August 5, 2018 // No Comments
The Gravston Report – 05/08/2018
Once again it has been a while since I did a blog post here, and for that I apologise. I have a hard time keeping track of things like this but I will try and do better going forward. That said, there’s a few things I need to go over and make you guys aware of, so let’s jump right in.
Old Chapter Updates
Recently I – in one of my whimiest of whims – decided I wanted to update the Gravston logo and the fonts I use. I did this for a variety of reasons, central of which was the issue of fonts I was using being unclear in terms of their applicability for commercial use. I was also just tired of the free fonts I was using, and decided to switch over to some very nice fonts I paid for.
Problem is now I have to update all the old chapters to reflect those changes. The actual physical work is done, I will now just be updating the pages on Gravston.com, Smackjeeves and Webtoons over the next month or so. Shouldn’t be too much of a disruption and it gave me a chance to fix some errors here and there, as well as improve readability on Chapter 2.
Hope you enjoy the new logo, I personally love it.
Chapter 1 Remake
Sooooo, yikes, okay, let’s do this.
I love the current version of Gravston. I love it far more than I do the original version and I get excited to work on it every time. That said, there is one blight on the whole project that I cannot look at and say is up to my standards; the very first chapter.
Which is kind of a problem when you’re trying to attract new readers.
What’s wrong with it? Largely, looking back, I rushed it rather than sitting down and really considering it. It’s too short, operates far too much on assuming you’ve read the first version of Gravston and does very little to establish the world and setting. I’ve had two years to muse over it and in the past few months, those musings have ramped up into me just putting together a new Chapter 1 idea in my head.
As such, I will be replacing Chapter 1 with a new version in the near future. It’ll be longer (between 40-60 pages, much like the first chapter of a lot of manga) and will do more to establish the new setting. It’ll contain pretty much the same story, but with more of a prologue and introduction. I began scripting today, and I’m already proud of what’s come out.
I understand the fear that can come with this. The ol’ redo cycle. Let me be clear – I AM 100% NOT REDOING ANYTHING AFTER THIS. The Forbidden Lovers arc has really allowed me to find my feet writing wise and I am very excited for the next arc.
I just want to be proud of all of it.
Plus I’ll hire someone to sit on me if I try and redo anything else.
Chapter Release Schedule
The past few Chapters have had a sliding schedule for release, and I want to put an end to that. One of the issues being that the release dates have always been kept to myself, which means if they need to change… well then I can change them with no worries.
As such I am right now going to post release dates for the next three Chapters that I 100% intend to stick to.
Chapter 1 Remake – 16/9
Chapter 21 – 14/10
Chapter 22 – 5/11
If I fail to meet these deadlines then I will have to do some sort of punishment game.
Feel free to suggest ideas for punishment games in the comments. (Be reasonable, nothing actually dangerous XD)
Character Popularity Poll Image
Months back I did a character popularity poll, which sadly I have yet to produce the image for to announce the winner. As above, I plan on doing this in the near future and will give you a date that if you do not see the image… punishment game.
Character Popularity Poll Winner – 21/9
That’s everything. I hope you’re all doing well and are enjoying the current chapter. Thank you for your continuing support and hopefully content will come out quicker in the future.
Or I’m at your mercy.
Oh god what have I committed to…