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UnitMComics UnitMComics said:

Disclaimer

Wondering why the city environment looks different here than the one featured previously on pages 2 and 3?

Well...I was having problems with that environment and had to replace it.

I've updated pages 2 and 3 to match.

Sorry for the confusion.

Hopefully this never happens again.

6th Aug 2019, 12:00 PM

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Page: 71
Issue: Unit-M - Issue 1
Post Date: 6th Aug 2019, 12:00 PM

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Hmm... The 2nd row of panels is extraordinarily satisfying, couldn't say why.

Architecture is just perfect/flawless all over the page, down to the water tank and the bushes and trees in the background - I just love details like this.

"HF" is explained later on?

10th Aug 2019, 1:37 PM

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“HF” stands for “Humans First,” which is the name of the anti-Monster terrorist group Unit-M is currently facing off against.

The name first pops up in preview text on page 2. It will also appear in panel shortly.

10th Aug 2019, 1:55 PM

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Ahh :) Thx! Now that you mention it, it sounds familiar.

(I made an edit/addition to my previous comment and decided to move it to this one - sorry for any confusion...)


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>> Hopefully this never happens again.

IMHO no big deal because everybody who finds the comic after the improvement was made cannot see the source of confusion. IMHO it's much, much better to change something you are unsatisfied with after the page was posted instead of having to "endure" the dissatifaction(?) every time you come to the page. Provided that the change doesn't create an inconsistency over the rest of the comic after all changes are done. Then leaving a note about the change on the latest page (at that time) is all that's needed, so the readers know to go back and "update" their memory of the changed pages. So, perfect job with the change :) Please don't hold back in the future whenever you are unsatisfied with something and you feel you can improve it. :)

10th Aug 2019, 2:03 PM

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It’s a question of diminishing returns.

There are always improvements I can make.
At a certain point going back and fixing things isn’t worth it, and it’s better to press on. (Going back can be a momentum killer, especially if the problem isn’t easy to fix.)

Small tweaks and corrections here and there, such clipping issues or fixing spelling and grammar mistakes, are fine. Making substantive changes, like changing the environment and re-rendering an entire scene, are a whole different ballgame, as it’s quite time consuming.

The more I’m going back, the less time I have to work on future pages.

In this case it had to be done. The urban environment I’d selected and was using turned out to be awful.

Making substantive corrections is not something I want to do, but I will do if need be. (The goal though is that once a page is published, I’m done with it.)

If, for whatever reason, I need to make drastic changes again, I’ll be sure to document them as I’ve done here.

10th Aug 2019, 2:57 PM

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>> (The goal though is that once a page is published, I’m done with it.)

(That's something I could never do, I always tweak and tune stuff to make it better, clearer, faster.)

Just in case, I meant you shouldn't hold back for "external" reasons, like causing confusion because readers remember something differently. It's of course you to decide whether some change is absolutely needed, or whether it's at least clearly worth the effort.

10th Aug 2019, 7:53 PM

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>>(That's something I could never do, I always tweak and tune stuff to make it better, clearer, faster.)

Just in case, I meant you shouldn't hold back for "external" reasons, like causing confusion because readers remember something differently. It's of course you to decide whether some change is absolutely needed, or whether it's at least clearly worth the effort.

Let's just say it's an internal struggle not to go back and improve certain pages...if not all pages...

If something is really bothering me, I'll go back and fix it.

Reader confusion isn't really a concern. My concern is momentum. If I keep looking backwards I'm never going to get anything done.

11th Aug 2019, 2:09 AM

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