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Hope For A Breeze

Hope For A Breeze

Hope For A Breeze -

This is a story of a girl named Sophia and her journeys through life.

webcomic, web comic, school life, slice of life, school, drama, anime, autobiography, memoirs, manga, cartoon, comic
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Hope For A Breeze

Hope For A Breeze -

This is a story of a girl named Sophia and her journeys through life.

webcomic, web comic, school life, slice of life, school, drama, anime, autobiography, memoirs, manga, cartoon, comic

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I just burned through my entire buffer, had about 1 months worth of pages and thought to myself  I should be ok with this much of a buffer, I don’t have to worry about running out of pages … but I did anyways -_-;;

Project wonderful went down about a month ago; ever since then my site traffic has dropped 5 times. It’s probably not the only thing that has hurt my page views that’s not to say this webcomic was particularly that popular, but if you love something …

There are probably several factors that has counted for my drop in web traffic Project wonderful going down, probably not advertising as often as I used to that is posting on various social media channels and a while back I hit a snag. I wanted to get one of the issues critiqued and edited and the feedback was amazing and I wanted to go back and edit it and attempted to do so however it was difficult.

Doing webcomics I developed a certain kind of flow/rhythm, stopping to edit everything caused me to disrupt that flow/rhythm and I haven’t been able to get it back. This is probably reflected in the latest pages, they don’t seem to be as strong.

I want to go back and edit stuff, but I’ll run into this issue which will disrupt the rest of the work making everything worse. It’s a bit of a paradox, stopping to make things better makes things worse :S
@Szalhi: Thanks, I really wish that I could dedicate more time and energy into this, but the way things are like now I consider myself fortunate if I can find a couple of hours of any given day to work on this. In order to get this going, I think I would need to dedicate at least 3 hours a day. :(
Just caught up, this comic has been amazing.
Ok I admit I couldn't imagine what a teenage girl could be fantasizing about.

I know the comic hasn't been active lately but I assure you that it's not dead yet ... (though it seems like it's sort of dying which is depressing :( )

Things in my life have been a bit hectic lately so I guess you could say I've been having trouble finding time to dedicate to it

Even though updates has slowed down a bit I assure you the comic is not dead yet
Neil_Whitehorn
December 20th, 2017
Ok so I guess updates may not go up every month, I'll post updates when I can ... I'm busy sorry I keep saying that. -_-;;

Comic news ... well I would still like to get something printed, I got a bunch of pages reviewed and am in the process of editing them. The reviews and critiques were pretty good I thought, though some of the feed back I received I'm not really certain what to do with them. I received like an essay on feedback O_O;;. So It's going to take me a while to weed through all the feedback. When I'm finished editing I'll look into getting something printed.

This issue was supposed to go up on Monday but I got the updates mixed up somehow. The prelude is nearly complete ... yeah it was kind of short don't know what to say about that but after the prelude I'll definitely start the High School chapter for real. I know I've been promising this for a year or more but this time for real.

This is more drawn out than '13 Reasons Why' @@.
Neil_Whitehorn
December 16th, 2017
@Guest: Hmmm ... Good question ... It's a little strange that I would have trouble answering it ... Guess the most accurate answer would be their was a set time, but as the story dragged on I kept changing things so now even I'm not sure how far in the future this is.

Maybe it's like the terminator franchise where they keep chasing the singularity back ^^;;
Guest
December 9th, 2017
I just read through your entire comic. I really like the idea and plot. But it makes me really upset knowing she hangs herself. Is it too plot revealing to know how far in the future that is at this point?
Neil_Whitehorn
November 14th, 2017
@Sam Bronson: Lol
But: how *many* pieces?
It's been a while since I posted any kind of news or comments or anything like that ... heck it's been a while since I've drawn anything. I've just been busy with life and stuff. I think maybe I'll attempt to post some news like maybe once a month, and the news will be about what's happening with the webcomic.

This Annual is almost finished; I wasn't expecting it to be 100 pages. O_o;; After this annual I will definitely transition to high school. But about this High school arc, there's a problem with it I have been wrestling with for a while and I have yet to find a solution for it. Originally the comic was supposed to have a more ... mature tone ... but the story focusing on these kids made doing that a bit more difficult and somewhat creepy. But with High school there's more freedom or opportunity to work with a more mature story however when the first part of the comic has a less mature tone, then the lateral part has a significantly more mature tone it's well ... a bit jarring. Going from elementary to high school can be a bit jarring because you're sort of coming from this "Care bears" environment to this environment that's almost like "Akira." It's really weird, perhaps making that kind of transition would be appropriate for the comic.

So what else have I been doing for the comic this past month ... I've basically been going back through the comic and trying to edit many of my posts because apparently my grammar is bad and I can't spell. -_-;; I wanted to attempt to print a book and see if I could send it someplace. What else ... I'm aware that my Donate button isn't working, I'm not certain why it stopped working or how to fix that. I know that it used to work because I actually did receive some donations, it wasn't much and I wasn't really expecting much. I don't know if it shows but I'm actually quite appreciative of it, it's a motivational factor. It just amazes me that you can set something like this up and receive donations or generate any amount of revenue. Feels like it's bigger than life.
@Alterna: Sparkle sparkle. :)
Goodness, that's a sparkly attack :)
Thank you for the feedback ^_^
@Johng298: Ah yes thank you, I seem to have an issue with spelling apparently ... #'_'#

I could attempt to filter things through a spell checker but I don't think those things are fool proof, that and I'm somewhat concerned about involving others into my "brain child". I'm uncertain what else I can do in order to accommodate for that.

I appreciate the constructive feed back and criticism because it will help me improve and make a better product. Though I'm worried I'll receive some harsh feedback because I don't want to end up going to bed bawling my eyes out. :S
Cheap goods
obviously like your website but you have to check the spelling on several of your posts. Several of them are rife with spelling problems and I find it very bothersome to tell the truth nevertheless Ill definitely come back again. ekecddecaeec
I wonder how these TV Tropes things get started. Do creator have some motivation behind building them or do various readers build them because the web comic is relatively popular. This one isn’t … obviously …
Believe it or not thing's are happening, I just recently finished all the outlines for this issue ... the annual ... the next step would be to add things like frames and text for the rest of the pages and basically finish it up. At some 100 odd pages the annual is probably my most ambitious webcomic venture to date ... technically ... in certain ways ... I should make a posting about my process.
I know it kind of seems like I'm not actually doing anything but trust me when I say this, that's not actually the case. It's just that I'm sort of ... busy ...

Here is what my schedule generally looks like ...

http://imgur.com/4Kg0h5j

And here is a list of projects and tasks I'm working on which are organized ... somehow ...

http://imgur.com/7liCK2a
http://imgur.com/tvHraMC

I've come to understand that it's not healthy to bounce between different projects like this because inevitably what ends up happening is that you never get anything done. It's better to choose a finite number of projects like maybe 1 or 2 and see them through to some level of completion; I still struggle a bit with that.

Believe it or not the annual is almost finished, because it's called an annual it shouldn't take a year to do. :/ I think it's like 1/4 of the entire webcomic which is a bit ridiculous. @_@

After the annual I swear I will get into the high school arc and cover the how's and why's Sophia ends up in the state she ended up in.
I have one word for everyone ... Mass Effect: Andromeda ... well I guess that's 3 words.
Here comes a new challenger!!!
Oh shoot, there is no text here ... um ... yeah, this is a new character they'll play a pivotal role in the story.

Her name is Naomi Li ... and ... she ... well I guess that's all I got to say about that. If you want to know more guess you will have to wait and see.

I'm trying to come back from hiatus, going on hiatus was basically the worst decision I've ever made in this webcomic ever. Because when you are in the midst of it, it's like you have this pattern, this rhythm going. Even the development of the story there is a pattern, a rhythm.
When you stop you break the pattern, break the rhythm, then everything goes to s***. All of a sudden it takes twice as long to work on it than it would have originally taken you and the quality of the work goes down a toilet too. If I were to compare it to driving a car, it would be like constantly hammering the breaks as your trying to drive (you know those stereotypical scenes where the person can't drive ...).

So my advice for anyone endeavoring to webcomic ... DON'T HIATUS!!! Nothing will kill a webcomic faster or more easily than a hiatus. Starting up again is way harder than just going straight through.
Neil_Whitehorn
September 27th, 2016
OOOOooooou!!! that's going to leave a mark.