Episode 38 Production report 2: Proofreading and Release schedule

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Here is a second production report to announce an important milestone on the production of episode 38: yesterday, I posted on our collaborative tool a work in progress version for the Pepper&Carrot proofreaders and contributors. I quoted them all in a new thread, but our tool sometimes doesn't transmit well the notification or emails. So, this blog post is also a notification for them.


The episode is still not detailed (all panels are "blocky speedpaintings") and the speech bubbles are in French and not corrected. An English translation done automatically with DeepL is available as a txt. If you are not affraid of spoilers; you can access the proofreading forum here and read it (link also available via the Pepper&Carrot website, Contribute menu, and then Beta-Reading forum). The episode is posted on a area of the website named XYZ; it's our secret area. Please do not reshare it, it's not ready 🤫

If you want to contribute, or just give a feedback, please get a Framagit account and interact on the thread dedicated to the episode. It will be easier for me to re-read every feedbacks about the episode later when it is formated into a single thread only.

About the Release Schedule

We are now at a step called the Alpha-FR version and we are on the road to get a Beta-Ready-for-Translation within the next weeks. I'm planning for a release somewhere in April now, and obviously after the signing in Mons(Belgium) this week-end.

Taking care of the release process, making the SVGs, versioning all in Git takes time, and I'll also need at least a full day of painting per pages to details them as I want. So a lot of work is still ahead. But now the episode as a soul, a story, and is on the rail to get a release so it's a big milestone.

If you want a global view on the release process as I see it, here is a graph I just made:

Making of

Here is four steps I used to paint this episode on a sample scene. I still have to do the last step, "detailing" but now I have all the episode shaded. It's taking shape.

I'll try to make a third report next week to share the first "full rendering" of panels I already shared here and on the previous production report.


link Vinay  

Ouch, I hope they didn't hurt one of Pepper's only friends who actually attended her birthday party!

link David Revoy Author,

Oh thanks Vinay for this feedback; It's true one of the Monsters of Chaosah is a dark giant spider. I'll try to shift the design while detailing so its not possible to think they are related. Thanks! 👍

link Vinay  

Yeah, spiders make a few (non)-appearances in the stories. They're friendly in Ep8 and Ep15 (which spiders actually do look alike) and the one that was potentially dangerous eventually doesn't make an appearance in Ep26. So yeah, as long as it doesn't look like the one in Ep8 and Ep15, you should be good. The one in this episode should be a really bad one actually if it deserves to be taken out. That would be a first in the series. But I'll wait and see!

link an0n  

Did you created that bridge props for thirty eight episode by yourself, or that ones from free assets library?

link David Revoy Author,

Hi! I created it from the default cube.

link an0n  

I like that dark fantasy vibes, which remainds me Lake Calenhad Docks near Circle of Magi Tower in the Dragon Age Origins videogame. Are you familiar with that title?

link an0n  

oups! Somthing went wrong, and my replay was posted as new one...

link David Revoy Author,

No problem, and thanks! Ha yes, the little Javascript of PluXml blog CMS for targeting the reply is sometimes a bit buggy or inhibited by webbrowsers extensions.

link Meow.  

Is pepper and carrot going to keep getting darker? I actually enjoyed the bright playful aspect of it given that it so much of media seems darker and with more violence nowadays.

link David Revoy Author,

No, Pepper&Carrot will find back its colors and joyfulness. That's my plan after ep38, but no spoiler :-)

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