that’s all for arc 3. i’m going to take a break and post small things on the tumblr page for a while, and then we’ll start up with arc 4, “o'chunks joins,” sometime in probably august. i have to prepare for a big exam before i can start the next part of the story.
i would say i’m really looking forward to drawing this next part of the story, but honestly i’m excited to draw all of it. i’ve learned a lot about drawing comics this last half year, and i know there’s still so much more i can keep improving. i’m going to take a minute here to talk about the structure and goal of “filling the void,” now that we’re into the meat of it.
the story as it is now will be just under 300 scenes total. some of them will get very long, especially toward the end. this means i’ve got my work cut out for me for the next few years, but i am making steady progress. there will be 9 parts total, with 6 and 8 by far the longest. arcs 8 and 9 are concerned with the game’s events.
as i was putting the plot together i realized that this story is going to focus on related but different themes from the game, despite loosely following along with its events. i feel like i’ve wanted to write this kind of story for a very long time but didn’t have a good vehicle for it. i hope the kind of “message” it sends rings true to you guys.
i have very much enjoyed writing for these characters so far and i hope you guys have fun continuing to read it. thanks for sticking with me while i draw lots and lots of little pictures of video game characters.