If you've been thinking of joining my Patreon...

If you've been thinking of joining my Patreon...

Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

August 27th, 2017, 9:31 am #1

... Now's the time.

The next storyline takes us back to some of the more action-packed classic TWB, since it's been entirely too long since we've seen some good old fashioned mayhem.

I've started posting the strips on Patreon, and will continue to do so until the current "date night" storyline ends- which should be in about 3-4 weeks. No set schedule to posting the preview strips, I'll try to do at least a couple per week, but a few are gonna stretch me pretty far artistically, so no promises.

The preview storyline is available to any Patreon member, along with a couple dozen previous posts including extra non-canon comics, sketches, revisits of old book sketches, sidestory comics, and so on.

Plus, if we get up to the next milestone (we're 90% of the way there) I'll whip up a video showing the step-by-step on how a strip is made, from the sketch, to inking, to digitizing, to coloring. I'm sure it'll be hilarious to many of you who are more familiar with newer and higher-end software than I use which I'll just consider a bonus.

And, for those of you that don't wish to or can't afford to join, no worries, the preview strips will "go live" on the main page at the conclusion of the current storyline. (You'll still be missing out on other Patreon-only art, notes and goodies though. )

And as always, thanks for reading! Here's to another 15 years!

Doc.
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Joined: October 27th, 2014, 12:30 pm

August 28th, 2017, 8:32 am #2

So instead of a nice safe story line that is not trying to blow up the world (Which I happen to live on) we will go back to me wondering if there is a tomorrow to look forward to.
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Joined: October 8th, 2014, 2:05 pm

August 28th, 2017, 10:35 pm #3

I'm quite enjoying Doc-the-bear's downtime (and if I may brag, it reminds me of my own relationship) but we all know the real story is in how much energy can be released, intentionally or otherwise, by a team of anthros.

The preview that Doc has been sending to patrons implies, "quite a lot."
If it ain't broke, I'll fix it!
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Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

August 28th, 2017, 11:15 pm #4

The Doc-Cara thing wasn't supposed to have drawn out this long, but I liked how it was going, and as usual, ideas led to other ideas, and some gags kind of wrote themselves.

I was going to move from "tonight" into a fairly mundane "tomorrow", with some silly wrapping-up of some of the previous evening's events.

But, I was writing last Friday's strip, but none of my jokes were gelling. It either sounded too forced, like a bad radio announcer reading worse fanfiction, or it was boring. And I realized even I was getting bored with the current storyline.

I'm not about to draw an actual sex scene- except for maybe "tonight's" last panel, which will be appropriately shaded- so there's not much terribly exciting to look forward to.

So after some thought, I decided I'd add an action sequence. It's going to be mostly dialogue-free, and have a lot more in-your-face action than we've really ever seen in TBW before. I've wanted to do something like this for a while, but never really had a reason for it- the closest I ever got was the color "zombie" sequence a while back, and I always kind of regretted that I didn't have the time to stretch that out a bit.

I'm going to try and stretch my artistic legs on this sequence too- try and really score the feeling of movement and destruction.

I think you'll all get a kick out of it, and if you join my Patreon, you can start reading it right now.

Doc.
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