Here we go! The first pages of Sithrah in one long strip. :)
And now let me share with you my plan for the future of this site, what it will be about and how you can help (if you want).
My New Focus…
As you can see I am approaching this book differently from reMIND. I’m not worrying about an update schedule. I’m not building individual pages yet, but I’ll reformat it into pages for the book version. I’m trying to add animated GIFFs for fun. I’m not using a comic font. I’m trying to mix prose with comics when I can. I’m also working with a great colorist, Josh Ulrich!
Many people who followed reMIND (my last webcomic) enjoyed the behind-the-scenes approach that I openly revealed on the blog. This was one of my strategies for attracting search engines and well, it worked pretty good. I was also very much enjoying the process of learning how to self-publish comics and it was just natural to write about it all while learning. The thing is, I’m just not in that same place anymore and so I have decided to switch blogging subjects from Making Comics to…
Are you ready for this?
It’s not what you think. I didn’t just have a come-to-Jesus moment. In fact, I’ve been a Christian all my life. It’s just that I have always been scared to talk about my faith in public for fear of stepping on toes. Or fear of public ridicule. But over the last few years I have realized that our faith is a subject that everyone thinks about but very few discuss in a respectable way. Everyone believes in something. Even people who don’t believe in anything believe just that. Plus, the last thing I want to do is lead a double life. I’ve lived that way long enough and for once I’d like my online personality to match my offline personality.
So, the blog of Sithrah.com will not be about the “making comics” journey (like reMIND was) instead, it will be about the spiritual journey. I would be fake otherwise. And honestly, it’s what my comics are all about anyway. Did you know that Sithrah is a ancient Hebrew word?
For those of you who are still dying to still see behind-the-scenes stuff, there is still hope yet. You see, I started using a service called Patreon to help me raise funds to speed up the creation of this book. If you want to see thumbnails, and inks before the pages come out then I’m pulling back the curtain for everyone who becomes a patron. I will post thumbnails of the next pages, maybe even the script. I’ll post the black and white inks too. Then the final art will appear here when it’s colored and finished.
Higher pledging patrons will get the chance to win original art monthly and I’m even thinking of having a Google+ hangout with even higher pledging patrons. We will see.
If you’re a little confused at what Patreon.com is then check out my video.
You can see and read more about it at: www.Patreon.com/JasonBrubaker
As you can see, I’m jumping into a few new arenas and I hope you will join me for the ride again. I’ll probably be able to upload new pages once or twice a month so please bookmark this site or join me as a patron for additional updates. Also, since this is a brand new comic, I could use all your help spreading the word that it’s starting. ;)
Thanks again for all your love and support!