Next Town Over http://www.nexttownover.net Weekly Western Webcomic Full of Steam, Sorcery & Secrets Sun, 23 Aug 2015 05:01:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Golden Son Page 4 http://www.nexttownover.net/golden-son-page-4/ http://www.nexttownover.net/golden-son-page-4/#comments Sun, 23 Aug 2015 05:01:00 +0000 http://www.nexttownover.net/?p=2431 Golden Son Page 4

Hopefully this can hold you over for two weeks; I’m going on an actual, proper, away-from-home vacation with the fam next week and very much doubt I’m going to get a page up. Thanks for understanding & all the best!]]>

Golden Son Page 4

Hopefully this can hold you over for two weeks; I’m going on an actual, proper, away-from-home vacation with the fam next week and very much doubt I’m going to get a page up. Thanks for understanding & all the best!

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Golden Son Page 3 http://www.nexttownover.net/golden-son-page-3/ http://www.nexttownover.net/golden-son-page-3/#comments Fri, 14 Aug 2015 05:01:00 +0000 http://www.nexttownover.net/?p=2428 Golden Son Page 3

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Golden Son Page 2 http://www.nexttownover.net/golden-son-page-2/ http://www.nexttownover.net/golden-son-page-2/#comments Sun, 09 Aug 2015 05:01:00 +0000 http://www.nexttownover.net/?p=2424 Golden Son Page 2

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Golden Son Page 1 http://www.nexttownover.net/golden-son-page-1/ http://www.nexttownover.net/golden-son-page-1/#comments Sun, 02 Aug 2015 05:01:00 +0000 http://www.nexttownover.net/?p=2422 Golden Son Page 1

Your Poor Wayfaring Strangers interim comic this time comes from … me. That’s right; no break for me, really, this time: this is just the only way I’ll ever get this thing done and it’ll still [hopefully] give me the chance to get my preconceptual stuff sorted for NTO #8. It is a break in […]]]>

Golden Son Page 1

Your Poor Wayfaring Strangers interim comic this time comes from … me. That’s right; no break for me, really, this time: this is just the only way I’ll ever get this thing done and it’ll still [hopefully] give me the chance to get my preconceptual stuff sorted for NTO #8.

It is a break in the sense that the art style’s a little different; NTO has left me decidedly rusty at inking and this is an opportunity to get reacquainted.

Apologies to Patrons, who’ve already long since seen this first page in miniature. I do hope you’ll enjoy the better view and, at last, the rest of the story.

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Broken Sky Page 36 http://www.nexttownover.net/broken-sky-page-36/ http://www.nexttownover.net/broken-sky-page-36/#comments Sun, 26 Jul 2015 05:01:00 +0000 http://www.nexttownover.net/?p=2415 Broken Sky Page 36

Here ends book 7. It was my least favorite script when I wrote it, frightfully overlong and representing a tonal jaggle in the overall arc of the comic, and so far it was my least favorite chapter to illustrate, too; shortcuts abounded as I rushed to communicate all the visual excess it called for. But […]]]>

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Here ends book 7.

It was my least favorite script when I wrote it, frightfully overlong and representing a tonal jaggle in the overall arc of the comic, and so far it was my least favorite chapter to illustrate, too; shortcuts abounded as I rushed to communicate all the visual excess it called for.

But it’s done with, now, and in fact it’s all downhill from here: NTO is 13 books long, and while some of the future books may also be 36+ page behemoths this over-halfway point still feels significant to me. I think this is largely because, when I wrote NTO I didn’t have a child and intended to cut through this a lot faster. Telling this story a page a week was never my intention, so quite honestly a lot of these early books are unnecessarily padded with stuff I thought was fun or would be a neat homage to this or that. Reading my brief scripts back in 2010 all this dancing around the core conflict that’s gone on seemed like necessary buildup; reading it, as you have, one agonizing page at a time for over four years, it must seem teasing, plodding, and needlessly coy. If it hasn’t, well, awesome. If it has, then apologies, and thanks for sticking it out. The real Next Town Over starts in Book 8: Diamondback Ridge.

… when, though, I’m not sure. The customary break ‘twixt chapters starts now. What’ll you be reading next week, in the meantime? I’m not sure about that, either. 

Let’s wait and see, I guess.

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Broken Sky Page 35 http://www.nexttownover.net/broken-sky-page-35/ http://www.nexttownover.net/broken-sky-page-35/#comments Sun, 19 Jul 2015 05:01:00 +0000 http://www.nexttownover.net/?p=2414 Broken Sky Page 35

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Broken Sky Page 34 http://www.nexttownover.net/broken-sky-page-34/ http://www.nexttownover.net/broken-sky-page-34/#comments Sun, 12 Jul 2015 05:01:00 +0000 http://www.nexttownover.net/?p=2412 Broken Sky Page 34

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Broken Sky Page 33 http://www.nexttownover.net/broken-sky-page-33/ http://www.nexttownover.net/broken-sky-page-33/#comments Sun, 05 Jul 2015 05:01:00 +0000 http://www.nexttownover.net/?p=2411 Broken Sky Page 33

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Broken Sky Page 32 http://www.nexttownover.net/broken-sky-page-32/ http://www.nexttownover.net/broken-sky-page-32/#comments Sun, 28 Jun 2015 05:01:00 +0000 http://www.nexttownover.net/?p=2388 Broken Sky Page 32

Apologies again for last week’s interruption of service — thanks so much for your kind words & understanding.]]>

Broken Sky Page 32

Apologies again for last week’s interruption of service — thanks so much for your kind words & understanding.

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No Comic for June 21 (Sorry, Dads!) http://www.nexttownover.net/no-comic-for-june-21-sorry-dads/ http://www.nexttownover.net/no-comic-for-june-21-sorry-dads/#comments Sun, 21 Jun 2015 13:21:24 +0000 http://www.nexttownover.net/?p=2382 Early in the week my cousin finished 4 years’ service in the Navy; I figured I was good to throw over my comicking for a few days to see him and celebrate since I still had the rest of the week … but then I spent all of Thursday in the ER with my husband. He’ll be fine, now, but he hasn’t been in any shape to help with the toddler, and so here we are. Sorry for the gap, folks, especially on Father’s Day, but I’m sure you understand.

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