Issue Two, Page Thirty-Eight

April 6, 2020 in Issue Two
Issue Two, Page Thirty-Eight
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MattSchofield 6th Apr 2020, 10:00 AM
MattSchofield
And... there you have it! The cliffhanger ending to Issue Two!

I'm relatively new to Comic Fury, and webcomicking in general, and I wanted to thank all of you who have subscribed, left comments and compliments, and shared the comic with friends and family. I'm SO encouraged by every page view, every comment, and every subscriber. Sincerely, thank you!

STEAMROLLER MAN SHALL RETURN!!
So, some information on what's next for this comic. As those of you who have been reading my comments on each page already know, this whole process has been an education for me. Rather than letting the speed at which I could complete a page dictate my posting schedule, I just arbitrarily decided at the beginning, "Yep, a page a week sounds good!" ...This was a mistake...

Without boring you with the history and reasons, I will simply say that going forward I've decided to move to a bi-weekly posting schedule - one page every two weeks. I usually work on my comic for an hour every day, and on average I seem to take about 10 hours to complete a page, so this new schedule seems to potentially be a better fit with my drawing pace.

Another lesson I learned was that I should have at least plotted out the entire issue before I started drawing pages!!
So I plan to do exactly that with the next issue.

This leads me to my next announcement - I'm taking a month-long hiatus before posting first page of the next chapter/issue in the hopes of accomplishing two goals: (a)getting the entire plot nailed down, page by page, which will hopefully help accomplish the goal of (b)drawing the pages a little faster which will help to build a buffer of completed pages.

That's the plan, anyhow. I sincerely hope all of you who have subscribed will stick around to find out how this story ends - I promise you it will be fun!!

In the meantime, you can follow the Steamroller Man Facebook page or my Instagram where I will be posting work-in-progress stuff and possibly some non-Steamroller Man art (I have to keep drawing something while I write, so I don't get rusty)!

Keep Rolling!

Sincerely,
Matt Schofield

Comments:

Mrremoraman 6th Apr 2020, 10:16 AM
Mrremoraman
Dang this looks beautiful! I love the effects on this page!


Hey man take the time you need! You work hard to produce these
MattSchofield 6th Apr 2020, 1:22 PM
MattSchofield
Thanks so much! As you could probably tell over the last few pages, I really enjoyed doing the lightning effects! I think I may have to come up with character with electrical powers for a future story!
daysofsuturepast 6th Apr 2020, 11:05 AM
daysofsuturepast
Awesome and giggle-worthy as usual! Take your time, we’ll still be here.
MattSchofield 6th Apr 2020, 1:23 PM
MattSchofield
Excellent, I love it when I can make people laugh! Thanks for the vote of confidence! I SHALL RETURN!
MK_Wizard 6th Apr 2020, 2:13 PM
MK_Wizard
He's ok, but he's hanging by a thread! Poor hero.
Miaubol 7th Apr 2020, 8:53 AM
Miaubol
Oh dear, the hero is yelling for help.. can't get a cliffhanger more perfect than that xD

Just love the composition of this page, it really shows- no, makes us feel the urgency of the situation!

Of course I'll stick around, this is epic, idea-wise, story-wise as well as art-wise. Take your well-deserved break :D
MattSchofield 7th Apr 2020, 3:59 PM
MattSchofield
Thanks Miaubol!
Marcel 7th Apr 2020, 12:20 PM
Marcel
Oh gosh! Has our hero run out of steam? Can Paige find the licorice whip? Can they avoid disaster? Tune in next month! Same flat time, same flat channel!
MattSchofield 7th Apr 2020, 3:58 PM
MattSchofield
Damn - maybe YOU should be writing this!
Pumpkinhead Pie 7th Apr 2020, 1:26 PM
Will Steamroller Man ever see print in the classic format? I mean a full color cover featuring a scantily clad woman who doesn't appear in the comic, a 75¢ sticker glued clumsily over the 35¢ printed on the cover, a page of ads asking for cash in the mail for junk like "xray glasses", and Charles Atlas bringing up the rear.
MattSchofield 7th Apr 2020, 4:05 PM
MattSchofield
Yes, I do want to print it! The whole coronavirus thing has put a bit of a crimp in those plans, but hopefully once things return to normal I can move forward with it.
ebarie 8th Apr 2020, 4:59 PM
ebarie
This whole page is great. I really like the way you rendered the hair. Nice texture. Great job all around.
MattSchofield 9th Apr 2020, 11:47 PM
MattSchofield
Thanks very much! The hair took a couple of tries to get right!
Panda Cop 9th Apr 2020, 11:19 AM
Panda Cop
Love the silly writing.

Was "paige turn" also intentional?

Your really crammed a lot in there.

Love the junk/rubble drawing
MattSchofield 9th Apr 2020, 11:48 PM
MattSchofield
Thanks Panda Cop! Yep, "Paige turn" was completely intentional. Glad you liked the trashed technology! I always have fun drawing rubble and stuff!
Panda Cop 11th Apr 2020, 1:51 PM
Panda Cop
When i finish kung fu grandma 2 i am planning to make another round of cosmic warriors battle arena.

Would you like steam roller man featured?

http://cosmicwarriors.thecomicseries.com/comics/first/
skowog 23rd Nov 2020, 9:11 PM
I love it, subscribed on Insta and Facebook! Can totally relate to making ambitious plans at the start and then being smacked by reality! Looking forward to more!
MattSchofield 24th Nov 2020, 6:15 AM
MattSchofield
Thank you, I truly appreciate it! Thanks for following on the socials too!