The Muse Mentor Tumblog

Hello, and welcome to the tumblr for the webcomic The Muse Mentor! This is where the author will be putting extra art, reblogging fan works, alerting you about updates and all that other comicking jazz. Feel free to ask a question or just have a look around. We're pretty tame.

Oct 18

It’s aaaalmost time for chapter 5!

Everyone is all dressed to go out, and everything!

Hopefully they will also have faces for the actual chapter. Maybe even limbs! Hands? We’ll see.


Oct 17

A word about using comics for artistic goals:

It’s a good idea. You should try it!

I have seen a few posts floating around where artists want to start a comic, but don’t feel they are good enough to do it. This is another reminder to do it anyway, and I will tell you why: you might never be completely happy with your work, but, you can always get better, BUUUUT, you won’t get better unless you do the work!

One thing I was terrified about when starting TMM was backgrounds, and we still don’t have a very good relationship. They are a struggle. But I knew, in a comic, they would have to be there, and in spades. At first, I would cover this up by doing really-really populated places, where people could cover things up! Divert attention! DON’T LOOK BEHIND THEM!

But I still kept doin’ ‘em. I had no choice - Santa Astra was not a blank void. I kept doing backgrounds and practicing, practicing, practicing, sometimes on tight deadlines. By the time chapter 2 rolled around, I was feeling okay enough with them that sometimes I even eased off the cover-everything-with-people tactic.

By chapter 3 and chapter 4, I was hardly putting people in at all, if they weren’t necessary for a scene!

And now, I am happy to say that on the first page of chapter 5, I have hit my first panel where I am staring at it thinking “aw man, now I have to cover it with people… what a shame”.

(Shhhh… don’t tell anyone I showed you a sketch wip for next week’s page…)

Oh, but! Point being!! Don’t be afraid to do things that terrify you by folding them into other things you are more comfortable with, or mixing them into other goals that are more attainable. Telling a story is something I get excited about! Drawing a background? Not so much. But if I combine them, I can work towards both and improve all around.

So, if you have some things you aren’t feeling so great about, but then some OTHER things that get you super enthused… lean in on what makes you want to do this, and then drag the scarier option along for the ride. Soon, you might even start liking it, and it will be less of a burden. …and you can pick up new ones to lug along and improve!


Oct 16
sephiramy:

Chapter 5 of The Muse Mentor starts up again on Friday the 24th (yay!) and you know I’ll keep you posted on that, but do the comic’s pages just never seem to contain enough Esteban for you? If so, may I introduce you to (or remind you about) MANCALENDAR! Yes, Esteban is in Mancalendar 2015, as well as a whole heap of other great webcomic men! If you click that link there, or the one down below, it will tell you more about this calendar in detail.
I feel very, VERY lucky to be involved in this project! We’ve got about a week and a half to go for preorders, so please do take a look, and spread the word, if you’d be so inclined. Thank you!

Also pertinent over here, because 1.) mentions about when updates will resume, but also 2.) Esteban is in something!

sephiramy:

Chapter 5 of The Muse Mentor starts up again on Friday the 24th (yay!) and you know I’ll keep you posted on that, but do the comic’s pages just never seem to contain enough Esteban for you? If so, may I introduce you to (or remind you about) MANCALENDAR! Yes, Esteban is in Mancalendar 2015, as well as a whole heap of other great webcomic men! If you click that link there, or the one down below, it will tell you more about this calendar in detail.

I feel very, VERY lucky to be involved in this project! We’ve got about a week and a half to go for preorders, so please do take a look, and spread the word, if you’d be so inclined. Thank you!

Also pertinent over here, because 1.) mentions about when updates will resume, but also 2.) Esteban is in something!


Oct 2
Wow, 96 pages in! The Muse Mentor wraps its fourth chapter today, which is pretty wild, for me. Unfortunately, I will be taking a little 2 week break to get some other affairs in order, but the comic will be back after that with the start of chapter 5, the aptly-named Well-Versed!

As always, reblogs and spreading the word are SO appreciated, and thank you to everyone who has stuck with me so far! We are OFFICIALLY at the halfway point of the story (!!!) and I hope you’ll continue on with us to the end!

The Muse Mentor is a member of Countershot Press.get some sneak peek bonuses by supporting TMM on Patreon!

Wow, 96 pages in! The Muse Mentor wraps its fourth chapter today, which is pretty wild, for me. Unfortunately, I will be taking a little 2 week break to get some other affairs in order, but the comic will be back after that with the start of chapter 5, the aptly-named Well-Versed!

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As always, reblogs and spreading the word are SO appreciated, and thank you to everyone who has stuck with me so far! We are OFFICIALLY at the halfway point of the story (!!!) and I hope you’ll continue on with us to the end!

The Muse Mentor is a member of Countershot Press.
get some sneak peek bonuses by supporting TMM on Patreon!


Sep 25
We are operating under the better late than never excuse for The Muse Mentor this week! One hour and thirty six minutes late, to be precise. But hey!! There is only ONE MORE PAGE (aaaaaaa!!!) in chapter 4! Reblogs and spreading the word is always much appreciated.

The Muse Mentor is a member of Countershot Press.get some sneak peek bonuses by supporting TMM on Patreon!

We are operating under the better late than never excuse for The Muse Mentor this week! One hour and thirty six minutes late, to be precise. But hey!! There is only ONE MORE PAGE (aaaaaaa!!!) in chapter 4! Reblogs and spreading the word is always much appreciated.

The Muse Mentor is a member of Countershot Press.
get some sneak peek bonuses by supporting TMM on Patreon!


The update will run just a bit late tonight, everyone!

Probably not more than an hour. Sorry for the delay!


Sep 18
Can you believe chapter 4 of The Muse Mentor is almost wrapped? Maybe it’s just me who is surprised.

The Muse Mentor is a member of Countershot Press.get some sneak peek bonuses by supporting TMM on Patreon!

Can you believe chapter 4 of The Muse Mentor is almost wrapped? Maybe it’s just me who is surprised.

The Muse Mentor is a member of Countershot Press.
get some sneak peek bonuses by supporting TMM on Patreon!


Sep 11
* I actually had no idea, but I’m really happy if you do!! Speaking of people slinking back into The Muse Mentor though, right? This guy.

The Muse Mentor is a member of Countershot Press.get some sneak peek bonuses by supporting TMM on Patreon!

* I actually had no idea, but I’m really happy if you do!! Speaking of people slinking back into The Muse Mentor though, right? This guy.

The Muse Mentor is a member of Countershot Press.
get some sneak peek bonuses by supporting TMM on Patreon!


Sep 4
We are winding down to the tail end of chapter 4!! The Muse Mentor chugs on.

The Muse Mentor is a member of Countershot Press.get some sneak peek bonuses by supporting TMM on Patreon!

We are winding down to the tail end of chapter 4!! The Muse Mentor chugs on.

The Muse Mentor is a member of Countershot Press.
get some sneak peek bonuses by supporting TMM on Patreon!



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