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Phoenix Feathers is updated on Tuesday and Friday

I apologise for the slightly odd formatting in this strip and the next one. It's the result of Photoshop seven, which is an abomination. Paint Shop Pro 5 was better, and that didn't even try to pretend it had vector support. I'm sure the later versions of Photoshop are fine, but I only have Mac OS 9.2, so 7 is the limit for me (and even finding a trial of it was hard enough). I should've downloaded an Illustrator trial instead, but I can't bring myself to go through another two-hour download  ^.^;;

There's a little convention-type thing on next March for UK webcomics and small press comics. I think we're going, but I'm not sure about actually exhibiting - the tables are expensive and we don't have all that much Phoenix Feathers merchandise - but we shall see. Sharing a table is the way to go, I think.

Speaking of webcomics and so on, Phoenix Feathers will actually have finished by the time the 'web comix thing' happens, and we'll have started a new comic. We're already debating plot and characters. I really like the beginning of a project, when all the details slot into place and characters start taking form. It will be quite different from Phoenix Feathers; I really don't want to end up with instantly recognisable re-used characters. I think there might be, occasionally, Phoenix Feathers one-offs (not within the webcomic timeline but separately), because I'm fond of the characters and of the world, and I don't want to leave it behind completely - but equally, I don't want to wreck the story by prolonging/extending it a la the Matrix. However, I have been wondering about making printed comics from extended sequences. Most of Phoenix Feathers is done so each strip is a separate entity, but there are sequences that could work. The most obvious one is the summoning of Sha'am (starting here). I think the current somewhat disconnected sequence would be improved quite a bit by a rewrite :) It's not like there aren't already enough comics I'm trying to do, but I would like to do it. Some time. It'd be nice if just a little bit of the three years of Phoenix Feathers could be printed  ^.^

- Sun Kitten, 1st October '04

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