Hey We’re back from Otakon and I’m trying to fix the site. All the images and comics are still here, they’re just not showing up. More soon… Apologies for the delay… – Anii
Hey all. Rather upsetting news- at 6am this morning Honey & the Whirlwind experienced a server error.I was told to delete comic press and reintall.. and what happens?! All the comics are missing. Tim was trying to uplod a really amazing picture of Abby and Oliver. He’ll post it later today so some good will come of that.
I’m trying to recover all of Tim’s comics, but we might have to start from scratch. Never fear, we have all the comics. More info ASAP.
Apologies for the inconvenience.
I just wrote a bunch of stuff to you guys in the comments from last weeks journal, but really quick; how would everyone feel about short story length arcs, updated section by section with illustrations after the arc is completed, but then once the last page is posted, it would go up as a pdf which would cost $.99? I may even include extra stuff in the pdf. I’m constantly torn between my belief that stories should be free and my painful desire to eat, so this way, I could give you guys some extra stuff in addition to putting it up for free? I’m also looking into putting the completed stories up on the nook. Thoughts?
Thanks everybody for all of the incredible feedback, you guys are simply the best. I know it’s difficult as a comic reader, as I am one myself, when major changes arise, but you guys are not only super supportive but also extremely helpful and understanding.
That being said, i think I’m at a point where I have enough of what I want to do ready that I can begin writing again! The story is going to be almost completely different, but also so similar that at times I wonder how it is possible to change something so much without changing it at all. For instance, I found a really cool way to keep Divi around, though her character is different, because most of what she was is put into Abby. I really think you guys are going to love it. Even though change is scary, mostly because I realize I hadn’t even really explained a whole lot yet (the story was way bigger in my head! ).
(Sorry I was typing this on my phone when it cut out on me, I will now continue from an actual computer). I think the best way for me to start this story, and the fastest way to make it available, is to do it as a novel, which was my original intent. That way I can take my time with the comic aspect, polishing up the script etc., but the problem is I really want you guys to read it before all of that. Here’s what I’m thinking (though this might change because I had the idea at like 5am); I will begin writing the story, and since it will be in segments, I can probably finish a good chunk at a time. I will then be able to put chapters up online for you guys, hopefully accompanied by illustrations. If anyone would be interested in the illustration aspect, how it would work is that I would have the chapters finished ahead of time, so I would be able to ask around for art to accompany what I wrote. Not a comic, I know, but I’m hoping it would be enough to keep the site going with you guys.
Again, just a thought, and once it’s complete, I can get a printed book with all of the illustrations. Hope to hear some feedback! This is a huge maybe right now, but my main priority is giving you guys access to the entire project.
Okay, and now off to work.
So I’m going to be using this site to gather feedback about my story, my characters, and H&tW in general. As most of you know, I am currently working on revamping the entire series, streamlining it if you will. To briefly explain why to those who missed the last post, it was too ambitious of me to assume I could simply include every little element of story telling that popped into my head as I went along, the whole while saying “I’ll find a way to tie it all together”. There is that, my loss of control over who the characters are, and my regrets for where the story started in the first place.
I promise all of you that this project will be completed. I plan to have a completed story, possibly a novel (or series of novels) which will then become a graphic novel. Additionally my goal is to create a story that can be told though prose as well as by comic, with one shots for both. This, obviously, is MORE ambitious than my previous attempt, but I have two things to help me through it.
One: I know what I’m doing now. The last run literally had my flying by the seat of my pants. This will be better, I promise.
Two: You guys. When I started this, I was more or less alone on it. Now I have you guys to bounce things off of, to help me through it, and to give me feed back.
That being said, I was hoping you guys could tell me what your feelings were about Oliver. I’ve put so much thought into reorganizing Abby that I put off Oliver’s character to be the last thing I thought about. What do you think about him, what do you think drives him, what makes him tick. What do you like/not like about him? Obviously some of these I know my answers to, but that’s not always what come out on the page. I want to hear your thoughts!