October 13, 2014
Hey, so True Colors recently got a shoutout on Center Lane by Izumi Ryu! So that was cool. Turns out Ben's got an Evil Computer Demon in his games? He can take 'im though.
Speaking of computer demons, my laptop has started shutting off without warning if I hold it the wrong way or put pressure on the keyboard area, sooooo I'm going to try to get it looked at in the near future once I can afford it. I had to redraw a panel 3 times last week and it was really frustrating, but I think I've gotten better at not setting it off, so hopefully it won't lead to any delays in the future.
Edit: No update this week unfortunately... my computer is working fine, but it's been a really busy week and I haven't had a chance to draw :( Next week TC should resume on schedule! Thanks for your patience!
September 25, 2014
What's that? An Interlude intro page isn't a real update? Hahaha you sound like someone who isn't moving this week. Aside from that, doing individual updates for chapter/interlude intros will give me some time to do some planning and work ahead, as well as keep people from missing them entirely.
Like I said, this Interlude will go a bit more into Iro's backstory... and yes, there will be Interludes for other characters too (as you might have guessed from the Map page). I'm excited about showing something a bit different from their first day at TrueU, so I hope you bear with me for this departure from the usual tone of the comic :) Be sure to let me know what you think!
October 2, 2014
Why hello there! Thanks for bearing with my relative inactivity the last couple of weeks... I'm all moved into my new place, and even though it looks like a box explosion happened throughout most of the rooms, at least everything is in one place. I've even got a nice little desk area now, so hopefully that will help me be more productive than working on the couch. But the couch is still in front of the TV, sooooo no promises.
Now for some actual comic pages! Complete with a bird, some feathers, a whole bunch of tiny children, and a school for ants.
September 18, 2014
And that's the end of the first chapter! Thanks for your patience, and thank you for reading! It honestly feels great to get to this point, and while it took me a couple of tries to get True Colors started, I think I've finally gotten the hang of sticking to a usually-weekly schedule. If you're liking it so far, please let me know, and please tell other people that you think would like it! I sincerely appreciate the kind words people have given me so far, and any feedback helps me to improve.
The next section of the story will be "Interlude: Iro", which will depart from the events of the current day and go a bit more into Iro's backstory and character (and a little of Kit's). I'm excited about it. :) The Interlude should be a little shorter than the length of Chapter 1. After that, we will return to your regularly scheduled freshman fun weekend in Chapter 2.
September 10, 2014
Unfortunately, between getting a new dog, getting a root canal, preparing for an upcoming move, and some other miscellaneous life things you probably don't care about, the next update (1-25) will go up NEXT Thursday, 9/18. I hate to pause one page before the end of Chapter One, but c'est la vie. It's in progress, I just wasn't able to get it done in time, and next week will be busy too so I figure I may as well consolidate my time.
The bright side to this is that I was anticipating having to take a break after Chapter One anyway in order to prepare/write/thumbnail for the next section of the story, and this pause will hopefully eliminate a need for that break by giving me some time to write. Buuuut, we'll see... moving is kind of a pain in the ass, and dental work is hella expensive, so I'll be playing the next few weeks by ear. I'll talk about the next section more once it's time.
August 23, 2014
Wow, it's been a while since I posted one of these! I'm just chugging along as always. Thank you to everyone who's commented on the comic so far, I really appreciate your feedback! Remember that you can also email me at email@example.com!
In a few weeks I'm hopefully going to be purchasing some ads to promote the comic! So that's something. There will likely be a banner ad appearing on here to help pay for it too, but nothing too obtrusive. I guess I need to start making some web ads... thanks, graphic design degree!
Also I tweaked the site design a little bit, I think I like this better. Check out the map page!
July 24, 2014
Sorry again for the lack of update last week, but thank you for your patience! We should be back on schedule now, and I've even gotten a little bit ahead, so hopefully there won't be as many delays in the future with this new update schedule. As I said before, updates will be on Thursdays from now on.
Additionally, a comment section is now available on each page! I'm hoping this isn't opening a can of worms (comment sections are the bane of the internet after all) but I'll be moderating them for anything too nasty, so fingers crossed that it goes well. I highly encourage you to let me know what you think! Comment on EVERY PAGE if you want to! If you do, then maybe I won't kill off your favorite character. :)
July 13, 2014
Hi everyone! Hope you're enjoying the comic so far... we're starting to get near the end of Chapter 1! Now that I've been at this for a little while longer and have a better feel for how much I can accomplish in a given amount of time, I've decided to tweak my update schedule. True Colors will continue to update weekly, but will be updating on Thursdays instead of Tuesdays. If I keep my current production routine the way it is (starting on Sunday), this should result in fewer times where I run out of time and post an unfinished page, because it seems silly to feel strained about adhering to a schedule that I have complete control over. As always, send any feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org!
Update: Due to it being my birthday week and not having a lot of time to work on it, there will be no update this week. Updates will resume next week. Thank you for your patience!
June 3, 2014
I think I'm starting to get into the swing of things production-wise, so hopefully the current pattern of on-time updates will continue! I'm also glad to finally have Ben in the comic, since we've pretty much just been chilling with Iro and Kit for the past several months. Now there's only one mysterious violet individual left to meet... at least as far as the 4 core main characters go. Not to say that the other characters are unimportant, because where would we be without Carlos and that one hitchhiker guy?
May 13, 2014
Wooo, actually done on schedule! We should be back on track now. Stay tuned for more.
Still working on getting a workable comments section, but I'll do that at some time that's not 12:30 am on a Tuesday when I have work in the morning. In the meantime, feel free to direct any feedback/comments/criticism to email@example.com. Seriously, I welcome it. Or reply on the Tumblr, Facebook, blah blah blah. I think you can figure it out.
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