The New Normal - Issue One: Hiding by Sonicspirit

The New Normal - Issue One: Hiding by

Date: 4/13/2018 Views: 11113 Favorites: 20 Comments: 11

Confused
Gender Change - Female to Male
Happy
Pleased
Unicorn

You can see the prologue here: http://www.transfur.com/Users/Sonicspirit/Submissions/22812

And the comic's website:

http://sonicspirit.net/new_normal/index.php

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 10:38 PM

Ooooh...Title page, awwwww yeah. Heh, not sure what else to say about this that isn't spoilers or misleading hype. Um, I'm in background hell again? It kinda sucks here. Aww shit, I was planning on getting the one I was working on done tonight. Well, that didn't happen. Ah well. I'm not staying up to crank it out tonight.

I guess that's a thing I can talk about! I'm working on creating backgrounds as re-usable assets more. And building re-usable assets into my backgrounds. So stuff like the Fancy Man's car, or this set by the river? Totally re-usable. Basically, this means some pages are slow crawls of building background assets (background hell), and others are super-smooth things where I drop in the pre-built assets and get to focus on drawing characters! All depends on the location. So like, the first scene in this issue? Originally, I didn't have a well-defined location for it, but it was heavily related to later scenes that do have an important location. There was no reason not to set it in that location, and doing so meant I have more time to build a wider set of assets for it. Also, it's way more visually interesting than the boring office I was originally envisioning. So that's neat!

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 8:20 PM

Awwwwww man! I am so excited to finally being inside the actual story! This scene, though! Dude, just...Shine wearing a dress? This imagery of Shine wearing that dress is the entire reason I started writing the script fo this comic. It just opened up a pile of avenues for some half-baked story concepts I'd been kicking around and helped them all coalesce into this amazing pile of I don't even know. But whatever it is, there's a lot of it, and it all got kicked into gear by Shine in a purple and pink dress. That really kinda looks like a robe on him. Ah well. I don't care!

So yeah, we did a bit of a time skip. Time skips are useful when you need to skip time. I had considered trying to write the whole process of how we got to this point, but...I would've drowned in that heavy suffocating process. Better to neatly hop over to the part where the story actually starts happening, and address relevant scenes later in flashbacks, because no one said you have to tell a story in a completely linear fashion. We won't be jumping around a ton. None, in this issue, but it's a thing that will probably occur. So strap in!

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 9:44 PM

WHOOPS. GOT KIDNAPPED BY BUNNIES, BUT I'M BACK NOW. Hi.

Heh, production on this page started with a massive cascade of re-structuring my page thumbnails, cuz I decided to move the "I'm not sure..." from the beginning of this page to the end of the last one. And that caused a whole chain reaction. And then Easter happened, and I was doomed!

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 11:16 PM

C'mon, Steel! Back him up! Of course he doesn't want to wear the stupid dress! Geez, you sure find this funny, Liz!

Comments

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Army1

is that Edna in the last panel? x3 love it o3o

Sonicspirit

*snerk!* "I neva look back, darling, it distracts from the now!" ^_^ No, that's not Edna, but her style influenced the design. I was kinda going for a beatnic-type fashion sense and big, round, eye-obscuring glasses, so Edna kinda dropped in there! Harmony's not as awesomely boistrous as Edna, though.

Army1

hehe x3 yea, but she just looks like her sister or something but just in appearance

x3 <3

tenkokukutiw

A good job, interested if your own website or something like that.

Sonicspirit

Thank you very much! And yes I do! The website is here: http://sonicspirit.net/new_normal/index.php

shiningmoon

i love this comic so far and so small and cute and tiny in this one

Sonicspirit

Thanks so much!

shiningmoon

oh by the way das somepony need a hug

Mattias42

Skipping right on past the transformation, huh?

Interesting choice. Probably the right one since the prologue hinted that it was a protracted one and this way you can have flashbacks to the high-lights, but not what I expected.

I do like how our main managed to keep in touch with his/her friends and gone into hiding. Makes a lot of sense for such an nonthreatening new form, but I doubt the second bit is going to last one way or the other for dramatic reasons.

Crissa

Mage robes aren't crossdressing for unicorn-like creatures! ^-^

Mattias42

#Page 3.

...Wait, what? The skip was large enough that the changed are THAT public?

Didn't see it coming, I must admit, but does seem like it would nip a lot of drama and tension in the bud. So I'm quite curious just where this is going.