Welcome back for another spine tingling Shiver Bureau update.
First off, let me just say I am now an honest man. Yep, that’s right, I’m married! The deed was done back in October and it was and is awesome! Here my wonderful wife and I try to mimic the smiles on our cake toppers. I actually made those cake toppers myself.
Actually they are one of the many reasons I am behind schedule now. I never worked with clay before, so I did several learning/failed attempts. I am really happy how they came out though and glad we have something original we can keep forever, but holy cow they took me forever!
The other general wedding prep was a lot more time consuming then I thought. Well worth all the effort though. Of course then we came back home to a slew of house fixing, I won’t bore you with the details, but it ate up a fair bit of time and money.
But fear not, I am not too far behind schedule and I am about to start my holiday vacation which will last almost 3 weeks. It is going to be awesome. I will be drawing a lot during that time. Though there is a caveat…my entire family is coming into town for 2 weeks of that, but they will just have to be happy with watching me draw
Now for the progress…
I have finished penciling up to chapter 6. Just one more chapter to go! That’s right, just another short 20 pages and I will be done penciling. That’s the hard part. Inking will take a little time because I am sure I will redraw some stuff, but it should be much quicker then pencils. Then it is just colors and letters and that should fly.
So we are getting close, just another 4 months and the story continues!
Hello once again from the Operation Update HQ. I will try to get in a new update every month if there is something fun to report and show off some pages.
This month has a lot of news. Let’s start with the status of Shiver Bureau. The pencils for chapter 3 are completely finished and I am about half way through chapter 4. There are 7 chapters. I am on track to finish penciling all chapters before the end of the year. Which means the relaunch of SB will be around March of next year. I am getting married in October, but I’ve planned accordingly so it shouldn’t affect the timeline. I’ve had a really good pace and I’ve been penciling much quicker then I expected, so if I finish sooner, I will post sooner. I know it sucks for you guys to have to wait for me to finish the entire book before I post, but if it is any incentive I am having way more fun and enjoying the process much more. I think it will show in the finished product. Here is Chapter 3, page 1 in finished pencils.
In Webcomic news, I ran across this comic call All Night. If you dig the genre of Shiver Bureau, you will dig All Night. I think Pickle and All Night’s main character, Clarence, would make a cool team-up. I like the comic so much, I had to draw a quick SB/AN piece.
And finally some SB fan art. I can’t tell you how much this makes me feel like a slacker and lights a fire under my behind. SB has been off air for since the start of this year and I still get messages, donations, and now Arts from people who still support SB. That is really just too awesome. The creator of these pieces is Timmy and I can’t thank him enough. I also like the artistic choices he made with the characters to make them his own. Looks like the piece is from an alternate dimension where Pickle never had a run in with an elephant. If anyone gets that reference I will draw a single character digital sketch for the first person to post in the comments. Check out Timmy’s webcomic Streets of Galsha.
I think that is it for round. Next time I post I will be a married man.
Greats news! I’ve finished writing/roughing out Shiver Bureau. The first story ‘Welcome to London’ anyways.
In total it will be 149 pages (though I am sure I will do some edits before I am done) and 7 chapters. 44 pages are already posted online. So that means I have 105 still to finish.
I had a really great time thumbnailing the pages as I wrote. It is very organic and immediate.
Of course now it’s the hard part. I have to do some real drawing and make these pages pretty. Just to show you how much more work I have left, here are the first 4 pages of chapter 3 in the rough form.
But the story is done and I had a crap ton of fun writing it. Wish me and my hand luck with the pencils!
I’ve been making a little more progress into Shiver Bureau. I was meandering for a bit because I didn’t really have a goal. So I’ve set myself a deadline of posting new pages before MegaCon2014. So I set a schedule to have all the chapters drawn and 1 chapter lettered/colored by March 21st, 2014.
So there you have it, an official date for the restart of SB…now to stick to schedule…I’m already a day behind!
In the meantime I leave you with this commission piece that someone was kind enough to request. I am really happy with out it turned out and was sad to see it go.
And for you process junkies
I’ve been chugging along ever so slowly on Shiver Bureau. I finally finished thumbs for chapter 3. Honestly I wish I was further along, but life has other plans.
But look I brought a gift. A Shiver Bureau wallpaper in the style of Adventure Time. I am a new fan of AT. Everyone seemed to be watching it, so I figured I should give it a shot. Love the off the wall humor. Marceline is great!
And an updated progress bar…hopefully the next update will be completed thumbnails.
Keep looking under the bed…