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.

Aug 7

despicableplankton said: Man, Sam’s kind of a butt.

The newest debate topic here on weekly hotspot The Muse Mentor tumblr:
Is Sam A Butt?

BONUS: If Not Sam, Who IS A Butt?


This week’s The Muse Mentor is a juggernaut of mixed genres: comedy, drama, dramedy… uh… culinary… hmm… crowd scenes? (That’s not a genre.) Uhh… science fiction… buddy movie…?

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

This week’s The Muse Mentor is a juggernaut of mixed genres: comedy, drama, dramedy… uh… culinary… hmm… crowd scenes? (That’s not a genre.) Uhh… science fiction… buddy movie…?

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


Aug 3

Sunday Spotlight: The stages of pages

countershotpress:

Hello! It’s Amy - I’m back. I thought this week I would show you the ridiculous (but, I suppose standard) process my pages go through! Read on, my friends.

I start with some really messy thumbnails. No, like… really messy thumbnails.

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Only I can decipher these things, really. But they are just to give an idea of where things are set up AND, believe it or not, I can ink right over ‘em. Observe:

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See? No penciling stage. I’m familiar with my scratchy sketch mess, we have a good relationship. After this, I send the page off to the workshop, also known as my sister kayzig (whom I highly recommend you check out! she makes comics and art, too!) who will put in some preliminary flats for me. I am terrible at setting up flats, so having her along on this step is the only way the page ever makes it on time.

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Of course, I still go in and fill in the colors to my liking afterward, as you can see here:

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Once I have the palette set up and the colors are all (more or less) correct, THAT’S when I can shade, get the speech bubbles in the right place - by the way, important suggestion, DON’T wait until this step to set up speech bubbles from scratch. I DO go in and make sure everything will fit into its proper panel when I first set up thumbs. Make sure you know where those bubbles are going from the get-go. It saves headache. D’oh - anyway! - color the linework, and add all the finishing touches and color adjustments that make a page!

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Voila! Ready to be posted. I hope this has been educational! Or at least funny. If you don’t think it was funny, scroll back up and look at the thumbnail stage, again.

GIF WARNING BELOW for a little animated frame-by-frame:

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So hey, I had the Countershot Sunday spotlight, today! I know some of my long-time followers have already seen how the comic comes into being, but if you’re new (or just want to see it done on a newer page), you can check this out!


Jul 31
I’m sure it’s something good! His expression says it all. Click through to The Muse Mentor if you’d be so curious!

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

I’m sure it’s something good! His expression says it all. Click through to The Muse Mentor if you’d be so curious!

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


Jul 24
Tonight’s The Muse Mentor was finished juuuuuust as it needed to be posted! I would say that’s tremendous luck, but also very stressful, and I will not be cutting it THIS close again any time soon. …I hope.

The Muse Mentor is a member of Countershot Press.

Tonight’s The Muse Mentor was finished juuuuuust as it needed to be posted! I would say that’s tremendous luck, but also very stressful, and I will not be cutting it THIS close again any time soon. …I hope.

The Muse Mentor is a member of Countershot Press.


Jul 18
sephiramy:

Thank you, Weird Al, for giving me a version of this song that I can listen to (and that Esteban can appreciate).


I forgot to reblog this here - and it’s really more relevant here, than anywhere.

sephiramy:

Thank you, Weird Al, for giving me a version of this song that I can listen to (and that Esteban can appreciate).

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I forgot to reblog this here - and it’s really more relevant here, than anywhere.


Jul 17
themusementor:

Ashley is either being helpful with the cooking by acting as a sentient smoke alarm, or there is a gremlin behind the smoking pot! Only clicking through to The Muse Mentor will unveil this mystery.

The Muse Mentor is a member of Countershot Press.

Just kidding, this is now REALLY up! Sorry for the short delay on that, Comicpress and I are sitting down and having a serious one-on-one talk, right now.

themusementor:

Ashley is either being helpful with the cooking by acting as a sentient smoke alarm, or there is a gremlin behind the smoking pot! Only clicking through to The Muse Mentor will unveil this mystery.

The Muse Mentor is a member of Countershot Press.

Just kidding, this is now REALLY up! Sorry for the short delay on that, Comicpress and I are sitting down and having a serious one-on-one talk, right now.


buttart said: hey bb the new page isn't appearing for me

Aaah, hi Lily, thank you! It looks like for some reason Comicpress’s internal clock is like 8 minutes behind mine (???), so the page hasn’t actually updated, yet. I will reblog once it goes up in a minute, and I’ll have to work to fix that out for next week. Sorry, everyone!


Ashley is either being helpful with the cooking by acting as a sentient smoke alarm, or there is a gremlin behind the smoking pot! Only clicking through to The Muse Mentor will unveil this mystery.

The Muse Mentor is a member of Countershot Press.

Ashley is either being helpful with the cooking by acting as a sentient smoke alarm, or there is a gremlin behind the smoking pot! Only clicking through to The Muse Mentor will unveil this mystery.

The Muse Mentor is a member of Countershot Press.


Jul 11

yattafactory said: After reading through the last few pages, do muses have issues with notions? Or vice versa? Are notions at the lower end of the social class? Is there even a social class in Muse Mentor?

sephiramy:

I put together a couple of pages (in order of appearance) that might help give a good idea of how this works within The Muse Mentor! There isn’t necessarily a STARK social class, and you’ll notice some characters conform to it more than others, but I think reading through, it does paint a bit of a picture.

Basics on muses.

Basics on notions.

Implications of things.
(There are a few parts in the comic where you can catch this, but I won’t link ‘em all. You’ll find ‘em if you know what to look for!)

Ascension!

Twins.

The entire perception of it really does seem to work better when done in a straight-through read, which is why it’s sometimes a bummer to only do one page a week, but I gotta do what I gotta do, and I hope it’s still enjoyable all the same. Thanks for the question!

This would be a good thing to dunk over here as well, come to think of it!