Weekly update for Nov. 20th, 2019. Art and comic teasers!

A3 Chapter 4 page 3 teaser!

Hello Readers,

Here is another teaser for the upcoming Astray3 chapter 4. Work continues apace. I hope to be on course for a New Year release.

On a side note, I’ve started offering commissions. If you would like to have me draw some purdy pictures for you, please contact me at eldon@astray3.com. Rates depend on production time and detail. Here is a piece I created for a client’s D&D loving girlfriend’s birthday.

Next, I will be producing a series of small prints based on Capcom fighting game girls! For the first subject, I’ve chosen Felicia from Darkstalkers.

That’s all for now, more comic panels and art soon.

Till next time,

-Eldon

Weekly update for Nov. 4th, 2019. NEW COMIC PANELS!

Sneak preview panel from the first page of chapter four.

Hello Astray3 readers,

There is a new post on the Astray3 Patreon page featuring panels and concept art from the next chapter. The post is public! You can read it for free by clicking on the following link. THE TOTALLY AWESOME ASTRAY3 PATREON PAGE!

I will be posting more previews and concept art there in the lead-up to the next chapter’s release! Stay tuned!

Till next time,

-Eldon

Weekly update for Oct. 14th, 2019. Lots of art and actual comic NEWS!

Hello Astray3 faithful,

It’s been a while since I posted an update on the main page. So, here is a massive update to get yall caught up.

I’ll lead with some good news. New Astray3 pages are in production! I dropped a new character design post on the Patreon page. Check it out! No need to be Patron. I’ll be dropping some panel sneak peeks once the first pages are finished. Stay tuned!

Now, here is a ton of Procreate art! I’ve also been participating in Inktober 2019. There may be a big post for those soon.

Enjoy!

-Eldon

Weekly update for Sept. 25th, 2019.

Procreate practice.

Hello readers,

Not much of an update. Work continues apace on chapter four. I hope to start releasing pages at the beginning of November or December. The print version should be ready sometime mid-2020.

My next big project is to create the web-store. Look for that before October is out.

Spa-Con is in the rear-view mirror. My next event will be the Ozark Book Authority’s Book Con in November. I will have a small table and should be moderating/attending some panels. Then there will be a yet unannounced Death Ray event in December. Finally, to kick-off 2020, there will be the Fayetteville Comic Show. I plan to attend even more conventions next year, so keep your eyes peeled for more announcements.

And that is all. I will leave you with some pictures from Spa-Con.

All the best,

-Eldon

Weekly update for Sept. 16th, 2019. ACTUAL COMIC NEWS!

So much work to set up for more work…

Hello A3 readers,

Finally, some news on comic progress. Preliminary layouts for chapter 4 are done. It’s a whopping 58 pages; including an epilogue that is around eight pages long. However, that’s a bit long for the current individual chapter printing scheme. Thus, I’ll be chopping this baby in half Solomon style. The first 30+ pages will be Enigma part 1 and the second half and epilogue will be Enigma part 2.  ( As an interesting bonus fact, chapter four was supposed to be part of chapter three. But….yeah, I thought it was too long then. Yowza! ) 

The remainder of September and a chunk of October will be spent writing/designing the first 30-page chunk. Page posting will begin once I have around five pages in the can. ( 1 month of updates. ) I predict that should be around mid-November or the beginning of December. This should guarantee at least two months of consistent updates before the inevitable delays begin. Expect to see the print version mid-2020. ( The second Interstitial book too…probably. )

Next week is Spa-Con in Hot Springs, AR. After the convention is when the official Astray3 online store will be set up. I have no idea where it will be hosted yet. Either Etsy or another store hosting site. There will be a discount for current Astray3 Patrons. If/when I figure that out. 

Lastly, next year will be full of convention stops. I’m still working out the kinks of my booth. Check out these new shots of my custom signage. 

That’s it for now. I’ll be dropping some Patreon exclusive design work soon. ( I only charge when comic pages are posted. So, you can join for free until chap 4 officially begins. ) Look for new art updates soon….one right after this as a matter of fact. 

All the best,

-Eldon

Weekly update for Sept. 2nd, 2019. Pardon the dust.

A horrendous little video celebrating the launch of the Astray3 chapter 3 book.

Hello Astray3 readers,

This will be a short post to quickly update you all on what’s happening with Astray3.

First, the great site redesign is currently taking place. However, the new wordpress theme does not support the old theme’s comic structure. I will have to reupload all the comics made thus far. ( Not to mention the other little hiccups that might occur during the transition. ) This should all be done by the end of the week.

As we bid farewell to the old theme, what will the new site design have in store for us? For starters, how about easier comic navigation and reading? The new theme will make it easier to select chapters, find specific characters, and much easier to navigate the comic pages. ( I had some complaints that the old site was a pain to navigate and hard to read. ) The new layout is also simpler with the comic separated from the main page. I hope this will improve the experience for new and returning readers.

And now for the best news, with the site redesign soon to be finished, I’ll be getting back to working on the comic. It’s been grueling the past several months as I’ve ground out a bunch of side work. But, the site redesign is the last stop on the roadmap. When it is finished, work will resume on chapter four. Unfortunately, we are still a few months out from the official relaunch. On the bright side, I will start posting teasers for the new pages shortly after work begins.

That is it for now. I’ll make another post when the work is done.

More art soon,

-Eldon

Weekly update for August. 12th, 2019. It’s all coming together.

Image for a new booth table runner.

Hello Astray3 readers,

It’s been a bit of a wait, but I’m back with a new update. The final big piece of art for my upcoming events is in the can. This coming week will be focused on preparing everything for printing. After that, It’ll be time to start working on revamping the website. Look for some changes here in a couple of weeks.

After the launch of the new website, work will commence on the next chapter of Astray3. I can’t say exactly when the new chapter will start posting. My current estimate is at the beginning of November. It’s a bit of a wait, however, I want the next chapter’s release to go as smoothly as possible. In the meantime, I’ll start posting page teasers and bonus art here until the official launch.

That’ll be it for now. Be back next week with an update on the new prints.

All the best,

-Eldon

Weekly update for August. 4th, 2019. A chapter four teaser.

Astray3 chapter four teaser art.

Hello Astray3 faithful,

Here is a quick update on Astray3 and work in general. I’ve recently wrapped up the last piece of art for the chapter four print. ( The above image. ) All that is left is the final arrangement and proofreading of the book. Then it is off to the printer. If everything works out, copies should make it just in time for the September comic events.

With chapter three in the print can, I have one last big project to complete before the renovation of the Astray3 website can begin. Look for the site to start changing about mid-August. This may include a total overhaul to the comic’s old format. It all depends on how much I can transfer to a new theme.

When the website overhaul is complete I’ll start work on Astray3 chapter four. I’m hesitant to announce when the comic will start posting again, but hopefully, it won’t be too far in the future.

That is all for now. I’ll leave you with some extra art goodies.

All the best,

-Eldon