Issue Three, Page Eleven

May 10, 2023 in Issue Three
Issue Three, Page Eleven
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Author Notes:

MattSchofield 10th May 2023, 12:00 PM
To say that this page was a struggle to complete is an understatement! I really lost my momentum due to a combination of exhaustion, depression, and a lot of “real life” stuff that had to be tended to, all of which left me feeling less motivation to work on the comic, and a lot of indecision and doubt in my own abilities when I did start working on it again.

I found it ironic and a little spooky that I lost my artistic momentum on a page that features Steamroller Man also losing his forward momentum! It triggered a definite “light bulb” moment and made me realize that if Steamroller Man has a vulnerability, or an underlying greatest fear, it’s losing his ability to move forward.

I think I drew four or five layouts for this page before settling on this one, and even now I look at it and wonder if there was another layout solution that would have worked better. Self-doubt and uncertainty - ah, the life of an artist! In the end, I think it tells the story and I’m happy with how it looks, so that means it’s ready to publish.

In other news, I’ve started setting up a page for my Kickstarter campaign to print the first issue, and it has been difficult to balance doing that with actually working on this page. If you’d like to be notified when the Kickstarter launches, please join my mailing list at this link!

Also, I’ve taken down my Redbubble store due to changes in their policies, and set up a Spreadshop store! I’ve got three Steamroller Man designs up there at the moment, which you can put on t-shirts and stuff.

Find links to follow me at my Linktree page.

Thank you for your patience, and thanks for reading!


MK_Wizard 10th May 2023, 12:14 PM
Poor Steamroller Man. That's so embarrassing.
MattSchofield 10th May 2023, 2:57 PM
Haha, I love this comment, thanks MK!
TheHiddenElephant 10th May 2023, 12:36 PM
Uh, well, time for a new plan, I guess.
MattSchofield 10th May 2023, 2:59 PM
WynautWarrior 10th May 2023, 12:43 PM
In.... whatever part of the world this is..... Marshmallow eats you.
MattSchofield 10th May 2023, 2:58 PM
Peter Wulfdane 10th May 2023, 12:58 PM
Peter Wulfdane
Okay, I did NOT see that coming....! Now I'm sitting here tryna figure out what a marshmallow eating you would feel like...I'm getting the idea that it would be similar to getting buried in pillows :) Come to think of it, that might be the very best way to immobilize SM, since he could smash through anything hard, but something as soft as a marshmallow would not give him enough resistance to break through...hmm. This is gonna be interesting!

Gotta say, it's a small detail but I really love the way the text transitions from his catchphrase to the sound of the M.A.R.S.H.M.A.L.L.O.W. gobbling him him up XD
MattSchofield 10th May 2023, 3:05 PM
I think I sat with this idea for so long I started to think it would be obvious what was going to happen, so I'm glad it surprised you!

You are on my wavelength in terms of Steamroller Man's lack of effectiveness against something soft and pliable like marshmallow! That was the intent, to have his forward momentum diffused and absorbed, nullifying his power!

Also, yay - the text transition was one of the things that took a while to get working in a way that I liked, so I'm glad it hit the mark for you!
area5.1 10th May 2023, 1:31 PM
Looks like he's gonna lose this fight,... s'mores the pity! (sorry)
MattSchofield 10th May 2023, 3:06 PM


area5.1 11th May 2023, 8:35 AM
I'll get my coat!
Vicious E 10th May 2023, 5:20 PM
Vicious E
Good show.
FireballDragon 11th May 2023, 6:00 AM
God damn it, this comic needs to be made into an animated series ASAP.
MattSchofield 11th May 2023, 7:43 AM
Thanks for the vote of confidence!
Marcel 11th May 2023, 1:03 PM
Getting bitten by Marshmallow Man must be like being gummed to death!