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I'm a game dev that dabbles in everything else. I read a lot of webcomics and make a lot of art. So why not combine the two?
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@Roosterington: Sure! My general advice is to sketch things out on paper first, it really helps keep things consistent. But for some more tips specific to pixel art, I actually have a short tutorial post on imgur here:
@calmcnichols: Solid question. It may be answered in some way later in the comic, but probably only in passing if at all, so I'll answer it here. The short version is that Blackwing don't develop gender until they partner with a mate. Eko is ungendered because Eko hasn't really reached a point in life where that situation has come up yet. And given the low population of Blackwing and how Eko is perceived by most others, it's kind of up in the air whether it'll come up at all.

There's also a long version, but that might go a little harder into the world lore than is called for.

Also, thanks for reading! I've just read through your comic and it's fantastic so far. Great stuff.
@IXman: I'm glad you've enjoyed it. Thanks so much for reading!
@Maverick_Mentation: You're in luck.
The Status of Eko
Hello! It’s been... uhhhhhhhh... /looks at clock/... Some time has gone by.

I’d like to apologize for not announcing anything officially about pausing or the status of the comic in general. Though I haven’t posted in more than a year, work never really stopped, it just slowed to a grinding, agonizingly slow pace. I got some part time and then full time employment as an artist, making pixel art for some very interesting projects, but working as an artist absolutely murdered my ability to work on my own personal art, like Eko. I still made a page once in a while, and I certainly wrote a lot of script, but I didn’t have enough to justify regularly posting. Now, I’m just about finished with chapter 2 and I thought it would be a good time to pick up posting again.

To all those who sent me messages saying how much you enjoyed the comic and hoped for its return, thank you, sincerely. It is always fantastic to hear what people think of Eko.

This is a passion project for me, as is the setting of Eratoh in general. Anyone interested can find a lot of miscellaneous Eratoh content in the imgur album linked here:

Thanks so much for reading!
Sorry for that looooong hiatus. But, if its any consolation, it did give me enough time to draw several pages ahead and get a bit of a backlog going. This comic will be returning to a regular update schedule. New page every thursday as usual, and if the backlog reaches the end of chapter two, I'll switch to two pages a week until we hit that.

Thanks for reading!
@DokiDokiTsuna: Thanks for reading!
Apologies for the two weeks!
Been off a couple weeks doing summer/family/job stuff but we're back in business and the Eko will continue as before! Exciting things coming up in the semi-immediate future!
A couple weeks late
Sorry for that delay, things got a little hectic in the ol' life so I had a couple weeks of off time. Here's another animated page though!
@capybaraqueen: unfortunately they're not all in one document because I have to blow them up larger to fit the dialogue text and upload them here, but at actual drawing size this is what they look like:
Welp, sorry for the two weeks off, but to make up for it, here's 3 pages in a row.

We're coming up on the end of chapter 1!

Thanks so much to all those who've started reading. It's fantastic to see those little reader/fan numbers steadily climb.

As a side note, I've actually gotten a few amazing pieces of fan art over the last little while and I plan on having a showcase of all of them at the end of the chapter, so look forward to that!
@eishiya: I do definitely see the contrast issue. I'm starting to realize the screen I work on adjusts values differently than most others so I'll have to pay more attention to that. Thanks very much for reading!
@WisdomRaider: It's all just photoshop but zoomed in real close to the pixels.

Also, thanks for reading!
She probably hasn't stopped smoking that pipe for anything but food or sleep in 16 years.
September 29th, 2016
I gotta find more opportunities to stick open landscapes in the background.