The Chronicles of Ademar

The Chronicles of Ademar FAQ

August 28th, 2008

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How often is this site updated?
A: This site will be updated every Monday afternoon at varying times of day. Check back to see the new content for each week.

Q: Is the comic going to be published online?
A: No. Well… not entirely, anyway. There will be occasional preview panels and storyline bits published in posts as the publishing dates draw nearer — and perhaps a page or two, depending on the content — but there will never be any full issues posted online. The book can be read only in printed format, purchased as individual issues once they are released.

Q: How often are the issues published?
A: I’m shooting for a quarterly release, so every three months or so. I will try my hardest to meet this self-imposed deadline, but as I am still in graduate school at SCAD, it may take a little longer, so please have patience with me and understand I am working my hardest. I’m the only artist working on this comic and I want it to be the best end product that it can be.

Q: In what format/medium is the comic drawn?
A: The comic is drawn at a standard 2:3 page size and is finished using a sepia ink wash illustration style with watercolor highlights. Most of the artwork will be in a deep sepia tone, while key items or characters will be in subtle color, just as you see on this site.

Q: How can I purchase a copy of the issues?
A: As each issue is completed, I will post a link to the purchasing page. Until I can find a traditional comic publisher, all printing will be handled through Lulu.com. Unfortunately this means that for the time being you won’t be able to find Ademar at your local book stores, so you will have to order your copy online.

Q: How much will the issues cost?
A: At this point I don’t know for sure. It will depend on how many pages I fit into each issue. Lulu charges per page, but it shouldn’t be very expensive at all if I keep to standard comic length (20-30 pages per issue).

Q: What’s with all the German?
A: Kudos to you if you realized this before reading this FAQ. I always thought German was an interesting-sounding language, so one of my first decision when writing Ademar was to use German terms as character names. Just per example, Links and Rechts mean “left” and “right” in German, respectively. There are plenty of other German names all throughout the comic, so keep an eye out for them if you’re the language buff type.

Q: I thought you changed the characters to humans…?
A: This is a question probably being asked by people who have followed my artwork for a while now. There was a time in early 2007 when I decided to experiment with the characters and make them human. I made a series of test images and designs for each of the main cast, but I very quickly realized that this was a baaaaad idea, as they all looked awkward and the whole comic lost a lot of its charm. I ultimately changed them back to animals, but kept a bit of the rewritten story, so altogether it certainly was not a waste of time. Just to confirm, though, the characters ARE animals.

Q: Are you REALLY making the comic this time, or is this just another teaser? We’re tired of being lied to.
A: I’ve had several moments over the past six years of writing the overall story where I thought I was ready to start producing the comic. I even made public announcements that I had begun drawing the first pages. Unfortunately, up until now I always had additional problems to address and errors to fix in the characters and plot holes which prevented me from really getting started. This is my grand opus, so to speak, so I am not going to jump into it until I am absolutely certain that it is perfect. After six years I have finally reached the point where I am confident in its quality, so yes. I am really making the comic this time.

This post will be updated with additional questions as time goes on. If you have a question that is not addressed here, feel free to e-mail me or send me a message on AIM at screen name PeterAndCompany.



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