Q: What ___ do you use? Art program-
Adobe Photoshop CS6 (start to finish) with the help of my beloved intuos3 (6x8in) tablet, and the essential stabilization plugin Lazy Nezumi
. It's good for drawing straight lines with pressure sensitivity, and for “smoothing” out organic lines. I can't recommend it enough. If you have ~$35 you can afford to part with, it's the quickest way to improve the look of digital lineart, and in any case, you can try it free for a month! Canvas size-
It's kind of a random size, around 9 and a half by 14 inches at 300 dpi. I can't really recommend what size would be best to work at (for print), because I'm not really sure myself! Choosing to work in these exact dimensions was a bit of an arbitrary decision. 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 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: Will you add a list of content warnings?
I believe most of the material will be appropriate for a general teen audience. But, once more chapters are added, I intend to put up a separate page specifically for this purpose (for people who are interested). Many of these will overlap with spoilers, so I don't want to list them too
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?
At this point— really, really long. I've done long format (multiple hundreds of pages) comics before, so it's not as intimidating as it could be! In a perfect world, comics would be my full-time job and I could spit out more pages per week. Crazier things...!
Q: How did you make your site?
I got marketable skills, baby! (also by making use of Comic Press and Comic Easel, same as many other comics!)