Recap: de^x/dx

Episode 1: The First Episode

After a four-year hiatus, Jen found herself confronted with boredom and a plaid critter. Then the series rebooted and a bunch of stuff happened differently than the last time.

News

2016/08/08: How I'm going to try staying in the saddle again

The problem I always seem to run into when I'm making comics is I get it in my brain that I need to finish a comic the same night I start it, so with my wrist issues I always set myself up for failure already. What I keep on telling myself and others is that if you spend only an hour or two a day working on a comic, even if you don't finish it, that's one or two hours more than you'd spent previously.

So, I'm taking my own advice, and spending one or two hours on comics every day. And it's certainly changed my process a lot already — I'm thinking further ahead on the story and not worrying about getting a comic out the door right away, and for once I actually have a strip-by-strip breakdown script (although that's more a result of how when I was first drawing #43 I recognized a story inconsistency due to my usual seat-of-the-pants story editing, and then realized I could rearrange some stuff to make certain things much more impactful and I wanted to figure out where what was #43 would now go in the story sooner rather than later).

Anyway! This is as good a time as any to plug my Patreon again, because patrons pledging $3 or more get to see the progress on comics as I complete a daily chunk of work! So, if you like seeing process and/or progress, that's a good way to get at least a rough idea. And sometimes I post my breakdown scripts there, as I did for chapter 4!

2016/06/22: im sorry

there's so much iw ant to work on but i just can't do it right now

my wrists hurt and my body hurts and if eel like i'm falling apart and i'm so tired and

i'm sorry

2016/05/23: C'est la chapter 3

Lewi #42 ends chapter 3 (for reals this time). I need to take another break from cartooning because of wrists. But at least this leaves the story not hanging in the middle of a story beat.

Statistics

  • 907 total comics published (including 83 sketchbook pages, not counting 19 guest arts)