After a few years of letting it hibernate, I’m ready to bring MINIBOSS back around, and this time it’s going to be here to stay, start-to-finish!
I won’t be starting with Episode 4, instead I’ll be starting from the beginning. The story has lots of little things changed around; one of the reasons MINIBOSS ended when it did was because the story felt too complicated for me. The first 3 “pilot episodes” will always be right here for you to read, though! And even if there’s been lots of little changes to things, the characters you know are all still sticking around.
The entirety of Episode 1 will be posted on my site in December 2019! I’ll keep you updated on the exact date it’ll arrive. You can see works in progress over the next few months (and for future episodes the months following) on my Patreon! I’m looking forward to bouncing back into this universe again. Thank you for reading!
MINIBOSS turns 3 years old today! I first published page 1 of episode 1 on deviantart today all that time ago. I still think about MINIBOSS very often. It led me to meet so many wonderful people, and I feel like its creation was a big peak for me and my artwork. While MINIBOSS is no longer being produced, I do have plans to bring it back in a year or so. As of now I have hopes to work on it once The Puptrip is over, but that could change for better or worse. I’m going to use that time to make sure it’ll live up to the potential I saw in it when I was first starting! Thank you so much for reading and loving my stories. These comics mean everything to me.
Even though I put the idea of MINIBOSS to bed, it didn’t come without me trying to remake it. For a month or so I tried to simplify the story and make it true to itself, but alas, it all crashed down on top of itself.
But, I love the conceptual art too much to keep hidden!
Proty’s attitude was made much simpler and could fit into a few sentences instead of a few pages. I also made his colors a lot more saturated to add more of an “alien” vibe. After all, he came from space!!
His outfits changed, as well. I figured warmer colors suited his now ambitious and strong personality. Plus, those boots are fresh!
Not much changed in Humbee’s ballpark. Though I swapped his sweater for something a little more summery. He’s a little softer, a little less coordinated with plans, but still with his big heart!
Jorge’s biggest change was simply in design. I wanted his gas cloud to go back to being neat again, as it was in some of the first sketches of him. He’d also have been a bit more laid back on the attitude, though he still wants to get his job done.
The planet was also going to be a little more interesting.
While I adore the idea of this, and making the art was fun, I still don’t feel comfortable re-writing MINIBOSS. At least not for a long time. I may make some art on the side, because I still adore doodling these guys! But I’m also working very hard on another comic, which you’ll hear about soon…
….And that you’ll get to see a little bit of right now!