HOLY SHIT IT IS DONE AND ON TIME
Update: It may take a few days, but I will be converting this thing into a .pdf file, and possibly a .cbr as well. Included in those files will be updated, fixed and generally better pages, so keep an eye out!
Update 2: You can now download the whole book here.
Hey, now you can JUMP TO THE NEWEST PAGES!
To make things easier, I’ll be posting pages here as I can. I’ll put up a little update notice [updates are posted on twitter. Follow me @ mchenrykeith], but this is the place to see the actual images. Take that.
I have only 15 14 days left to move my shit up a goddamn mountain. I’m 5 1/2 6 1/3 pages behind schedule, but that’s okay. This morning, I was 10 1/2 7 1/2 pages behind. My thinky bits are leaking out of my headbones, and I think I might have a concussion. Update: Yeah! My headmeats are feeling better! Still leaky, but better! I STILL HAVE 11 PAGES TO CREATE BY MIDNIGHT NOVEMBER 30.
I am currently I DON’T EVEN KNOW ANYMORE pages behind goal.
Update: Due to people complimenting my drawing, I have to remind folks that I am not drawing these images. They are, with a few exceptions, public domain and creative commons photos that I am manipulating with GIMP and Inkscape on my ancient iBook G4. Flikr user solarnu has graciously allowed me to use some copyrighted images for Warren. So check his stuff out, it’s really good.
The cover. The image here is the first ever photo of Terra from Luna.
Page 1. The speech President Obama is giving is quoted from comments made on April 15th, 2010 at the Kennedy Space Center.
Page 2. First appearance of Warren’s backside! Quotes are from the same speech. Full text can be found here.
Page 4. I had a lot of fun arranging this page. Rockets are just cool.
Page 5. The first time we see Warren’s face. Panel 5 makes me smile. I’m going to set it as my desktop, I think.
Page 6. Which really should have been called “The Page That Kicked My Ass All Fucking Day.” Panel 3 took longer than any two other pages combined.
Page 7. Getting the face onto the body in panel 1 took a long time. Not as long as panel 5, of which I am super proud of.
Page 8. I like cityscapes. Can you tell? Also, the first appearance of the enigmatic (and pissed off) Pam.
Page 9. Spoofing a Kickstarter page is hard. Most of the details were wiped out modding the image. Oh, well.
Page 10. Woo hoo! Double digits! Ever done something while you were drunk and it turned out to be awesome and terrifying? Warren did. Update:
I noticed a mistake in panel 4. Rob’s dialogue should read “my NAME is on this!” Fix will come tomorrow. Should be fixed now.
Page 11. This is the first time Warren seems to have any doubts. It adds depth, I hope. I also really love the image of Rob. It was surprisingly easy to do. Warren, of course, kicked my ass. Update: I reworked Rob’s face to be more angry and less…enamored.
Page 12. Recycled earlier images. Sad, but necessary. I am not an artist, I am a writer. This art shit is kicking my ass. The diagram is in German, but many early rocket scientists were German, so that’s okay.
Page 13. More boring explanation. And a Frisky Dingo reference. And Rob is finally on board. I personally think that the favor economy is wonderful, and more people should use it. I may rework the dialogue in the last panel to flow more easily on the eye later, but my laundry is just about done.
Page 14. Hella easy to lay out. Intentionally misspelling things was much harder. Oh, Pam, sometimes you have to take charge…
Page 15. Sorry for the late, late posting. This was done a few days ago, but technology has been hating me. I hope the page mirroring works.
Page 17. What could it be? And is translunar.com registered already?
Page 18. Wherein we meet Mr. Albert…
Page 19. The last panel really was fun…
Page 20. Writing one side of a conversation is harder than it looks.
Page 21. I wanted to make her issues as vague as possible to encourage speculation. My partner confirmed that it was working on Thanksgiving morning. For that, I gave some extra thanks.
Page 22. Holy crap, Pam and Warren finally meet face to face. I expected no less…
Page 23. She’s a smart girl, after all.
Page 24. The half way point. Also, the point where the fantasy starts becoming reality.
Page 25. A splash of color. It shows there really is no going back at this point…
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Page 48. Which reminds me, I need to update the copyright shit on page 1.