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Bright Stars

Bright Stars

by maplebee
A miscalculation sends Rory into the far reaches of outerspace.

WARNING: May contain violence, language, and human-alien relationships.
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229
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2 Years Ago
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449
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43

Bright Stars

A miscalculation sends Rory into the far reaches of outerspace.

WARNING: May contain violence, language, and human-alien relationships.

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JunnGerl
July 30th, 2017
even though they are super technologically advanced, they seem to incorporate the organic into everything!
I hope you do continue it though its one of my favorites :3 and I want to know what happens to Rory lol :D even if it takes a while
Niggle
January 29th, 2016
@maplebee: I would love to be able to read this with a few illustrations to go along with it. I really miss the characters you created. And while I would prefer a full comic, I enjoyed your writing style from that bit of backstory you shared a while back. So a combination of your art and your writing would be great.

Congratulations on the future house!
maplebee
November 17th, 2015
@wohdin: I'd like it to be something like Stardust where it's written in novel format but has 1-2 illustrations per page.
bbk
November 17th, 2015
Ilove the comic, the story and the characters! :)
So take all the time you need and we'll be happy whatever format you may have for the future :D

Good luck.
wohdin (Guest)
November 16th, 2015
Have you considered a light novel format? Your art is exceptional and honestly I don't think this story would be complete without it.
count the stars
November 16th, 2015
@maplebee: I honestly adore this comic, or we'll the story you are trying to tell. The art is stunning of course so if you do ever publish the story in written form I would so love to read it. Brightstars I considered to be a little gold nugget that I found one day. So I really wish you the best <3
maplebee
November 16th, 2015
Hi all,

It's been a long while. The comic recently went down due to my inactivity but should be back up for your perusal now. Note that you will need to update any favourites to the link brightstars.smackjeeves.com. I didn't pay for a premium subscription this year so SJ doesn't use my custom domain name.

I've been inactive for two reasons:
1) It's become clear to me that I can't tell Bright Stars the way I want to if I continue it in comic form. It started as a way to push myself artistically, but the universe and characters have evolved to be so complicated that I just can't cram enough of it into a comic. This is 20% a limitation of comics as a medium, but 80% a limitation of how much free time I have to spend on art these days.

2) Continuing in that free time bit... I've been finding it hard to fit art into my life for now. For me it's a time-intensive hobby, and having to constantly pick it up and drop it has been too hard and I can't do a comic the justice it deserves. The good part is this is for a positive reason: my bf and I have been working our asses off to save up for a house, and are now in the process of buying one. It's a hectic process that needs my full attention.

I want you all to know that, though I haven't been drawing the comic, Bright Stars is very much on my mind. I've been hesitant to say anything for a long time because I wasn't sure of the direction I was going with it, but: I'm working on doing Bright Stars as a written story instead of a comic. I've been picking away at it when I can, but due to my writing process I haven't been able to post it anywhere yet. I don't write chronologically and it all goes together in a big mess at first, so nothing is really legible. Longterm, I'd like to make it available as an illustrated story so it still includes art. Shortterm it's not ready to share yet.
jnrnikki
May 22nd, 2015
@maplebee: I love your art~
jnrnikki
May 22nd, 2015
omg! as I was scrolling down I though his head was turn all the way around! e.e yikes!
jnrnikki
May 22nd, 2015
or....
@jnrnikki: ....are they eggs!?!
jnrnikki
May 22nd, 2015
hmm?
@maplebee: it looks like a pomegranate on the inside!
Niggle
April 26th, 2015
Do I still miss this comic? Very much so. :(
Yuuto (Guest)
March 23rd, 2015
Well... with whateve
Well... with whatever "upgrade" ocrecrud over the weekend to your player, YouTube (possibly including code for the "Try the New YouTube Player Beta!"), all Mac OS X browsers choke at the end of any video playing and then freeze with 1 second left.Thanks, YouTube!
Philinda (Guest)
March 21st, 2015
Wait, I cannot fatho
Wait, I cannot fathom it being so sthftgriaorward.
Emerson (Guest)
March 19th, 2015
THX that's a great a
THX that's a great anwrse!
Johnf648 (Guest)
November 30th, 2014
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SirDerangedReindeer
November 12th, 2014
Ugh, that sucks! Look after yourself first though, not the comic! Hopefully everything calms down for you after the holidays and you can have some time to yourself to to relax.

Love the doodles.
Niggle
November 6th, 2014
Saw this and read your tumblr post much earlier in the day, but didn't get around to commenting until now.

So sorry your days are so long, your day to day schedule so uncertain and that you've been unable to eat properly. And the impending art block. :( As much as I would love updates all the time it's not possible and you need to take care of yourself. Your December sounds insane and I hope you get some relief in January.

Thank you for the art, they're so adorable. ~hugs~
YJK
November 6th, 2014
I love the silly style doodles, Rory's precious and Chal's such a diva. XD

It sounds like you've got a lot on your plate, I hope you can get a chance to recharge and things! Taking care of yourself is the most important thing, obviously.