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Blog - Mid-Year Update July 2019

18th Jul 2019, 2:32 PM

Mid-Year Update July 2019

by BlueDragon
Good day readers!

Well, we're about halfway through 2019, and I figure it's about time to roll out and update from my January 2019 goals. Some I mentioned here, some I didn't. But...let's review what all has been accomplished so far for Dark Horse and the Crystal Lotus Chronicles.
  • Converted Comic Fury Dark Horse website to HTML and added affiliate links/Patreon/etc buttons to my site (hurray! I don't need to put them in my Author's comment anymore!)
  • Created a home website for Dark Horse! And it's nearly complete (I still want to add a "shop" to it, and have a few small updates to make.)
  • Created and added my own background to Comic Fury and my main website.
  • Created a YouTube account and have updated it every week.
  • Participated in several contests and exchanges (on Comic Fury.)
  • Reached the end of Act Five!!! HURRAY!
  • Flipped Act One AND got it printed for conventions! Also, starting with the Act 3 revamp and Act 6, Dark Horse now reads left to right.
  • Worked on improving backgrounds and using more detail in my comic.
  • Created my own font and started drawing my own bubbles to fit the style of the comic.
I am always open for suggestions! If you think there's something I can do to improve, please let me know! If there's something you want to see on this site, or on my website, let me know! I love interacting with my readers, and while I of course want to stay true to my story and vision, I am happy to take and review suggestions (constructive) in order to create a better story and improve my own skills. I want to of course please myself with my story, but I want to also to share and add enjoyment and free entertainment for others. Yes, my craft needs improvement. But even looking at pages from earlier this year, I can see where I've definitely improved in some aspects. I've still got  a long way to go! And I'm looking forward to getting better and better.

Okay, let's see what goals I haven't reached, and hopefully I can attain them before the end of the year!
  • Create a year's worth of buffer for both the revamp and the Comic Fury version of Dark Horse.
  • Taking Whimper in the Dark off hiatus.
  • Interacting with more anime/manga related sites.
  • Continue building my audience.
  • Attend a convention (I've applied for a small one, but I won't hear if I'm in until late August.)
  • Get 1000 subscribers on YouTube (this is a long term goal: I know it's not happening the first year I created it. XD)
  • Continue improving on backgrounds, details, proportions; work on panel and page layouts to make them more dynamic, interesting, and clearer.
  • Work on my storytelling: both visually and  through dialogue.
Thanks to anyone who reads Dark Horse! And thank you to those who support the comic either by reading, donating, advertising, watching my vids (I usually talk about Dark Horse), or all of the above! You guys keep me going, and I greatly appreciate your readership and support!

Take care, and keep on truckin'!

~Blue Dragon

Here's a picture for reading all this XD

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