Away From Reality

July 2, 2013

AFR #243 – Meanwhile

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Doing the visual work for a typical AFR comic– the rendering, composing, postwork, etc.– takes 1-2 hours.  This one took over 30 hours all told.  And there are more comics coming up that are going to take a lot of work.  I’m happy with how this series is going, but I’m also looking forward to getting back to just telling jokes.


  1. That’s what happens when you abandon your friends! 🙂

    Comment by Paco — July 2, 2013 @ 7:23 PM

    • Yeah, you miss out on all the cool action sequences!

      Comment by wowafr — July 3, 2013 @ 9:29 AM

  2. Is… is the second to last panel building the Tristram cathedral? 😉

    Comment by Serenais — July 3, 2013 @ 1:15 AM

    • Sorry, no crossover. 😉

      Comment by wowafr — July 3, 2013 @ 9:32 AM

  3. That… does look like a lot of work!

    Comment by Robert — July 3, 2013 @ 6:46 AM

    • Yep. I’ve been able to schedule myself some time to work on these comics in advance, which is good. Particularly for the last few comics in the series, I’m going to need it.

      Comment by wowafr — July 3, 2013 @ 9:37 AM

  4. This a realy cool post, i do kinda like the idea of spilliting the story up into 3 parts. this is gonna be a fun read over the next couble of weeks.

    btw side question
    what kinda of program do you used to create the character?. i hafe never seen that used befor in a comic

    Comment by anders — July 4, 2013 @ 3:17 AM

    • Thanks, you’ll see the stories play out and come back together soon.

      I do most of the character work in Poser. It has the advantage of being very flexible and fairly easy to use, but the drawback that it doesn’t really look like WoW. You don’t entirely appreciate how distinctive a visual style the game has until you try to imitate it.

      Comment by wowafr — July 4, 2013 @ 9:02 AM

  5. I dunno if it can be a real montage though. There seems to be a lack of an 80’s song in the background.

    Comment by SneaksyRanger — July 5, 2013 @ 2:38 AM

    • B.Y.O.Soundtrack. 😉

      Comment by wowafr — July 5, 2013 @ 9:41 AM

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