Blood Bound was put on hiatus, It had been going for 6 years and I was having problems. This was a one man gig, and with things in my life I was having problems making sure that Blood Bound was getting the attention it deserved, and as such the storys started to go in a downwards spiral (though I did love the one about the baker) The arc that Blood Bound stopped during was “Committed” this was to be a story about Jinni leaving treatment, and adjusting to life again, with the added changes of Christine and Sorrows getting married, and the political situation of her girlfriend being made to take up the mantle of her missing Mother, with all the expectations thereof.
It was failing, I was getting depressed with it, so I took time away. Sorry folks but there you have it. It just didnt do it for me. So I took time off, concentrated on my relationship with my wife and boys, started learning new skills, etc etc.
My wife and I now work together on the storyline for Blood Bound, and I am blessed to have her input, and to share some of the burden. So we took Commited, removed it off the bloodboundcomic server and started a new arc with a new story, one that we both are working on together. But in keeping with avoiding Jinni and Sassy inspired burnout It will for the foreseeable future be a once a week thing.
TLDR: Bloodbound went bye bye for a while, now is back
OK that was a question sent to me as a joke by a friend. But I have been asked why all the characters seem to be “white”. I dont like racial politics any more than I like sexual or orientation politics. As a rule I find politics to be distasteful and unworthy of my attention . But I feel that this may be one I have to address.
To start with, I am a New Zealander. That is the country of my birth, and while I do not live there I am proud to be a Kiwi. My background is a mixture of Maori and Scottish/English. My skin colour is a pinkish creme colour, my hair is brown and curls and my eyes are hazel.
Now that is out of the way lets get down to it.
WHY ARE THEY ALL WHITE?
The answer is simple. It works.
What do I mean? OK Its purely a technical thing. I find it easier to do contrast of shades and to highlight features on faces hands bodies etc if it is white. I have tried to have a darker skinned character (the catgirl assistant of Christine’s) who was to be one of the “Main Three” but working with that model was proving to difficult. I couldn’t put the time needed to have that one lit and shaded with the rest of the scene and maintain an output of comic at a speed I need.
So there you have it. they are white cos its easier to work with light and shade when I have a clear contrast.
If you look at coloured pictures you would also see that Christine is (what I am hoping is) creole. I am still working on the accent.