I'm getting hot in my seat! Now 60% of the illustrations for Chapter 9 are done and somewhere out there I can already see the finish line. I'm really happy with my work so far and that makes it double hard to NOT share too much with you before the release because I really want you to experience the artwork in the story and especially in the completed layout.
It's time for another milestone update! Today I've finished panel No. 52, which sets the progress mark at 40%. I'll try my best to come as close to the 50% mark as possible by the end of the week which marks the half time point of my production schedule. So far, production goes smoothly and I'm still optimistic that I can finish production by the end of August.
Today I've reached the first milestone of the Chapter 9 artwork production! A little bit over 20% is done now and it took me pretty much the time I expected it to take. If I'm able to keep up the pace, I will reach a new milestone every 12 workdays.
I'm still trying to figure out how the handle preview images of this chapter. I really don't want to spoil anything to anyone so I will have to be very careful with that.
Today I've finished the preliminary version of Chapter 9 of The Wormworld Saga. That's right, this time there's no kickstarter campaign or Christmas Special eating up my time. Production of Chapter 9 will begin on Monday! And I set myself an ambitious goal: I want to finish the production before the end of August. So, if everything goas according to my plan, you'll be reading Chapter 9 in less than 4 months. And the title of the new chapter is going to be:
Chapter 9 - The Dark Minions
Now you've got something to look forward to in the late Summer. If you're curious about the production, you'll get weekly production previews on The Wormworld Saga Patreon Page. From 1st June on you can also win original artwork when you become a patron of The Wormworld Saga!
I really enjoyed creating this chapter. Finally we're traveling again, right? And finally we've got what starts to feel like a decent party of adventurers. The story is moving towards the central climax, the turning point, everything gets shaken up. I don't want to say more about it, only that I hope you'll enjoy this latest installment of the Wormworld Saga!
You'll also notice some changes on the website. I've created a shiny new header but the more fundamental changes happened in the background. I've completely updated the website code which now makes it a LOT easier for me to manage the content although you will see nothing of this on the surface. What you WILL see though is that I have now moved the special content from the retired Wormworld Saga App, which later was featured in "The Attic" subscription area, right onto wormworldsaga.com. If you are a supporter on Patreon.com, you'll be able to login with your Patreon account and access everything.
I'll now leave you with the poster version of the new website header.
Getting ready for the launch of Chapter 8 took me a bit longer this time, especially because the new chapter will be released on a completely revamped version of the website. But now I'm ready to do the final layout work and next Sunday it's finally going to happen:
Chapter 8 will be launched on May 1st, at 9pm German time.
As always I've activated a countdown on the website so that you can easily find out at what time the release will happen in your timezone. I'm really looking forward to the release and I hope to see you around on Sunday!
Once again it's done - another chapter of the Wormworld Saga is completely illustrated!
As always, it feels weird to reach this point. But this time I don't have much time to think about the production that lies behind me because the production of Chapter 9 will start as soon as possible. The production budget is secured and I want to provide you Chapter 9 as soon as possible. When you read Chapter 8, you'll know why. :)
As for the release date, I can't commit to a fixed date just yet because the translations are still edited AND Chapter 8 will launch on a completely revamped website. I'm still working on it although the majority of tasks is already accomplished. Most of the adjustments won't be directly visible to the visitors of the website as they are "under the hood" and simply make my life easier when it comes to updating and maintaining the content. However, there's one major new feature of the upcoming website update that will add a whole new layer of content to wormworldsaga.com.
In my next update I'll announce the launch date of Chapter 8. Until then I'll leave you with the final preview image of this production:
The finish line is getting into sight! Today I've got 80% of Chapter 8 illustrated. Without further ado I'm presenting you the preview image of this milestone and go right back to painting. There's a chapter to finish! :)
This was a fast one! Milestone 3 took me exactly 3 weeks or 15 days to complete. The next two milestones should more or less fall into the same category so we should begin to mentally prepare for an April release of Chapter 8. Here's the preview image of milestone 3:
In other news: we've reached 100 patrons on Patreon and as a little gift I've created an original gouache painting that was given to one randomly picked patron:
A 25 minutes long commented timelapse recording of the creation of this painting is available to all my patron on Patreon.com!
And now I'm going to start work on the next milestone!