Happy February everyone!
I’ve made a few posts mentioning The Gate at the End of the World before, and I’m now happy to say I’ve started posting the first pages online! The entire prologue (5 pages) is up on both Smackjeeves and Tapastic.
Now, in my opinion, I’m not that great of an artist. I basically can’t draw anything that isn’t people just standing around. I wanted to wait until my art skills improved more before I started a comic, but…that’s not going to happen. Sometime last year, I realized that if I kept putting off drawing a comic, I’d never actually improve at drawing comics. Or anything.
So that’s why I’m drawing a comic: to improve my art skills. If I force myself to draw things I don’t normally draw, I’ll end up improving and getting better at drawing new things. I’ve already been experimenting with things from page-to-page, so there isn’t as much of a consistency as I’d like there to be. But hey, I can always go back and redraw things in the end if I’m not happy with them, right?
Well, as long as I don’t get stuck in this endless cycle of redrawing, I suppose it’s okay…
So, now let’s talk about what the comic is actually about.
For as long as anyone can remember, gates to “hell” have always been around, and they disappear and pop up randomly. In the present day, there is only one Hellgate left – the titular Gate at the End of the World. It’s located in a remote part of the southernmost country of the world, Päitlu. Since things occasionally come through the Gate and into the living world, it has to be guarded nonstop.
There are other important things, like most of the country being contaminated with magic and priests having to clean it up. Also, there are spirits, ghosts, and demons.
I don’t want to go into too much detail, since lots of things are spoilers and will be revealed in time. It’s not as serious as it might seem, though.
As for an update schedule: updates will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting on the 7th of February.