Q: What ___ do you use?Art program-
Adobe Photoshop CS6 (start to finish) with a progression of intuos3 (6x8in) tablets and the stabilization plugin Lazy Nezumi
. It's excellent for drawing straight lines with pressure sensitivity, and for “smoothing” out organic lines. I can't recommend it enough! Clip Studio Paint is also a great Photoshop alternative with built-in pen stabilization, with many unique features that are superior to Photoshop, where comics artists are concerned.
Font- Back Issues BB
from Blambot, free, but with commercial license available.
Q: I like this comic! How can I support it?
What a very good question! If you would like your support to take the form of cold hard monetary dollars (and who doesn't, right? ...wink), I now have a Patreon
where, in addition to early pages, you can also see things such as concept art, bonus lore, and detailed page breakdowns, as well as links to livestreams when I do them! But the easiest way to support the comic is simply to leave comments on pages, I really appreciate it! If you feel so inclined, you could also boost the update posts on twitter
or on The Otherknown's tumblr page
, or add it to your favorites on the comics-reading platform of your choice (such as comic rocket or piperka). Or just... tell a friend! Thank you so much!
Q: Is there a list of content warnings available?
Q: How do you pronounce Chandra/Ajupris/Demeck/etc?
Please see the cast page! But for brevity's sake: it's AJA-pree.
Q: What kind of name is [insert name here]?
This story takes place in the distant future, so language (and names) have evolved. Some are familiar to us, and some have mutated from something familiar to us. Some are commonly pronounced differently than they are today. Some are completely foreign, having sprung up from local cultures on colony worlds. Honestly, in the far future their dialects probably wouldn't even be intelligible to us, but that's a level of extrapolation I don't think any of us in the year 20XX really care about! :)
Q: How long is the story planned out to be?
Q: How did you make your site?
Otherknown's previous site was put together by me in Wordpress/Comic Easel. The present build of the site was a construction of the Hiveworks team (maintained by and with some input by me). Thank you to Kevin Wilson and Erin Burt for their work in making this vision come to life :)