So as some of you may know, I ran a successful Kickstarter recently to help fund Stairwell Volume 4. It was SUCH a success that not only will there be a Stairwell Volume 4, but there will also be DAILY STAIRWELL STRIPS again, starting in January.
I’ve been doing a lot of drawing exercises and comic writing because I wanted to make sure I delivered solid content that everyone could enjoy and that I could be proud of. One of the things I’ve been testing is word bubble changes.
In the picture here, you can see behind-the-scenes test panels where I try to see what the strip would feel like if there was a change. Panel 1 is the strip’s bubbles as they are now. Panel 2 are organic-hand draw word bubbles, with a stroke outline. And Panel 3 is the same as 2, just with no stroke.
After taking a reader survey, I’m leaning heavily toward going with panel 3 when the comic goes daily again in January. Until then, all the upcoming holiday strips will be done in the “old style” while I continue to think about it.
Got an opinion? Let me know in the comments! And thank you for the support! There will be lots of new content coming soon, as well as the PDF for Volume 3 for upper tiers. Thanks everyone!