I didn’t really want it to come to this, but after a lot of thought and frustration I’ve come to decide that I’m going to end the MINIBOSS series at three episodes. While my deepest wish is to tell a big tale, I’ve come to realize that in my current state of experience and time management it’s going to be very hard to continue with that. Not to mention all the other exposition errors that are irredeemable in future episodes.
The comic is done for now, but the story is not complete. I might do something with MINIBOSS sometime far in the future, but don’t hold your breath.
I’m still going to have all three episodes available to read on this site, and I’m perfectly fine with fanart or whatnot! Just because I’m finished with writing it doesn’t mean you have to be finished with enjoying it.
I know a lot of you really like this story, and I do too, but it’s just not up to par with what I think I’m capable of making. I already have other ideas in mind that I hope you will still like to see. They’re going to be announced within a few months or so depending on how busy I am.
Thank you for all the support while I’ve been writing this story, it’s been fun. I’m sad to see it go, but it’s not gonna be forgotten!
May 14th 2016 was the first day MINIBOSS went out into the big world. I was really afraid it’d just be forgotten, or boring. It was a for a bit, but as I got more vocal and upbeat about it, others did too. Thank you all for your support, it’s been unbelievable.
I thought I threw these out for good. These are some archival MINIBOSS pages from about an exact year back! I thought they were recycled in a far-off land. But I was grateful to find it in the bottom of a drawer along with another old piece I thought I’d never see again!
Three charcoal-sketched pages that I’d later scan and finite on the computer. I remember doing these in my sister’s room one night, we were hanging out. This introduction of MINIBOSS had an entirely different plot. Proty would have landed on a planet that didn’t belong to Humbee, a planet ruled by Lord Radish (still a design I enjoy). I also didn’t spell Jorge’s name correctly, as you might be able to tell.
This was made in April of last year in Seabrook one morning, I was drawing it on the counter. I remember having a lot of trouble getting the color schemes in a spot I liked them.
I also did some digging through my digital recycling bin to find some little old gems before disposing of the rest. I thought you all would like to see them!
The first reference I used, which was hastily replaced when I figured I’d need much more than something this simple for the entire comic. I think I made this before even starting page one, due to Proty’s larger curl and Humbee’s brightly-colored pants, which I later edited.
This is a very old bust of Proty from sometime in 2016, possibly before or right as I was posting pages.
A blurry screenshot of Proty’s first reference after the failure of the one above. This one was, like my current reference, littered with layers of clothes and light filters to ease up coloring.