Chapter: Part of the Circle
Page: Jab

16th Jul 2022, 12:00 PM

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16th Jul 2022, 12:00 PM Just trying to make these read in a cohesive way is a rewarding headache challenge.
Thanks for your patience with me as I learn stuff!

Announcement: I’m taking a hiatus from S&B so I can hopefully finish volume 1 of TAP (it’ll be around 50 pages I’m estimating, I’ve finished 17 as of this post), and also to give me more time to learn stuff for my new job!
I’m sorry if this seems out of nowhere. I want to give S&B the full attention it deserves, and I definitely don’t wanna risk half-assing this fight scene. I uploaded S&B biweekly for a year and a half without taking a hiatus, so I feel like it’s alright to take a break. But I am sorry if this is disappointing to anyone.

I’ll post more details next week hopefully! Does anyone wanna do a Q&A in the meantime?


16th Jul 2022, 12:21 PM Take whatever break you need! Doing two comics is a lot of work, so it's totally understandable if you need to cut back for a while.

Congrats on the new job! I hope it goes well!
16th Jul 2022, 12:25 PM Thank you so much! Me too :3
16th Jul 2022, 2:27 PM All good! Props for even trying to balance so many things at once.

For action scenes like this, the only suggestion I have is speed lines, and those flashy star-shaped thingies at impact points.
(If I may post a little example here)
That stuff helps a LOT for adding some visual "oomph". You've got some of it going here and it works well! But notice in the first panel there's fewer of them and so that one feels more "static", whereas in the other two you feel the characters' movement more.

Anyway, no pressure. It's a learning process, and you're definitely getting better. Good luck with everything!
16th Jul 2022, 2:35 PM Thank you for the feedback! Yeah I wanna get better at that.

And thanks for the encouragement too, I hope to be less busy in the future d(^^)b
16th Jul 2022, 4:11 PM Enjoy your break!! Can't wait to see these two duke it out more. And dang congrats on your new job!!! That's freakin' awesome.

A Q&A sounds great personally I'm down :)
16th Jul 2022, 6:32 PM Thank you!! And yeah it is a huge relief, I’m also really looking forward to it as it seems like a really cool job actually.

Awesome! I’ll get one ready, I’m excited!
16th Jul 2022, 4:45 PM I'm cool with a Q&A. Those are alwaya fun.

Nice dynamics on the second panel.
16th Jul 2022, 6:32 PM Awesome!

And thank you, yeah I think that’s my favourite panel here.
17th Jul 2022, 11:50 PM You do what you gotta do! If you feel like you need to take your time to do these pages right, I think that's a fine and good reason.
Also, the middle panel is cool
18th Jul 2022, 12:18 PM Thank you ( ◡‿◡ ♡)
18th Jul 2022, 1:01 AM Hold up a second, is Kairo left handed?

And good luck on TAP; I can understand your struggle.
18th Jul 2022, 12:19 PM The way I was intending to draw it at least is that each character is using their dominant hand for jabbing, and their non-dominant hand for blocking with the tonfa.

So Kairo is right handed, while Evan is left handed.

Also thank you very much, I hope TAP goes well too <3