Comic 43 - Interlude 2

22nd May 2020, 9:39 PM in Dream Bleed
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demontales 22nd May 2020, 9:39 PM edit delete
These are all images I've drawn in relation to The Ochre Hall, the story I wrote when I tried Nanowrimo, and from which the "memory" shown in the chapter Dream Bleed initially comes from. I'm not sure how much of this will come up in Over the Influence, because they are very distinct stories, but it happens that they share some characters in some ways. There is also the fact that The Ochre Hall is an intensely personal story. It is, however, a great source of drawing inspiration whenever I feel at as standstill.

Ironically, Daniel is both the main reason I wanted to abandon this comic, and the reason I found the drive to do another chapter, and then keep going on. I'm still conflicted about some things in this regard, but I do want the comic to live on for some while at least.

In any case, even if the stuff above is not really Over the Influence related in a direct way, I thought it might be enjoyed.

Also, I crossed a name in the second image because I've been wanting to rename her.


JCorrachComics 23rd May 2020, 8:27 AM edit delete reply
I'm curious bout the ochre hall :o what does the title mean, if you're comfy sharing?
demontales 23rd May 2020, 9:29 PM edit delete reply
The title comes from a peculiar place that suddenly appeared in a dream where I was otherwise walking on familiar ground. It looked a bit like a giant hall, and was completely carved out of some ochre material. It left a profound impact on me.

Since the story I wrote has a strong dream theme, I thought it was fitting to give a nod to that place in the title.
Miaubol 23rd May 2020, 6:04 PM edit delete reply
The two top panels are the same character, right? and the right one a more previous version?

"Daniel is both the main reason I wanted to abandon this comic, and the reason I found the drive to do another chapter"-

That's interesting, but I guess it's because this is something you feel strongly about? It's not "just a character". Been there myself, at the one side it's the actual source of motivation, but at the other hand, if I don't get it quite right then it becomes such a real pain. I've made stuff which I'm not able to look at anymore o.O

The sequence with the girl makes me want to know more. "Initiation"? To what?

( Great work! :)) )
demontales 23rd May 2020, 9:42 PM edit delete reply
Yes they are all Daniel, and so is the man in the third image, and the narrator in the sequence. The one on the right is a lot more recent in terms of creation/design but the other ones were drawn more recently... if that makes sense.

I really get what you're saying about some characters being so important you feel you HAVE to get them right. I've been there, stopped me from sharing a lot of works. With Daniel it's a bit different. I don't want to write a novel here, or sound too insane. So what I can say is that he's some kind of construct that's been with me since childhood, but never was written or drawn as a character, until much later in life. He was then planned to be in Over the Influence as the character. But then at some point recently the construct became an important part of my life again, and it makes it kind of awkward.

I'm sure that was more confusing than helpful, sorry D:

( Thanks! :D )
Miaubol 26th May 2020, 3:15 PM edit delete reply
While I can't know what you mean in detail, I can, at least to some degree, imagine why it feels awkward. Maybe a good way to deal with this is to make a character based on the construct, instead of the character which actually was/is it ..? If that makes sense?
demontales 28th May 2020, 7:46 PM edit delete reply
It does make sense! Perhaps, all options are on the table right now
End Times 26th May 2020, 6:52 PM edit delete reply
End Times
I'm not going to pretend I completely understand this series, but I love how it develops. Every page is a progression. It reminds me of James O'Barr's original Crow series, mixing media and art styles. Very interesting.
demontales 27th May 2020, 3:43 PM edit delete reply
Thanks a bunch! I just checked James O'Barr's art. I like it