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  • Writer's pictureChris Buckingham

Learning Stuff Lane - Project Update - Feb 2021

A huge thanks to everyone who's found their way to the lane over the last couple of months. What was an ad-hoc project update will now be curated as an ongoing blog. These updates will be short summaries of progress in the ongoing development of this little indie project. Recent updates include:


4 of the 6 issues are now drafted and in a second stage of revision. The remaining 2 issues are close to first draft. It won't be long till I start boarding and creating Issue #1, a process that'll take a while because I want to nail the visual language and presentation of the series - everything from fonts and panel sizes to front and back pages. Once getting to the nitty gritty it'll start to become obvious where the missing pieces are - things like location art revision, script tightening, fleshing out a reference for character poses and expressions, etc.

I've put some time into figuring the timelines and challenges when releasing the series, but more on that later. And, you'll notice a stronger online presence as I drip feed stuff onto the web.


- Design Sessions: Every week new 1 min time-lapse recordings will be posted starting with (and mostly being of) character designs. I've created most of the characters for the first 6 issues already so please shout out if you'd like to see me tackle a particular design, whether it's - animal, monster, alien, plant, object, robot or other. I was thinking about doing a series of 'Do It in Your Style' challenges at some point, eg. you tell me to do 'Darth Vader in the LSL Style', or something like that.

- Character Design Drafts: While not every character is necessarily finished, I figured it'd be nice to show some of the 200+ character designs already in the works. Please send thoughts and feedback, would love to hear it. Anything from, 'don't like it' to 'it would look cool if...' and everything in between.


This is a big one. The first blog post on the spin-off project explains why it exists and what the intention is for the digital board game. Weekly posts incoming. It'll make sense soon, and no, it's not a wild distraction from the core comic - I'm using it as a constructive way to procrastinate when I need a breather from the comic.

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