Here’s the cover for Issue 3! I’ve had the Paper Mario series and JRPGs in general on the brain for a while now so I was feeling inspired to make an illustration for Electric Fencer in a similar vein. I was originally planning on adding the HUD elements as I’m a big fan of mockups, but the cover itself was already pretty ambitious and I later felt all of the added bits and bobs of the battle HUD would ultimately clutter the cover, so I decided against it. It’s a little bit of a shame because I had a few things I wanted to do with it, but ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Actual story work on Issue 3 has been completed and all that’s left to work on is the cover. Here’s a little something to give you an idea of how I’m going to approach it. Really looking forward to seeing how the final product will turn out 👀
Once the cover has been updated, the placeholder image for it in the bookshelf will be replaced accordingly.
Also, with regards to posting times for the comic going forward, we’re considering having the comic show up later in the day as opposed to early morning. Maybe around 5:00 EST/GMT-5?
That’s the date. Issue 3 will launch on October 4, 2023.
I’m currently touching up the last page of the issue. I’ve got a few other bits of things to prep for the new pages, plus some other obligations to handle, so it’ll still be a while. It took a year and quite a few revisions, but I’m proud of what I’ve been able to put out.
WE HAVE A DATE, Y’ALL.
Hopefully it won’t be much longer now, but I’m wrapping up work on Issue 3. As continued proof that the comic is, in fact, NOT dead, here’s a panel of a confident Jiro from page 22. What’s he got cooking? You’ll find out soon enough.