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Re: EC/MC/DC General Discussion

Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 7:04 am
by vampire hunter D
Just a thought, but considering how the main storyline of MC concluded, are Jaqui and Cerise still considered MC characters? Or the back in the EC stable now?

Re: EC/MC/DC General Discussion

Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 3:21 pm
by wiseguy
guessing they are "like Amber and Dill" who are SDB but from time to time appear in Ma3

main forte is MC because they and Mel are the Magic chicks (it is not titled Artemis Academy) but they might appear from time to time in EC

Re: EC/MC/DC General Discussion

Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2016 2:50 pm
by JTheCreator
So I read the strip up to now. Is it just me or am I the only fan of how Chloe looked in EC? I actually didn't even notice she was the same person for awhile. In the cover art it's a little more obvious, but in the strip she looks completely different. Wondering if it's due to age or the artist.

Re: EC/MC/DC General Discussion

Posted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 4:03 am
by wiseguy
both? while in the succobi realm, she aged a few years

when she left EC, she was about Nina's age

now she is about Laylas's age

Re: EC/MC/DC General Discussion

Posted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 1:11 pm
by JTheCreator
I just think the cover art is a better portrayal. I think they changed artists once or twice.

Re: EC/MC/DC General Discussion

Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 8:22 pm
by Gotoh
wiseguy wrote:both? while in the succobi realm, she aged a few years

when she left EC, she was about Nina's age

now she is about Laylas's age
Chloe said time flows differently in Tartarus, but she never specified how long it'd been for her (unless that's mentioned somewhere in the print edition). For all we know, she could technically be an adult now.

It's kinda like when Steph got abducted by the mothmen. For Katie and Leonard, she'd only been missing for a few months. But for Steph, she'd been away long enough to bear an entire brood of mothman larva - even though she hadn't aged (physically) beyond when they last saw her.

Re: EC/MC/DC General Discussion

Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 5:11 pm
by Zippy
Gotoh wrote:Chloe said time flows differently in Tartarus, but she never specified how long it'd been for her (unless that's mentioned somewhere in the print edition). For all we know, she could technically be an adult now.
She said she was now "about Teddy's age" in Chapter 4, with the caveat that she wasn't entirely sure. So a couple of years or so.

Chapter 11 messed it up though, since it implied she this was her second Valentine's Day breakup competition. About the only way that works is if you assume the previous one was while her younger self was still at CH, and time didn't just run faster in hell, it got tied completely in knots relative to the overworld...

Re: EC/MC/DC General Discussion

Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 7:34 pm
by Gotoh
@Zippy: It's been so long since I last read DC, that I'd forgotten she said that. In that case, the Steph analogy is way off.

Re: EC/MC/DC General Discussion

Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 12:45 pm
by tau neutrino
Gotoh wrote:
wiseguy wrote:both? while in the succobi realm, she aged a few years

when she left EC, she was about Nina's age

now she is about Laylas's age
Chloe said time flows differently in Tartarus, but she never specified how long it'd been for her (unless that's mentioned somewhere in the print edition). For all we know, she could technically be an adult now.

It's kinda like when Steph got abducted by the mothmen. For Katie and Leonard, she'd only been missing for a few months. But for Steph, she'd been away long enough to bear an entire brood of mothman larva - even though she hadn't aged (physically) beyond when they last saw her.
For that one, Katie and Leonard had time-traveled to the 27th century (Mothworld had a portal into the regular universe at that time period, so it looks like time flowed regularly there.) That makes Steph's comment about resisting for so long troubling.

Re: EC/MC/DC General Discussion

Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:24 pm
by tau neutrino
Giz's latest Facebook post about the future of the Pixietrix properties. Would people be interested in funding by Patreon?
This is a bit of a long answer to a question but some might be interested...
"My next question is more of a statement really. I want to say that while I'm sad at the thought of Ma3 ending, I've enjoyed the ride since the start, and I can respect any reasons for ending it. That being said, I'm curious as to what is going to happen after that. Are you going to leave the webcomic scene for awhile and focus on other things? Are you going to return to some of the other projects you've put on the backburner? (Eerie Cuties, SDB, ect) Or are you going to start something entirely new? Can you give us some ideas? Thanks"
Right now, my plan is to end Ma3 (Menage a 3) with volume 10 and SDB (Sticky Dilly Buns) with a thicker volume 2. Volume 9 of Ma3 is in the can and a Kickstarter for that will go up in March/April 2018 (with vol 3 of SOTR (Sandra On The Rocks), which might end up being the last volume of SOTR). This coming January, I plan on dropping Ma3 to 2 updates a week and update SDB 1 a week. I seem to be able to handle 3 updates a week while still doing other outside work. That will bring the completion of volume 10 of Ma3 and volume 2 of SDB around January 2019. We'll do another Kickstarter at that point, which will include DC (Dangerously Chloe) vol 3 (which will more than likely be the last volume of DC.) So yeah, around January 2019 (14-15 months from now,) all Pixie Trix series that are running now will have ended.
I can't speak for everyone at Pixie Trix but I assume everyone is planning for what's next. Ad money is in the shitter, and it's not just us. Everyone is feeling it. I'm still unsure as to where webcomics are going at this point. I'm impressed by Webtoons, so you might see some of us go there with new projects. Again, still unsure here. It's something we'll be discussing in 2018. More than likely, we'll keep doing Pixie Trix related mini series or what not that we think people will be interested in. How we fund these is to be determined.
People who think I'm making the big bucks 'cause I did some gigs at Archie/IDW/Dynamite are sadly mistaken. Most people in comics aren't making the big bucks. I laugh when I hear someone say "oh, she works for Archie, she's fine." They don't seem to realize that I'm freelance. I get a gig there maybe every 2 years, and it's like 20 pages worth... so that's like a month salary at best. Try living 24 months on that. And the same goes for IDW/Dynamite, etc. Just 'cause an artist is working for a publisher, it means nothing. For a freelancer to survive, gigs need to show up on a monthly basis. They rarely do.
Webcomics have been good to me. I'm one of the lucky ones who has been able to make an okay living off of it for years. With that said, it's not what it was. Me accepting gigs outside of webcomics clearly shows that. It's probably a good thing for me though as I'll be able to explore and try new things, like the upcoming Exorsisters series I'm doing with Ian Boothby. I'm very excited about that.
So yeah... Ma3 (and other Pixie Trix series) might be ending soon, but I'm not done with comics. I'm one of the crazy ones who keeps doing them for whatever reason! ;)
EDIT: I just want to add here that we're not ending Ma3 because of money reasons. It was always planned to be about 10 (or 12 max) volumes long. I'm also aware of Patreon, and may go that route in the future, but it's not something I'm considering for MA3 right now. Basically, it wouldn't make me change my mind here. Other Pixie Trix properties however ARE ending because of the money situation with ads, but again, like I said above, if said people decide to continue it by finding ways to fund it, I won't stop them.

Re: EC/MC/DC General Discussion

Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 1:14 am
by vampire hunter D
So, are they not going to do any more EC/MC shorts?

Re: EC/MC/DC General Discussion

Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:38 am
by FuzzyFace
I'm contributing to several webcomics via Patreon. I think it can be a viable model, but it depends on the comic, and I don't know how to predict the response. I suspect that the only way to know is to try it, with the understanding that the comic cannot continue unless donations reach some reasonable threshold.

Re: EC/MC/DC General Discussion

Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:35 pm
by tau neutrino
vampire hunter D wrote:
Sat Nov 04, 2017 1:14 am
So, are they not going to do any more EC/MC shorts?
They'll probably have some as stretch goals in the last Kickstarter.

Re: EC/MC/DC General Discussion

Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:07 pm
by tau neutrino

Re: EC/MC/DC General Discussion

Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:01 am
by Gotoh
Well, another year has come and gone. Here's hoping towards a better one.

Happy New Year (2018)!! :YMPEACE: