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Tieback
*Updates the first and third Tuesdays of every month. *

Tieback is my pen name. I love cats, cosplay and visual storytelling. While I've produced illustrations and comics for years, "The Archer and the Squirrel" is my first online publication.

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https://www.patreon.com/Tieback
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Hello Lovelies,

I’m very pleased with how the background people in the first panel turned out. I tried returning to the “blue” technique I used in the prologue, and I think it worked well.

By the next upload, which will be in two weeks on Tuesday, August 21st, I will have taken my first big test. Can’t wait to slay this academic adversary. Wish me luck!

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Tieback
@GeeksOverHipsters: I'm so glad you found the comic, and love it! Thanks for reading :)
Hello Lovelies,

It’s such a treat to get feedback from you guys. I love learning how individual readers perceive the comic, and what they get out of it.

As the creator, I’m so close to the work that I have a very specific perspective of the story. And when I get to hear what readers are observing, I’m sometimes taken completely aback! Because you guys connect dots that don’t even occur to me, and I love that!!!!

And I’ll tell you a secrete. While I’ve been working on finishing the story’s plot, I’ve been taking inspiration from you guys. A few twists and turns yet to come are inspired by your comments. So, I just want to say thank you. Thank you for reading. Thank you for commenting. And thank you for being you. 🙂

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Tieback
Hello Lovelies!

The first version of this page was made on a new type of watercolor paper, and that was a mistake! The way the paper absorbed the paint created this “grainy” visual texture, and the colors were just “off”. I tried to fix it in photoshop, but that resulted in an airbrushed effect, which I thought looked just as bad. So I decided to redo the page using the right paper. Lesson learned.

To view original version: www.archerandthesquirrelcomic.com/comic/page-69/

Since I was going to do a redo, I thought it was a good opportunity to see if there were any changes I could make to improve the page. This line of thinking led me to make several alterations, and I’m very pleased with the second version. I thought it would be fun to share both versions with you. I’m curious if you guys prefer the second version as well. At least I hope so, because it sure took a lot of time to make. I’m still getting used to drawing pages with densely populated backgrounds. People are so much harder to draw then trees. Chapter one and two spoiled me…

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Tieback
@eekee: Thanks for bringing this to my attention eekee. I'm sorry the comment system was giving you problems. It did that to me once, and when I restarted my computer it worked again. Maybe that will help you? I hope at least. I have a tech guy that set up my site, so I'm not very knowledgable about the commenting system. If it happens again, please let me know, and I'll bring it up to the tech guy next we meet.

In regards to the two versions of page 69, I'm so happy that you also like the second version. Thanks for letting me know!

P.S. I'm sorry you're having eyesight difficulty.
@woolysox123: I think he's a relatable guy. I think everyone probably knows someone like him in their day to day life. :)
@IronDog: I like her too! She's a lot of fun to draw and paint!
Hello Lovelies!

This is a five Tuesday month, so you’ll be getting a third bonus page upload on the fifth Tuesday!

I’m so excited to share the next page with you. I ended up making two versions, and I’m very pleased with the second version. The next page will be posted in two weeks on Tuesday, July 17th. However… if you want to view the next page RIGHT NOW… you can see it on the comic’s main site, which will always be one page upload ahead compared to Smackjeeves…

www.archerandthesquirrelcomic.com/comic/page-69/

To all of you U.S. readers out there, I wish you a happy and safe Independence day!

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Tieback
@woolysox123: Ahhh! That makes me so happy that this page make you happy! I believe there is much beauty in the everyday. I'm glad I was able to communicate that with the page.
Hello Lovelies!

As mentioned previously, I should be good to go for weekly updates starting this December. Besides making comic pages, writing the story’s plot, and working full time, I’ve also been studying for two job-required tests. This full work load is why I can only update every other week. But, I just signed up to take the first test in August! And I’m planning to take the second test in November. So things are on track! I can’t express how excited I am to cross these two milestones off my to-do-list!

In other news, chapters 11 & 12 are now written out, and I’ll be spending the next two weeks editing them. The next update will be Tuesday, July 3ed.

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Tieback
@eekee: Thank you so much! I try to give the faces detail!
@Ehhwa: It was a challenge, but a fun one! ;)
Good morning Lovelies!

Here is your bonus update for the month. This is the first page in the comic I made using my new light box. The light box originally belonged to a family member, and after they passed the light box was gifted to me. This single panel spread is dedicated to the loving memory of Barbara P.


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Hello Lovelies,

Hope you like todays upload. Next upload, Page 66, will be extra special.

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Tieback
@CasualMemer: So glad you like it! :)