Tomorrow is TH’s first anniversary!  It’s also my 9th anniversary in comics, and I wrote a few words about that over on my art blog if you’re interested in reading me being all introspective.

Thank you to everyone who’s been reading this year, whether you were there from page 1 or you just found the comic today. :D  I look forward to new comments every time a page goes up!  I hope we can build an awesome community here, and you guys are totally awesome, so we’ve already got half of that taken care of.

I started developing The Hues in late 2011, with plans to start the comic sometime in the first half of 2012, but life and jobs and such and such got in the way, which kept pushing it back.  The first chapter went through a couple rewrites.  But I thought I’d share one of the first pieces of concept art I did for the comic!

sah sittingFeatures and color palettes have changed just a little bit.  This was before Andy’s “thing” became the slick, outdoorsy biker girl look.  And in this version, Chapter 1 started in medias res, after the alien invasion/destruction had already happened, and the story up to that point would have been slowly rolled out in flashbacks. (Then I realized I am not J.J. Abrams.)  I got some feedback from a writer friend and retooled the chapter, and I think it was a much stronger opening than that one would have been. :)

Anyways.  I hope you folks are having a fantastic 2014 so far, and have a great weekend!  I hope to see some of you at Ohayocon next weekend.