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Pulse and Bolt

Two female human batteries become armored superheroes.


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My original plan was Arim would laugh when Connor made a joke, but based on the conversation, it seemed like the guard needed more of a followup.
August 9th, 2018
Well, this is awkward
August 9th, 2018
I felt like if you wanted to get Arim to laugh, the cheesier the jokes the better.

This is to try to give some insight into her, and the personality we saw in the early chapters were just her pretending to be who she thought she needed to be. Without Mira around, she's struggling to hide her real personality.
@Xylas_Incarnum: Thanks, it's fixed. There were actually like three typos (pointed out at various places I post the comic). I always seem to edit the dialog at the last minute when I'm in a hurry and that's a recipe for typos.
you put down faction instead of fraction for that bit about how few bits of the crushed stones remain.
The thing I mentioned two pages ago and wasn't sure if people noticed or not, was that the first time Grace appeared, it showed that she was naturally blonde. There was a picture in her room of her and Connor, and she wasn't a goth there.

I figure whoever is mind-controlling her isn't concerned with keeping up her appearance, and she's reverted to what she looks like naturally-- until this is resolved.
@dracone: Maybe more like trainees.
Professional might be stretching things a bit
I suspect being a superhero, being called a sidekick when you aren't would be a big insult.
July 19th, 2018
We might have a problem
July 19th, 2018
This is either going to be confusing, or everyone is going to say "Oh yeah, I remember back on page 160", the first page of chapter "The Friendly Ghost".

I do explain, but just not on this page. I thought I needed to make sure you could see Grace's tattoo, otherwise I thought it might be harder to identify her.

I also kind of worry there isn't enough resolution in the last panel. But I wanted a big enough shot to hopefully show it's Grace.
July 12th, 2018
A rare page with no dialog. I thought I needed a buffer montage page to show a lot of time has passed.
July 6th, 2018
There's a lot of dialog here, so I'm trying to show off some of the city. They've spent so much time inside recently.
@dracone: Although there's still hundreds of pages left, which will take years to make with 52 pages a year. And I could always add on, change, be forgetting shorter non-main arcs, or I could be underestimating length (which is very common). But that's kind of the option for an end at that point.

When you're doing something long-term, you have to have possible ending points, and also parts where you can increase the story if you want. I kind of have a plan, and hope I'll know at the time if it should end, or if there's enough life or interesting directions left in it.

What would I do next? I dunno, it's still so far away (probably 2022-2023 at the earliest), I wouldn't want to select something yet. A gag comic strip, a space adventure comic, a different superhero comic? It's possible I'd try to do shorter series that would only take 1-3 years to complete, so 52, 104, or 156 page series. There's even options to do a different series with Annie- either a superhero team book with her as one of the (5-6) members, or a comic about her grown child becoming a superhero, or mid-aged her becoming a trainer for younger heroes.
June 28th, 2018
The one who comes out best from an encounter is usually the one that is better prepared
I'm not sure Evilyn knows how to tone down her clothing. I originally wanted to show them leaving the building, but it didn't fit into the space I had here.
@Lightfoot: As sad as it is to think about such an interesting story ending after only six arcs, I know everything needs to come to an end at some point.

When a series outlives the point it should have ended it feels uninspired, drawn out, and even overly repetitive at times. That said, some longer running series have managed to keep things interesting by changing things up from what has been seen in that series before.

With all that said, do you have any plans for what you'll work on after the series finale? Or are you still looking over your options?
@dracone: Any plan would probably get messy here.

If the original story with Zoe was the end of the first arc in the comic, this is the start of the end of the second arc of the comic.

There are probably four more arcs (for a total of six) of various lengths left until the end of the series.
Something tells me this is going to get a bit chaotic
This is either a good idea, or a bad idea.