2018 - Looking Back
by Hobo of Justice on 31st Dec 2018, 4:52 AM

Articuno2018 has come and gone, and it was a weird year for Power of the universe. What all happened? Well, some pretty important stuff. Chapter 2 finally came to a close in February after going on for a few years. Then Chapter 3 got outlined and the site went through a visual overhaul on its five year anniversary. And at the tail end of the year, Chapter 3 got it's start in November/December. Those are some big landmarks - the comic's biggest, even.

And yet, 2018 has been the least productive year as far as output numbers goes. Two episodes at the beginning of the year and two episodes at the end of the year. Sure, Shattered Dreams was huge, but Broken was tiny. They sort of balance each other out. Once upon a time I'd hoped to get Part 34 up before year's end, too, but that didn't work out. Because despite these awesome landmarks, things have been a little rough behind the scenes.

Finishing Chapter 2 had been my goal for so long that I felt kind of lost when it was over. The previous blog about the 5 Year Anniversary goes into this more, but the gist is that for a majority of the year I've been dealing with a fading flame. I've had to take a step back and reevaluate my relationship with this comic, and I'm still not fully recovered from that. On the plus side, I've had more time to practice drawing with standalone pictures, a couple of which have been put up on my stupid Twitter.

So overall, while 2018 held a low point for Power of the Universe, it also brought some of the highest. Finally finishing Chapter 2 was super satisfying - Shattered Dreams in particular. Hitting five years was cool. The site redesign came out a lot better than expected. This place feels more like a home now, and that's good because I hope to be here for a while. There's a lot of comic to make and I've got a slump to get out of.

I'll check back in with a looking forward type post at the end of January.
See ya!

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Hobo of Justice

31st Dec 2018, 5:01 AM

So, as far as progress on part 34 goes, it's mostly paneled out at this point, and I'm working on the linework (still early on that, though). It wound up getting bigger than planned and there are a couple aspects giving me trouble, so it may still take a while. Getting there, slowly but surely.

And hey! If anyone reads these blogs, you can comment now!

Liro Raériyo

1st Jan 2019, 3:08 PM

Just do what you can, i'll be following behind every step.

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Hobo of Justice

6th Jan 2019, 7:19 PM

You got it.