Greetings! Another quiet week on the social channels while I settle into the new day job, though I am glad to report I have had no further incidents regarding illness or the like.
This time on Lyrae, an effort has been made to try and be a bit more dynamic with scene composition. Some astute viewers may have noticed a trend towards what is often referred to as “floating head syndrome” which has a nasty habit of infecting dialogue heavy scenes.
Expect some more creativity in character poses, action and viewing angles as the team deal with some inconvenient structural issues going forward.
Greetings! Been a quiet couple of weeks due to starting a new day job and a slight bout of ill health just beforehand, but LYRAE is back with the usual fortnightly pages!
Carr Darrow continues to insist to Mel that the very bulky equipment strewn across what passes as his lab is actually vitally important to the Bastion. The Executive isn’t immediately swayed, but the scientist insists that High Command would want his research saved.
And Mel wouldn’t want to disappoint High Command, right?
Greetings! This time on LYRAE, Mel must secure the Archer building and hold out until Trench can arrange a rescue for her team.
Not all the crew are too happy with plan, however. Laika continues to question Mel’s authority, while scientist Carr Darrow appears to have some confusion concerning the team’s goals.
On a side note, if you would allow me a moment of self indulgence, I do really like the transition above from the Archer’s command level back to the labs. Playing around with panel formats like that is really fun.
Greetings! This time on LYRAE, Mel is still bickering with the scientist, Carr Darrow. While she does, we catch up with Singh, who has been conspicuosly absent from this chapter after her close call back in Chapter 2.
Rest assured that she is fine. All things considered.
While Mel continues her impromtu interrogation, Singh is having her shrapnel wounds tended to by their new ally, Kel. However the Archer labs are somewhat lacking in proper medical supplies to handle such injuries. Thankfully, Kel has something that might just help out,
Greetings! Today on Lyrae, Mel’s new companions try to explain the situation surrounding the Archer laboratories and Darrow, a known pirate rebel of whom Mel does not remember fondly.
The explanation does little to help Mel’s mood as she storms into the curiously purple lit work spaces of the Archer.
Finally, to follow on the last update with regards to the website layout, all pages of Lyrae are now consolidated into a scrolling format within their respective chapters. I have been tweaking the exact set up here and there to try and optimise loading times, but the end result should be a far smoother reading experience.
Greetings! Today, Chapter 4 starts with Mel being annoyed at someone. This is actually somewhat normal for Mel. This time though, hearing Laika namedrop Darrow – whoever they are – at the end of Chapter 2 has left her rather more displeased than usual.
Rather violently displeased.
It’s sadly a bit of a messy update this week due to a surprise bout of illness. I intended to do a cleanup of the website’s interface to coincide with the new chapter but evidently that hasn’t quite happened. Not in full, anyway.
As part of the rework, Chapter 4 is now entirely contained on a single page stacked scrolling format. Each update hereafter will update that page rather than adding a new one.
The intention is to convert the entirety of the comic to a similar format, though each chapter will still have its own page to try and avoid exploding anyone’s bandwidth with a million images loading at once.
This conversion will likely take a while to complete between making sure I don’t break any vital links, working at the day job, and generally staying on top of actually writing more of this comic. When it is done, however, the site will hopefully be a little nicer to navigate.
Greetings! With Chapter 3: Heatwave now complete, it is time for another between-chapter interlude page!
I quite enjoyed making January late last year when travel plans prevented work on the comic proper. It made a nice change of pace to experiment a bit with a different artstyle and work with different limitations.
This time, June has a bit more colour in it, bringing it closer to the usual style. However colours have been kept blurrier and messier than usual to indicate that, like January, this page is also a flashback.
This glimpse back in time is far more recent than in the last interlude. Rather than a brief glimpse all the way back to The Bastion’s founding, today’s page looks at a character we already know from the main comic…
Lyrae will continue as usual with Chapter 4: The Exchange starting on Sunday 3rd July!