It is with great sadness that I must say goodbye to one of my characters from the first and only issue of the Captain Coastie comic book. Ensign Tara Martin, who appeared as a swamp monster in issue number 1, is no more.
So here’s what happens in the word of computers. First, time marches on. Tempus Fugit. Until recently, I had a full time job. My graphics work – Captain Coastie – was only a hobby (and still is, by the way). Second, technology changes. In my case, the character came from Poser 10, the 3D application I used for many years. However, as my Apple OS advanced forward, I did not keep up with the upgrades to the Poser software package. Why? For one thing, changed ownership. For another, the price jumped considerably. Unfortunately I was not able to port the figure over to Blender – my current 3D application of choice.
What this means is that the storyline from the first edition will not go forward. While I could “fudge it” and try to work around the missing character, I’m not confident it would read correctly. Instead, I think I’ll chalk up issue 1 as my “test the waters” comic.
The good news is not too many people have copies (I sold 5 on line and about 10 offline). The other good news is that I can start from scratch with new characters and a better story. I didn’t like that one anyway 🙂
Such is life when time and technology get in the way.
So I may consider doing another comic book. Any thoughts?