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Life is like a camera. Just focus on what's important and capture the good times, develop from the negatives and if things don't work out, just take another shot.

Hello, my name is เจสัน บราวน์. That's Jason Browne in English. There are many pages like this one, but this is mine.

I take photos, usually of adorably cute plastic figurines I find around Asia.

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Reboot - page 3 by jbrowneuk
Reboot - page 3
In which we see Paige for the first time in approximately three years.

Previous page: Reboot - page 2 (splash)
Next page: not complete as of yet.




I’ve had a few questions asking me why Sandy got out of her car, left her flat and got a bus to go and drink coffee alone.

The answer is that Sandy and Paige are two different characters. While I thought that the two characters were quite visually distinct - I’d even gone so far as to give them different outfits so that even their silhouettes stood out from each other - it seems there’s still some confusion over the two girls. I'll write a journal post on this shortly.

Also, I put a lot of effort into that bus, then realised I couldn't fit it all in the panel. That's a bit sad.
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Due to work-related issues, I will have to scale back on the progress I am making on my comic.

While I appreciate the fact that it has only been three pages since I restarted it, I don't want to add any extra stress to what is going to become an exceptionally difficult few weeks at work. I know I've said I don't have a comic schedule but I still thought I should mention the fact that I'm going to have to take my focus off the comic for now.

I'm not at liberty to say anything about what the problem is, other than the fact it isn't something that I've done - all I can do is ask that you bear with me for the next few weeks as I hopefully get some form of resolution to the situation. I thank you for your patience and understanding on the matter.

That said, I do have the third page almost ready, and I will try and pick up the pieces during my free time.
Some people have been asking me about the stylistic choices I made for the first two pages of my comic, so I would like to take a few moments to answer the most common questions I getting. I’ll be completely honest with you: I didn’t expect anybody to be reading it this early on – let alone asking questions – so a lot of the art is still evolving as I figure out the best way to do things.

Anyway. Questions. Here goes.

Why reuse the Sandy Saturday universe?

This one comes up from time to time. I had the opportunity to start afresh, build a new set of characters, start a new story - but I didn’t take it. I had a perfectly good world and some decent characters already, so I wanted to build upon them and see where I could take them. Additionally, the main characters from the Sandy Saturday universe regularly come up as NPCs in games I play - most of the time without my input. In fact, the IRC bot that oversees the table top games I play with my closest friends is based on one of the main characters from the series.

When and where is the comic set?

Present day(ish), winter time, Oxford, United Kingdom.

Why have you gone for a realistic look to your comic?

When I was young, I tried drawing comics with an overly simple style, and slowly moved onto comics with a more pronounced fun and whimsical style after that; however neither of these styles really made me feel proud of what I’d done. During University, I had to make some more realistic artworks for a coursework project - an interactive cooking tutor application which taught people how to bake a chocolate cake. It didn’t turn out very fancy, but I realised that if I pushed myself, I could make surprisingly realistic-looking graphics while still enjoying myself. Since then I’ve been working on improving my skills and even got hired into my current job because of my abilities to draw realistic images using vector graphics. I wanted to see how I could use and grow my skills in this comic.

How would you describe the story arc?

“Slice of life.”

Why is Sandy driving a Fiat 500?

I have a die-cast model Fiat 500 that’s about the same scale as my Figma figures, so I can actually pose the figures with the toy car, take a photo and then use that photo to compose a panel on my comic. It’s fun :3

Why that number plate?

It is a combination of the three example letters given on the Wikipedia entry for UK number plates, and something that looks like ‘rage’. ‘SMR’ could be read as “some more”, so the plate could be read as “rage some more” at a stretch. This number plate may actually exist - I have not looked it up - and if it does, it would a Reading-licensed plate purchased between September 2013 and February 2014 (it says on Wikipedia).

Red and green petrol pumps haven’t existed in the UK since blah/Sandy is using the wrong side of the petrol pump/random continuity errors here.

Shush. I know.

What’s the song used on the page 2 splash?

You’re exempt from the competition if you view this, but the song can be found here: youtu.be/P8matN61jFY

That’s enough audience questions for tonight! Keep them coming if you have any more.
Reboot - page 2 (splash) by jbrowneuk
Reboot - page 2 (splash)
It's a splash page. It doesn't advance the story.

Previous page: Reboot - page 1
Next page: Reboot - page 3
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Reboot - page 1 by jbrowneuk
Reboot - page 1
It's begun.

Next page: Reboot - page 2 (splash)

I've put in about a month's worth of work into this page - mainly learning techniques and getting feedback from my friends on what to improve - and I'm really happy with it overall. A few minor quibbles, but I won't point them out. Problem now is that I've set the bar really high for future pages - hopefully I can keep it up!

Speech font is Futura Handwritten by Billy Snyder.
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MewAsumi Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
glad to see you're back and doing better :meow:
and thank you for the watch :iconyuihugplz:
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jbrowneuk Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist
No, no, thank you. Your message was one of the things that brought me back.

And no problem, I was browsing your gallery and liked your artworks :)
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ianguffogg Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for joining us at :groups: toyphotographyhub.deviantart.c… :groups:
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jbrowneuk Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist
You're welcome - thanks for the invite.

I've been a bit inactive recently, but I'll start contributing soon.
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ianguffogg Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
No worries, whenever you can, we're an easy going lot :)
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