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The end of an era (of hiatus)

posted Mar 14, 2015, 5:26 PM by Jacob Evans   [ updated Mar 14, 2015, 5:40 PM ]
Hey folks!

Damn it's good to be back. Okay, I know it's been a while since we posted anything, but this time there's a good reason, beyond the usual life-stuff. No, this time, I've been building up a buffer. My goal for the next year is bimonthly updates (every two weeks right? I can probably manage that), and I think I've got some stuff you're going to like. What kind of stuff? Stories! Comics that aren't about videogames! (I know, I looked it up and we can actually do that. Who knew?) We might even get an update to the tutorials!

So CFTI tends to be a little eclectic as far as actual content goes, reflecting the interests and ongoing projects of the people who work on it, (Except when it was just a webcomic, I guess) but my goal is to lean it towards fiction and comics (writing and art, my two main hobbies). I've spent the last few years working on a scifi story involving the postapocalypse, virtual reality, ARGs and a sort of cyberpunk WW1. If that sounds interesting, then buckle up because we're going to have lots of updates from that. This story is actually part of why I'm bringing the site back, but more on that in a minute.

Up next, a pair of comic series I've been working on. They're stories I don't take quite as seriously, and which lend themselves to a visual media (But the cheap-to-produce kind, with static images drawn by one guy). I'm gonna level with you, these'll update kinda infrequently -- I'll go into detail on my messed-up, non-optimal process next comic update, but let's just say there's a lot of drawing, scanning, painting, and text-adding, and three different art programs have managed to get involved.

The story (I'm just calling it 'Activation' at the moment) is very much a work in progress and will probably change some over the next however long it takes me to write it. Edits will be made to earlier sections, and the site will probably be updated. Lest I be accused of 'Lucasing' the project or anything like that, I will try to keep some sort of archive of each version I put up, but my goal here is to get feedback and input, and to further polish the thing, so it's probably not gonna stay static the way a webcomic would, where you can see the evolution of the art or anything like that. Sorry. For what it's worth, the comics definitely will, so feel free to ogle the terrible early art as much as you like on the off chance I'll add better ones down the line.

So that's it for now, thanks for reading, and just to prove there really is some new content, here's the first of one of the new comics!


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