Pinali
I'm Pinali. I'm a freelance illustrator, I live in France, I like sci-fi, animation in general, Portal, Starcraft II and, of course, drawing stuff. I have a fluffy black cat.
I've been doing comics since 2009, but making art in general for a lot longer.

I use Manga Studio 4 Debut for black/white comics, and Paint Tool SAI for colour, with a basic Wacom Bamboo tablet.

I can make and implement custom Smackjeeves layouts in exchange for payment.
I'm also available to produce artwork for comic projects, also in exchange for payment. Please message me if interested!
Pinali
January 28th, 2012
Click here to read Alter on Manga Magazine!

I apologise for the delay, the Manga Magazine site took longer than expected to launch their new system (including this comic) and I took the opportunity to take a bit of a breather from this.

I'm going through a lot of personal things right now and I feel like it's entirely possible I do not want to work on Alter full time, or even for a large amount of time every week. I'm dropping updates to one page a week, only on Manga Magazine, until I figure out what I want to do. If I have enough hits/readers over there then it's possible I can get paid to draw it, at which point I won't have to worry about spending a lot of time on it, hence me encouraging people to read there.

Thanks for following!
I did this one, haha. :D I'm glad you like it @Earthfield, I was really interested in their designs so they were fun to draw!
YAY
oh man it is amazing! :D THANK YOU SANTA
@Manga-Ka: MM = MangaMagazine.net
Thought I might as well explain the slowing of updates and delays now since it's pretty much confirmed this is going ahead.

Thanks for reading!
Pinali
November 11th, 2011
SHRUG.

Oh, it's just a bathroom. Well, at least he has a moment to himself to think now, I guess.

@ApaFox: I love the way the ponytail is a separate entity. yes, this pleases me.

@SmackJeevesNinja: Something like that! I'm just surprised you wrote his name. :P
Pinali
November 4th, 2011
Run away? I don't think you'll get far, bro.
Pinali
October 28th, 2011
The penny has dropped.

Replies

@Hero of Comedy: *rimshot* :P
Pinali
October 21st, 2011
Why is this one late again, author artist person?
Well, actually, it was planned this time. I'm changing to a ONCE A WEEK, ON FRIDAYS update schedule for a while. I can't explain why right now, but if all goes well I should be able to in a couple weeks or so.
I'll reassure you that it isn't permanent, and I am continuing to produce a healthy number of pages, but like I said, I'll explain later.

Thanks for your support!

@Corbeau: He's in shock. Give him a couple minutes. Remember that it probably feels slower to you because you're only getting a page every few days, while in the comic all of this is happening pretty fast, and I doubt many people in his situation would figure it out within seconds; he needs to calm down enough to think straight first. ;)

@Hero of Comedy: lookin' that way

@GreyouTT: What! It's not normal to breathe cheese?? MY LIFE IS A LIE

@Piano-kun: Hey, welcome back! Haha, that would be creepy. Wake up, realise your entire life before that was a dream.. D:
Pinali
October 15th, 2011
My theory is that the ponytail is an alien parasite attached to the back of his head.
Pinali
October 10th, 2011
All right! That should be the last of the delays, phew.
Here's your scheduled Monday update in which... people say a lot of things Eli doesn't get, apparently.
Sweet, you've improved. Plot sounds interesting as well.

And I love in medias res openers so YEP GOOD START.
Pinali
October 5th, 2011
Her again. :P Sorry for the delay, lot of work recently.

@Frog_Girl: Thanks very much, that means a lot to me. My favourite kinds of story are the ones where you always have some "what the hell is going on with ___" questions, so I try to do that with my own story.

@Gnigma: Thanks. Insanity is fun! Have to wait and see though I guess.

@Myriads of Blue: Good question. :p

@Corbeau: Ahhh, that makes sense. And that would've screwed him over rather royally. :D
Pinali
October 1st, 2011
I apologise for all the derpy delays going on recently. I've had some ~PSYCHOLOGICAL ART THINGS~ going on. This means my style might jump around a bit from now on, but in the long run it'll mean I grow as an artist and so grows the comic too.
Hope you guys will stick with me through this regardless of any subtle style jumps. (It's not gonna be anything drastic, promise. This page is sort of how I want to try and take it. EXPRESSIONS)
I'll try my best to stay roughly on schedule as always.
Pinali
September 27th, 2011
Delayed again what is wrong with me.
But here it is. Weird apocalyptic vision is over guys!

@Hero of Comedy: Twilight zone!

@Corbeau: Huh? Who? What team? :C did i imply something i didnt mean to?

@Lumnili: That's exactly what I want to hear when someone new reads it. I'm glad you're enjoying it. :D
Pinali
September 24th, 2011
what in the fuck?

If anyone's thinking anything other than that right now, I tip my hat to you sir/madam

sorry for the delay on this one, last couple days been kinda LIFE HAPPENS, DEAL WITH IT for me
Next week should be normal. cross fingers. haha.

@SolaratheHedgehog: That doesn't count! :p

@TheStranger: Oh you.

@Gnigma: Definitely.

@NitztheBloody: Thanks very much, I'm glad you're enjoying it. I'm glad it's not predictable as well, haha. From what I can tell when you start reading it screams "GUNDAMLIKE THING WITH WAR AND POLITICS" but then it just.. doesn't go there. :P

@SmackjeevesNinja: I'm flattered <3 To be in anyone's top five is mind blowingly awesome.
Pinali
September 20th, 2011
God, I hope it's clear what's happening here... even if it doesn't make much sense!

@godmoderncommander: COMIC NEEDS MYSTERY I CANT HAVE EVERYTHING IMMEDIATELY MAKE SENSE :(

@Gnigma: Nice guessing. Obviously I'm not going to confirm anything before it gets confirmed in the comic (otherwise that spoils it for everyone who didn't guess) but I like reading theories anyway. ;)

@Hero of Comedy: Then make some up!

@TheStranger: Not really? There's no fourth wall touching in this comic. :P

@maddya333: I'm glad you're enjoying it!

@GreyouTT: hahahaha, that was the reaction I expected. XD

@Everlong: Not to mention all the bleeding and disorientation!

@Zhai: Thanks for faving, glad you enjoy it.
Pinali
September 16th, 2011
Remember him? Vaguely?
Pinali
September 14th, 2011
Oh you guys. You have no idea how much I've been waiting to do this chapter, hahahaah.

@godmoderncommander: AWW NO. I just can never think of anything witty to say in response!

@Myriads of Blue: Alter is the twin's mech's name; it's used to contact him as sort of like a "callsign" as well, but it's not his proper name.
Pinali
September 13th, 2011
Hmmmm.

@Hero of Comedy: If he was back at his own base I would've shown how he got there, otherwise that would be a pretty big plot hole. ;) The next page should clarify it anyway.

@Nekomata-chan: At the base from chapter 2, yeah. Not the one from the very beginning.