Finally we've reached the end to this little action sequence, now we can get back to plots and stuff.
Unfortunately I don't have much to say on the Space Cat side of things that I haven't already said in the last two posts (there'll be more to discuss next week)...
...so yeah, lets talk about Hard-Mode. If you read my latest blog post, you know that Muh Phoenix has finally been concluded, and I'm officially back to woring on Hard-Mode. As of this morning the script for the next episode is officially complete, which feels pretty good. I was kind of worried after our little break that I wouldn't be able to get back into the flow easily, but it felt really natural.
Based on my outline I think this episode will be kind of on the shorter side, but I'm planning on releasing it all at once as opposed to updating regularly with small chunks of the Episode weekly, so you'll have to wait a bit longer. Still, I think it'll be a more satisfying return this way, and in the meantime you've got Space Cat and whatever other bread crumbs I can scatter while I work (considering posting some script pictures and some looks into my episode crafting process.)
Also we've got some exciting news from Tate! (And yes I now realize how ironic it was that I threw a fit last update about Tate's lack of blog posts considering my own extended radio silence.)
Hey everyone! Man it's good to be back in the saddle again. As you may be able to tell, I've been playing with the style of Space Cat in the last few updates. You'll see a bit more of that until I settle on a style that I feel fits the comic best. I really got into heavy blacks and shading around the time I was working out these pages, it's a lot of fun. Let me know what you think!
As for my personal life, I just got a DBA to run my own local graphics design business here in Texas, Distracting By Design! It's pretty exciting and I'm Clegane-Bowl level hype for the future. Feel free to check out the site and recommend it to anyone who needs a logo or some other form of design. It's distractingbydesign.com.
That's about it for me, I hope you guys are all enjoying the direction Space Cat is going in, you're in for a hell of a ride in the upcoming pages.
Finally, after (3ish?) years, the saga comes to an end.
That's right, this final issue of Muh Phoenix, my edit/parody of Marvel's Avengers vs X-Men crossover event from a few years back.
This is by far the most offensive and ridiculous project I have ever embarked on...and I'm going to miss it a lot, I think. I'm not saying I'll never do another edit like this again, but right now I don't have any plans to.
Thanks for your patience, everyone who waited for me to complete this, I hope it was worth the wait.
OH GOD IT CONTINUES MY HEART SHE CAN'T TAKE THE SUSPENSE
...yeah, I kinda feel like action sequences can be kinda boring update-to-update in webcomics like this. I know I've followed enough webcomics through the years and it can be rough getting a page at a time of something that should be going down in a few seconds. They're really the kind of thing that reads better all together.
Can't be helped, but I will say that there's only one page left of this fight.
As for non-Space Cat stuff, I'm still finishing up Muh Phoenix! I know I'm like 2 weeks late at this point but I'm trying! It's a combination of the usual "I'm busier than I thought!" excuse and just me wanting to kinda get this right since it's the last one. I wanna say one more week, but I don't wanna a jinx it...so I won't.
And of course after that, we're back to Hard-Mode, so stay tuned.
ALSO TATE'S A BIG BUTT WHO WON'T SEND ME ANY BLOG POSTS, THANKS FOR BLUE-BALLING US WITHOUT DETAILS OF WHAT'S UP WITH YOU YOU FUCK
Check those moves, bruh. I guess that's why they call him the Space Cat amirite??
...yeah that doesn't make sense, that's not how jokes work.
I feel kind of bad that the second update of the return is just an action shot, I know it doesn't advance the story much but you gotta have these little action sequences sometimes.
Also I really wanted to get a blurb from Tate for this update since we didn't have one last week....but I forgot to ask him until this morning and he probably didn't see the e-mail in time.
So yeah, my b.
I'm kinda bummed I didn't have the last issue of Muh Phoenix done for this week, but this weekend turned out to be crazy busy (friend of mine left for another a country and I had to attend all the farewell festivities) and I didn't really get much work done on it. Hopefully it'll be done by next week, I should have more time this weekend (especially with all my friends/distractions leaving the country lately, geeze...)
Again, for those who haven't been keeping up, Hard-Mode is coming back, it's just a matter of finishing off Muh Phoenix first so I can focus more completely on the comic. So stay tuned for an official announcement.
At long last, our story resumes, and an inevitable showdown commences.
I'm not going to pretend like it was on purpose, but I feel like luckily that hiatus happened at a pretty decent cliffhanger moment, so all in all it could be worse. Of course, seven or so updates from now would've probably been better, but we won't get into that now, cuz y'know, spoilers.
I will say that we're close to closing off the next act of Space Cat, and once we've done that it's kind of full speed ahead to the finale, which should be exciting.
For those who've missed my last few blog posts/tweets, Space Cat now updates every Thursday! We have a pretty decent buffer right now, so I don't see any reason why there should be any delays in the near future (if anything it'll just be because I forget to upload it on time.)
Sadly I don't have any words from Tate right now (completely forgot to bother him for something like that, way to bone-up the revival, me...) but I'll be sure to get some words from him soon. In any case, see you next week with a new Space Cat, and hopefully the final issue of Muh Phoenix!