Comic 497 - End of Chapter (9)

25th Jun 2018, 11:00 PM in The Ball
End of Chapter (9)
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Sky 25th Jun 2018, 11:00 PM edit delete
I had to do math for the first time in months to write this page! >_> What a ride it's been.
Only one more page of Dot X left before the hiatus!

In the comments of the next page I'm going to do a lot of talking about what my next project is. (Spoiler: It's a Tabletop RPG Podcast/Video Series called Caravan set on Hetrea, the same world as DotX)

For now though, let's talk a bit about the future of Dot X.

Dot X the webcomic was started way back in 2013 as an introduction for my old RPG Maker game, "Dot X Adventure". It was only intended to be 50 pages long, but as it picked up steam it has clearly evolved into so much more than I could have ever expected.

Let's talk about those first 50 pages for a bit, though. The longer I work on DotX, the more I regret how rushed those first few chapters are. I wish I spend more time on Pudding and Mi's dynamic as siblings before bringing other cast members in. I wish I focused on Pudding's friendship with Frisky more, and how Mi met Audrey. I wish I didn't write Speedy to be as self-entitled, and I wish I went into Frisky and Fade's relationship more, showing how it started. Hatchet... Could have been handled better overall. (Though I STILL intend for him to return I PROMISE!)

What I'm trying to get at here is that those first 50 pages aren't up to the same standard I hold the comics I write now, and I feel trapped by some of the narrative choices I made back then.

I'm not about to go back and re-draw 50 pages of the comic though, don't worry. Who has that kind of time??

What I AM going to do though, is take a break. I don't know how long it'll be, and if I'm being honest, it might not be until 2019 that you all start hearing from DotX again... I have a lot of other projects I've been putting on hold because of DotX, and I'd like to at least give them a shot!

When DotX DOES return however, it might look a little different than what you're used to, but I hope you'll all agree that Page 500 will be worth the wait- It's gonna be a BIG one!!! Bigger than you expect.

See you on Friday for the last page of pre-Hiatus DotX!!!


zenpai log in 25th Jun 2018, 11:06 PM edit delete reply
one as ill vvu?
one asillvvu?
as ill vvu?
Ninsega21 26th Jun 2018, 1:41 PM edit delete reply
... flip...
Now what good webcomics am I going to read? :P
Guest 27th Jun 2018, 1:41 PM edit delete reply
@ ninsega try paranatural, monsterkind, or any of the wonderful shit on mspfa!
Guest 24th Nov 2018, 1:48 PM edit delete reply
visual novel
TobyWasTaken 24th Jan 2022, 3:08 PM edit delete reply
no breaking the fourth wall

you have violated intergalactic law