April 25, 2005

Pencil filler 1


Coming out of hiatus for a bit to hook the new readers with easy updates... This is the first episode of a semi-improvised, shortish story drawn in pencils. It features Ottar, Norla and a few other minor characters from the last real storyline.

Yes, those are Douglas Adams references. He's been on my mind a lot lately.

Proper ROCR will resume when I'm good and ready, as will Courtly Manners.

Posted by Reinder Dijkhuis at 6:00 AM

April 26, 2005

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The third panel definitely shows my limitations when I'm working without endless studies and preliminary drawings. It'll get better when I get used to it, I'm sure.


Posted by Reinder Dijkhuis at 6:00 AM

April 27, 2005

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Action is also somewhat harder to render in this new procedure. Fundamentally, though, I would have done much the same thing if I had ink and time. And it does look pretty lively.


Posted by Reinder Dijkhuis at 6:00 AM

April 28, 2005

This may well be a classic Rásdondr line

The characters in the first panel are Prof. Rásdondr and his half-faerie assistant Vigdis. Neither of them have cast pages of their own yet.

Posted by Reinder Dijkhuis at 6:00 AM

April 29, 2005

Is there a doctor in this Tardis?

Notes to self:
1. Nudging at someone to look behind him is too subtle a gesture to render in comics, or at least this kind of comics.
2. If I'm gonna letter by hand in such a loose style, I'd better make sure I don't skip any letters. Because fixing that is a bit of a bother.
3. (added on April 29, after the strip went live) If I'm going to make corrections, I should bloody well upload them. Pardon me while I bang my head against the wall for an hour on end.

Posted by Reinder Dijkhuis at 6:00 AM

May 2, 2005

Quick reminder why I'm doing penciled filler comics instead of properly inked and coloured episodes that fit the existing storylines. Please note that these episodes are not canon for Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan and I dare say they aren't canon for any other fictional series either!

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This filler is longer than those of last week because I love you all so much. I have also used a slightly different procedure for cleaning the original up, which should preserve more of the original lines and tones.

Posted by Reinder Dijkhuis at 6:00 AM

May 3, 2005

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I'm getting faster at cleaning up the scans for this series. Good. I've lost my entire buffer as a result of going to Clickburg. However, I managed to write a little while I was there. I expect the filler comics will continue into next week, after which Courtly Manners will resume on an "I'll post them when they're done" schedule.

Posted by Reinder Dijkhuis at 6:00 AM

May 4, 2005

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Not too happy with how the Doctor turned out in this one. But at least his facial expressions work.

Posted by Reinder Dijkhuis at 6:00 AM

May 5, 2005

She thinks she's all that but the Doctor knows she's whack!

Posted by Reinder Dijkhuis at 6:00 AM

May 6, 2005

Ge'in' i' on? Does that mean she and the Doctor are...

Posted by Reinder Dijkhuis at 6:00 AM

May 9, 2005

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The Time Traveler Convention took place on May 7, 2005 in the Walker Memorial Building, Building 50 on the MIT Campus. Early reports don't mention the Doctor or his companion although it's quite possible that this is because they didn't RSVP and were turned away at the door.

That naked brunette interrupting Professor Farhi's presentation with helpful suggestions that no one could understand later claimed to be a time traveler. However, when pressed to show her means of transportation, she refused, and the only the only part of her answer to the question "How did you travel through time" that made any sense was "by going forward, one chronon at a time". This did not impress the students at MIT at all, and they would have thrown the madwoman ut if they hadn't been predominantly young male nerds.

Posted by Reinder Dijkhuis at 6:00 AM

May 10, 2005

Back to the issue at hand

Posted by Reinder Dijkhuis at 6:00 AM

May 11, 2005

A stitch in time will do just fine

The end! Dedicated to Terry Nation, Douglas Adams and all those who spend years of their lives holding back species extinction.

Posted by Reinder Dijkhuis at 6:00 AM