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Tangled River

Tangled River

by snowshadow
Tanya's is an artistic teen growing up in a space colony where nothing works. Her life consists of school, chores, taking care of her sick mom, and hanging out with her rebellious best friend Licorice. All that changes when she sees a mysterious flaming object in the sky. Updates on Wednesday.
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97
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1 Year Ago
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41

Tangled River

Tanya's is an artistic teen growing up in a space colony where nothing works. Her life consists of school, chores, taking care of her sick mom, and hanging out with her rebellious best friend Licorice. All that changes when she sees a mysterious flaming object in the sky. Updates on Wednesday.

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snowshadow
November 14th, 2016
We're Moving
Hi. I'm sad to say that as of November 22, Tangled River will no longer be hosted on this website. If you'd like to continue following Tanya's adventures, here's the link:
http://tangled-river.webcomic.ws/

I'll be back on the regular Wednesday update schedule starting the first week of December. Thanks for your support on Smack Jeeves.
HABE
September 27th, 2016
That was a surprise. I'm glad these two hooligans showed up again.
A Brief Hiatus
Hi Everyone,

Yay- that’s the end of Book One!

Just thought I’d write a longish post talking about some future plans I’ve got for Tangled River.

First of all, thanks to everyone who has commented and/or subscribed. I love reading all the discussions about what’s going on in the comic, though I’ve mostly refrained from chiming in because I want the book to speak for itself. I really appreciate it when you catch a misspelling or some continuity error. That’s one nice thing about webcomics, you can go back and fix stuff.

On the topic of fixing stuff, I’ve been dying to go back and do some redrawing of the first 25 or so pages. I’ve been learning on the job, and I’d like the comic to look somewhat consistant, even though I’ll be doing my best to get better as an artist.

So what I’m going to do is take a little hiatus, so I can finish up the redraws and get a few pages ahead in Book Two. I’ve managed to keep up the weekly updates so far, and I plan to get back on schedule by the last week of June. I’ll try to have the redrawn pages posted in a week or so. I’ll post updates on my rarely used Twitter page: https://twitter.com/tangledriver

Many of the earlier pages look very cluttered and text-heavy to me, so what I’ve been doing is cutting down the number of panels per page . To make this work I added a new page between pages 4 and 5, so I’ll find a way to insert that without messing up the numbering of all the pages. I might change Page 1 to Page 0 and so on for the first 5 pages, so after Page 6 everything can keep the old numbering.

Another thing I’m going to be doing in the next few weeks is looking into the possibility of publishing a print edition of Tangled River. The final book (years away) will be pretty hefty, so if there’s some interest out there, I’d like to print it in 3 or 4 volumes. There are so many options for getting things in print these days, that if anyone has some helpful suggestions I’d love to hear them. I know Kickstarter is a possibility, though I don’t think I have a big enough fan base to do that right now. Would anyone like to see a Kickstarter for Tangled River-Book One:“The Fate Wheel”?

So, sorry about the delay. I promise that Tanya’s adventures will continue soon.

snowshadow
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Webcomics Now
Tangled River is currently being featured on the app Webcomics Now. You can get it free here:
http://webcomicsnow.com/index.html
Oh please, just hurry up and tell him about the medicine you gave your mom. Also, yay we're going to Tangled River!
Love the deposit.

The comic's title suddenly becomes intriguing.
Aw, I wanted to see them have the whole conversation like that :D
That Mom!
Dying for an update, so while I'm waiting, here are my impressions of Mom in this comic: "Ohhh I'm so busy and important! You would never understand! Never mind that I couldn't even get out of bed last week!" Anyhow, I love Tangled River because of how realistically it shows a complicated relationship and the way a daughter can love her mother despite all that.
@Guest: Well, you have the girls' facial expressions spot-on!
@gryhairstreak: I took some art classes, but they never seemed to get around to the things I wanted to learn- like perspective, composition, how to draw folds and wrinkles in clothing. So, I'm mostly self- taught, relying on some books and looking at cartoonists I admire. I still have a long way to go before I'll be happy with my artwork.
Episode 54
I love the art and the characterizations. Do you have formal art training? Just curious.
There's a questionnaire type interview with me appearing on the Best WebComics site:
http://best-webcomics.com/tangled-river/

Check it out.
Pretty Cool Webcomics just ran a review of Tangled River. Check it out.
http://prettycoolwebcomics.tumblr.com/post/131938169782/pretty-cool-webcomics-tan gled-river
Thanks for the nice comments. I hope I don't disappoint you.
The roadway is a startling & interesting development.

Thanks for being so dedicated and for all the work it takes to put out quality weekly pages. From art to storytelling, you're doing a fantastic job.

The relaxed pace is a strength. It complements the inviting, mysterious atmosphere. Even aside from maintaining my curiosity, it keeps me coming back every week just to hang out with your characters. As Webcomics go, that's kind of special.
One Year Anniversary
Hey, it’s been one year since I uploaded Page One of Tangled River! Anyone out there who’s been reading since the beginning? I thought this would be a good time to fill you in on what’s going on with the comic.

I’ve managed to keep on schedule- 52 Wednesday updates. When I started I had a 15 page head-start, which has since dwindled down to 5, which is okay- no need for me to stress out too much. I’m pretty sure I can keep up with a page a week, and though I’d like to someday get that up to twice a week, I know at this point I couldn’t manage that without a decrease in quality.

Those of you who have been following TR for awhile have probably noticed that the story has been unfolding at a pretty leisurely pace. We’re reaching the point in the story now where things are coming more into focus, and the direction of the plot is more easily discernable. Thanks for hanging in there.

It’s way too early for me to start thinking about printing some kind of Tangled River collection, though I would love to do it someday. First, I would have to get the readership way up. I’m happy with following I have now, but it’s nowhere near large enough to attempt a Kickstarter or some other way of financing a big print project. The Project Wonderful ads I’ve been running have been a big help in finding new readers, but I can’t afford to invest too much in that. I’m prepared to be patient, I’m focusing on finishing a big enough chunk of the story to fill out a reprint volume- which will take at least another year.

This year I’ve managed to get a couple of reviews in the web press- a feature spotlight on The Duck Webcomics http://theduckwebcomics.com/news/2015/aug/31/featured-comic-tangled-river/
and a review on Best Webcomics
http://best-webcomics.com/tangled-river/

If any of you out there can help get Tangled River some notice, I’d really appreciate it. Also, thanks to everyone who’s written comments and/or voted for TR in on TopWebcomics (link at the top of the page).

Anyway, I’m dedicated to improving the comic, staying on schedule, and hopefully keeping readers happy. On to Year Two!

snowshadow
Thank you Professor Fate. I hope future episodes don't disappoint you.
Having just discovered this comic, I must say I am totally impressed with it. The artwork is superb, the characters are well developed, the dialogue sparkles and the plotline is intriguing. I have bookmarked this for future reading. Keep up the fine work.
Thanks to everyone who has voted for Tangled River at Top Web Comics.