Generation 17 http://generation17.comicsbreak.com Just another Comics Break site Thu, 06 Nov 2014 13:40:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Hiatus http://generation17.comicsbreak.com/comic/hiatus/ http://generation17.comicsbreak.com/comic/hiatus/#comments Sun, 27 Apr 2014 05:00:00 +0000 http://generation17.petitesymphony.com/comic/hiatus Hiatus-201404

As you guys might have noticed, Generation 17 updates have been quite rocky recently. There are several reasons behind that, but the MAIN reason is, to put it simply, I’m getting tired of this story. I started Generation 17 four […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...

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As you guys might have noticed, Generation 17 updates have been quite rocky recently. There are several reasons behind that, but the MAIN reason is, to put it simply, I’m getting tired of this story.

I started Generation 17 four years ago with a somewhat simple premise : put the characters I had in a more interesting story that the one I was writing at the time. I also wanted to avoid the pitfall I fell in with y previous comic, where I wrote the story in too much detail and left too little room for improvisation. Of course, since I’m a writer noob, I fell into the exact opposite pitfall.
By not putting down enough waypoints in my outline, I caused Generation 17 to have a chronic pacing problem. This is what caused the reboot of Chapter 3, and this is what causes the plot to be barely 25% done in four effing years. It was simply too big of a project that I went through like an amateur (because as far as writing goes that’s what I am). I should have started smaller. Another problem is, I changed a lot in the last 4 years. To the point I can say that I’m not the same man I was back when I started G17, and today, I feel like I’m working with someone else’s plot. And in the end, I’ve simply grown tired of telling a story that feels like I’m swimming through molasses.

I’ve always been both surprised and impressed at the support G17 got from you all. This is because of it that I’ve hesitated putting G17 on hiatus for so long – I didn’t want to disappoint you. But today, I decided I needed to be honest with you. I just can’t keep on pretending to still be working on G17 when every weekend I feel like, well, not. I can’t keep on pretending to update weekly when I barely do so monthly because I can’t work on the comic. And while putting G17 on hiatus breaks my heart, this is just acknowledging what has been going on for a while now. I need a clean break, and hopefully I’ll come back to this story later.

So, is Generation 17 dead ? Well… I hope not. I plan on coming back to it later when I’m a bit better and can write the plot NOT by the seat of my pants. I might have to reboot the whole thing. I just don’t know yet, and I don’t want to make promises I might not be able to keep.

What I can tell you, however, is that I have other projects I’m going to start soon. The main one is named Chimaera High, and might sound familiar to those following me on FA. It is an interactive comic that I’ll start here on Petite Symphony very soon, and I hope you’ll like it. I’ll keep you posted about it ^^

Thank you all for your support through these years, and see you soon :)

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Page 171 http://generation17.comicsbreak.com/comic/page-171/ http://generation17.comicsbreak.com/comic/page-171/#comments Sun, 06 Apr 2014 05:00:00 +0000 http://generation17.petitesymphony.com/comic/page-171 2014-04-06-Page-171

A bit of flashback today on Generation 17. Speaking of which, sorry for the lateness. I’ve been working on several projects at the same time, and with the art block I’ve been going through, I had to do it all […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...

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A bit of flashback today on Generation 17.

Speaking of which, sorry for the lateness. I’ve been working on several projects at the same time, and with the art block I’ve been going through, I had to do it all at 10% of my ability. When you add the unusual high complexity level of this page, what with water, landscapes, and complicated backgrounds, well, I was late ^^’

Workload is still high but at least I’m back at 100% capacity. Thanks for your patience ^^

EDIT : Fixed speech bubbles transparency.

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Page 170 http://generation17.comicsbreak.com/comic/page-170/ http://generation17.comicsbreak.com/comic/page-170/#comments Sun, 16 Mar 2014 05:00:00 +0000 http://generation17.petitesymphony.com/comic/page-170 2014-03-16-Page-170

As it turns out, Alan survived falling into the torrent back in chapter 1 too ! Though he seems to have changed a little since then. I apologize for the recent lack of updates. There were several causes to that. […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...

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As it turns out, Alan survived falling into the torrent back in chapter 1 too ! Though he seems to have changed a little since then.

I apologize for the recent lack of updates. There were several causes to that. First, I rewrote this page several times to try and shoehorn something Marianne had to say, but as it turned out it just sounded weird. It’ll flow better when she says it in the next two pages.

Second, commissions eat up a LOT of my time. Rent and bills keep piling on and I needed to prioritize working on commissions for a while. Between that and the writing problem I had I simply had not enough time to devote to G17. Fortunately my workload is back to normal now.

However, you might be able to help in that particular aspect ! I have recently set up a Patreon for Generation 17. By patreonizing G17, you’ll help me make a little bit of money with each new G17 page, thus lessening my need to rely on commissions for income. Your efforts will also unlock special rewards, like a new “Ask The Cast” Tumblr, free sketches, regular streams and even monthly wallpapers !

That’s the gist of it. Thanks for your support everyone, and thanks for reading Generation 17 :)

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Sarah By Jass Befrold http://generation17.comicsbreak.com/comic/sarah-by-jass-befrold/ http://generation17.comicsbreak.com/comic/sarah-by-jass-befrold/#comments Wed, 26 Feb 2014 06:00:00 +0000 http://generation17.petitesymphony.com/comic/sarah-by-jass-befrold 2014-02-26-Sarah-by-Jass-Befrold

Generation 17 is still on a short hiatus until I can complete my commission work, so in the meantime, have this little filler of Sarah taking a bath, from an art trade with Jass Befrold. For those who don’t know […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...

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Generation 17 is still on a short hiatus until I can complete my commission work, so in the meantime, have this little filler of Sarah taking a bath, from an art trade with Jass Befrold.

For those who don’t know Jass, he’s the artist behind the comic Djandora, you should give it a read ! ^^

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Filler Valentine 2014 http://generation17.comicsbreak.com/comic/filler-valentine-2014/ http://generation17.comicsbreak.com/comic/filler-valentine-2014/#comments Fri, 14 Feb 2014 06:00:00 +0000 http://generation17.petitesymphony.com/comic/filler-valentine-2014 2014-02-14-Filler-Valentine-2014

A little bit of sugar for Valentine’s Day. As a side note, I’m still up to my horns in work. I hope I’ll be able to finish and post page 170 next Sunday ^^’

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A little bit of sugar for Valentine’s Day.

As a side note, I’m still up to my horns in work. I hope I’ll be able to finish and post page 170 next Sunday ^^’

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Page 169 http://generation17.comicsbreak.com/comic/page-169/ http://generation17.comicsbreak.com/comic/page-169/#comments Sun, 26 Jan 2014 06:00:00 +0000 http://generation17.petitesymphony.com/comic/page-169 2014-01-26-Page-169

There was supposed to be a page between the last one and this one, but it was mostly filler that brought up some interesting background elements. While I like to flesh out G17’s universe, these elements didn’t really justify a […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...

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There was supposed to be a page between the last one and this one, but it was mostly filler that brought up some interesting background elements. While I like to flesh out G17’s universe, these elements didn’t really justify a page on their own, so I scrapped it and went directly to this page.

Also, I finally put together a new vote incentive on TWC. Click on the link on the right to vote for G17 ! :)

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Page 168 http://generation17.comicsbreak.com/comic/page-168/ http://generation17.comicsbreak.com/comic/page-168/#comments Sun, 19 Jan 2014 06:00:00 +0000 http://generation17.petitesymphony.com/comic/page-168 2014-01-19-Page-168

This page took longer than anticipated to complete, but I like the results. Especially Sarah’s ERK face in panel 3 ^^

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This page took longer than anticipated to complete, but I like the results. Especially Sarah’s ERK face in panel 3 ^^

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Page 167 http://generation17.comicsbreak.com/comic/page-167/ http://generation17.comicsbreak.com/comic/page-167/#comments Sun, 12 Jan 2014 06:00:00 +0000 http://generation17.petitesymphony.com/comic/page-167 2014-01-12-Page-167

To those who guessed “Joshua’s ex-cellmate” to the question “who speaks in those colors ?” last week, congrats ! ^^ I really enjoyed drawing Joshua’s face in panel 3. It’s not often I get to draw him genuinely happy.

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To those who guessed “Joshua’s ex-cellmate” to the question “who speaks in those colors ?” last week, congrats ! ^^

I really enjoyed drawing Joshua’s face in panel 3. It’s not often I get to draw him genuinely happy.

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Page 166 http://generation17.comicsbreak.com/comic/page-166/ http://generation17.comicsbreak.com/comic/page-166/#comments Sun, 05 Jan 2014 06:00:00 +0000 http://generation17.petitesymphony.com/comic/page-166 2014-01-05-Page-166

“-ish”. That’s what Joshua’s first speech bubble will be next week :p Generation 17 starts 2014 by giving the focus back tho the main cast. I could have written a page with the cast’s dramatic decision, but I realized it […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...

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“-ish”. That’s what Joshua’s first speech bubble will be next week :p

Generation 17 starts 2014 by giving the focus back tho the main cast. I could have written a page with the cast’s dramatic decision, but I realized it wouldn’t be that dramatic since it was, well, foregone. “Yeah, I named the chapter ‘Civilization’, but NOPE JUST KIDDING we’re back to the wilderness – check in next week to see the cast putz around on the beach with nowhere to go !” ^^

Congratulations to the cameo auction winners, Teslar Shadaree and Flafty :) I must say this experiment was a surprising success, I’ll might try it again.

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Comic By Robertge http://generation17.comicsbreak.com/comic/comic-by-robertge/ http://generation17.comicsbreak.com/comic/comic-by-robertge/#comments Wed, 25 Dec 2013 06:00:00 +0000 http://generation17.petitesymphony.com/comic/comic-by-robertge 2013-12-25-Comic-by-Robertge

As a Christmas present, have a funny fancomic made by my friend Jason, a.k.a Robertge. You should go check his gallery ! ^^ On other news, I’m taking the rest of the year off G17 to focus on commission work. […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...

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As a Christmas present, have a funny fancomic made by my friend Jason, a.k.a Robertge. You should go check his gallery ! ^^

On other news, I’m taking the rest of the year off G17 to focus on commission work. The next page will be up on January 5th. Have a merry Christmas and a happy New Year everyone ! :)

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