We tried to produce this week’s Ramen Empire, but some stuff came up and we had to choose between getting Thieves Can’t Issue #1 finished on time, or getting an update for Monday finished on time. We’ll be finishing up the paper version of TC1 this week. In the meantime, have a Demogorgon.
I’ve been trying to introduce Arty since, uh, this time last year. I’m great at pacing!
Also, there is currently an error when trying to leave a comment. Uhh. People have been leaving transcripts, instead, which is a feature that isn’t complete. Doing this will just create a thing no one can see but me, as far as I’m aware. I’m trying to find a solution to my weird comment bug, so if you want to leave a comment, reach out on the TC subreddit or facebook.
Woo! Comments exist again!
Anyway, I got a wisdom tooth yanked yesterday and I’m grumpy today. Here’s a comic.
I worked as a CNA for a long time. We had an ex-marine as a patient for a few months. He was in bad shape from, IIRC, a car accident, and managed to break one of the nurse’s arms over the bed rail. I don’t think he ultimately survived his injuries, but it’s been so long that I can’t remember. I also really hated my job. 0/10, would not work as a CNA again. My point is that if someone like Frank rolled in and demanded his clothing back, the only real answer is, “yes, sir.”
If you are interested in why this comic took so long, or just want to see some sketch-work and alternate lines for the characters, check out the Making Of post over on our Ramen Empire Patreon.
Stay tuned to this space shortly for a link to the behind-the-scenes creation of this comic.
Done! if you’re interested in seeing a bit of our process, it’s online over here.
This comic is late, partly because it is huge (I should have just cut it in two, but I only realized that when it was days late and mostly done), and partly because we are also working on Kickstarter fulfillment, which we are targeting to have finished by December. The Kickstarter page will update soon(tm) with information about what’s going on there, and we’ll also be sending out fulfillment surveys just as soon as I’ve got my ducks in a row on on the past three pages of the comic book.
There’s also some Patreon art we’re very, very behind on.
The other reason this is late is that, frankly, the news is taking its toll on us and that makes it really hard to go do creative things.