 1998 (Lineart)" By C. A. Brown

“Damania Redux – Was Better In 1998 (Lineart)” By C. A. Brown

"Damania Redux - Be Prepared (Lineart)" By C. A. Brown

“Damania Redux – Be Prepared (Lineart)” By C. A. Brown

"Damania Redux - Devalued (Lineart)" By C. A. Brown

“Damania Redux – Devalued (Lineart)” By C. A. Brown

"Damania Redux - Hidden Object Games (Lineart)" By C. A. Brown

“Damania Redux – Hidden Object Games (Lineart)” By C. A. Brown

"Damania Redux - Haven't They Got Anything Better To Do? (Lineart)" By C. A. Brown

“Damania Redux – Haven’t They Got Anything Better To Do? (Lineart)” By C. A. Brown

"Damania Redux - Intelligent Life (Lineart)" By C. A. Brown

“Damania Redux – Intelligent Life (Lineart)” By C. A. Brown

"Damania Redux - Overkill (Lineart)" By C. A. Brown

“Damania Redux – Overkill (Lineart)” By C. A. Brown

"Damania Redux - Cyberpunk (Lineart)" By C. A. Brown

“Damania Redux – Cyberpunk (Lineart)” By C. A. Brown

"Damania Redux - Punctuality (Lineart)" By C. A. Brown

“Damania Redux – Punctuality (Lineart)” By C. A. Brown

"Damania Redux - Spectral Hand (Lineart)" By C. A. Brown

“Damania Redux – Spectral Hand (Lineart)” By C. A. Brown

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Anyway, I hope that this was interesting 🙂

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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 🙂

The (Almost) Complete “Damania Redux” – The New Comic Mini Series By C. A. Brown

2016 Artwork Damania redux retrospective sketch

Well, a while back, I was looking at some of my older “Damania” webccomic updates from 2011-2013 and I wondered “what would they look like in my current art style?” Although I’d only planned to re-make a couple of them, this idea seemed kind of.. well… limited.

So, instead, I ended up making twelve (well, technically thirteen) new and original comics instead. I’m surprised that I made this many since, although this project was a lot of fun, it also reminded me why I don’t usually make comics in colour any more (they take twice as long to produce).

So, in case you missed them, here are the twelve comic updates that were posted here earlier this month. As I mentioned earlier, there were supposed to be thirteen but I ended up not posting one of them for reasons that I’ll explain in a blog post near the end of the month (I’ll also include the “deleted” cartoon in that article too).

Anyway, here are all twelve of the original comics, in order of publication. You can click on each comic to see a larger version of it, if they’re too small to read here.

As usual, these twelve comics are released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND licence.

"Damania Redux - Splatterpunk" By C.A. Brown

“Damania Redux – Splatterpunk” By C.A. Brown

"Damania - Deduction" By C.A. Brown

“Damania – Deduction” By C.A. Brown

"Damania Redux - Was Better In 1998" By C. A. Brown

“Damania Redux – Was Better In 1998” By C. A. Brown

"Damania Redux - Be Prepared" By C. A. Brown

“Damania Redux – Be Prepared” By C. A. Brown

"Damania Redux - Devalued" By C. A. Brown

“Damania Redux – Devalued” By C. A. Brown

"Damania Redux - Hidden Object Games" By C. A. Brown

“Damania Redux – Hidden Object Games” By C. A. Brown

"Damania Redux - Haven't They Got Anything Better To Do?" By C. A. Brown

“Damania Redux – Haven’t They Got Anything Better To Do?” By C. A. Brown

"Damania Redux - Intelligent Life" By C. A. Brown

“Damania Redux – Intelligent Life” By C. A. Brown

"Damania Redux - Overkill" By C. A. Brown

“Damania Redux – Overkill” By C. A. Brown

"Damania Redux - Cyberpunk" By C. A. Brown

“Damania Redux – Cyberpunk” By C. A. Brown

"Damania Redux - Punctuality" By C. A. Brown

“Damania Redux – Punctuality” By C. A. Brown

"Damania Redux - Spectral Hand" By C.A. Brown

“Damania Redux – Spectral Hand” By C.A. Brown

Comics News – See “Damania Redux” Early, Upcoming Comics Schedule etc…

2016 Comics news January

Although I tried to make sure that my previous comic (which can be read here) had something close to a simultaneous DeviantART / WordPress release, this unfortunately won’t really be possible with the comics that I’ve got planned for this year (due to the way that I schedule things). But, don’t worry, there will be some extra stuff here to compensate for the later WordPress release dates. More on that later in the article.

But, first, if you’re a fan of my “Damania” webcomic series, then you’ll be pleased to know that I’ve recently started posting “Damania Redux” – a new ‘old style’ 12 comic mini series on DeviantART. The new comics can be viewed after the long description at the top of this page. They will also be updated daily.

So far, there are just two “Damania Redux” comics on there but, thanks to DeviantART’s content rules, one of them requires site membership to view (it contains some slightly gruesome cartoon zombie art and I wasn’t sure if this met the criteria for “mature content” under DeviantART’s rules). It will be posted in full here though.

Anyway, one of the things that I’ll be doing to make up for this gigantic difference in release dates is that the complete “work in progress” line art for the series will be posted here (and only here) on the 30th March. Line art will also be posted sometime after the other two mini series that I have planned to post here too.

In addition to this, one blog article that will be posted after “Damania Redux” finishes here (or possibly during it’s run, I can’t remember the exact date for the article) will contain an exclusive comic update that was cut from the series. Likewise, during the spring and early summer, there will also be at least a few “making of” articles and articles about making webcomics.

In addition to this, I’ll also provide you with a list of dates for when all of my upcoming “Damania” comics (these include both traditional-style webcomic mini series and short B&W narrative comics) will be posted here. They’ll probably appear on DeviantART earlier than this though.

1st – 12th March 2016: “Damania Redux” (12 episode webcomic mini series)

12th -27th April 2016: “Damania Resurgence” (15 episode webcomic mini series)

11th- 18th May 2016: “The Charity Case: A Harvey Delford Mystery” (Yes! Harvey finally gets his own comic!)

25th May – 10th June 2016: “Damania Returns” (17 [?] episode webcomic mini series)

14th June – 22nd June 2016: “The ‘Let’s Play’ ” (Derek and Rox try to make a “let’s play” video for a banned computer game from the 1990s. Hilarity ensues.)

Sorry again about the differences in release dates, but – whether you read the comics here or on DeviantART – then I hope that you enjoy them 🙂