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Notos 29th Jun 2014, 1:49 PM edit delete
Hey Autonoms, another week, another hiatus pack. Showing some roughs for Chapter 4's love scene. I've also worked out the dates for the rest of the summer hiatus, for those of you bored out of your skulls of production sketches, July 20th will be the last one, and when the more 'fun' filler material begins. Check it out;

Now until July 20 - Hiatus Packs
July 20 - Last hiatus Pack and Vote for Ask ____ Character
July 27 - Ask ____ Questions
August 3 - Ask ____ Answers
August 10 - Chapter 5 Title page
August 17 - Chapter 5 Start

Also a big thanks goes out to Nadja H. this week for donating! Nitro!

See you next time!
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Grall 29th Jun 2014, 2:15 PM edit delete reply
Heh . . . Vinnie looks really awkward in the middle sketch that "didn't make the cut". XD
Notos 29th Jun 2014, 5:00 PM edit delete reply
Then mission accomplished ;)
Bear 30th Jun 2014, 11:51 AM edit delete reply
I loved those ! Also the first one, where the big fella's erection got lowered for the finished panel B-)
bobbyjoeguy 30th Jun 2014, 2:14 AM edit delete reply
I thought the same thing. What was Galvin doing to him? Motor-boating him?!lol
Notos 30th Jun 2014, 12:13 PM edit delete reply
Transition pose from them sitting, Galvin pulling him up to what would have been Vinnie riding G's chest for a bj, to put it bluntly. That got scrapped for the 'montage' and the one of them laying, finished, got scrapped for what became Page 05.
BreinRott 1st Jul 2014, 1:56 AM edit delete reply
Or tummy kisses! Those are awesome =w=
Midnight Jake 29th Jun 2014, 3:57 PM edit delete reply
Liking the hiatus packages but it's a bit frustrating cause I really wanna see the story continue. At the same time, you're showing us behind the scenes stuff which I like.

And I know it's too early but I'd love to see Galvin or one of his team mates answer some questions in the weeks to come
Notos 29th Jun 2014, 5:05 PM edit delete reply
I hear ya dude. If I could run the comic continuously without breaks I would, it's a heck of a lot of work though.
I'll put the team mates up for vote, for sure. I'm not sure about Galvin and Vinnie though, as they are the main protagonists I'd like their "details" to unfold in the actual comic.
Studbud 29th Jun 2014, 6:12 PM edit delete reply
And we all really appreciate the hard work! Many many thanks! And I love the hiatuses, they give me a tease that makes waiting for the next chapter tolerable.
FrostTiger 29th Jun 2014, 7:28 PM edit delete reply
might be a little nice to get galvin and vinnie's perspective near the end of the comic though. also maybe some inside info from galena or mackie...or even big gold and his assisstant. that might make an interesting Q&A. really like being able to see all the work beforehand btw. you're doing awesome
Notos 29th Jun 2014, 8:23 PM edit delete reply
Well, I'll certainly think about it! Maybe I'll put Galvin and Vinnie up for options in future chapters, there is still a lot of stuff I'd like to reveal in the story first. As far as Galena, Mackie and Big Gold go, they will all be eligible. Basically all secondary and tertiary characters.
Sanbai 29th Jun 2014, 5:24 PM edit delete reply
At first I didn't really like the hiatus...but now I really look forward to them! I love little peeks behind this amazing, super-polished art - it reminds me that Casey is still a human being behind this god-like veneer of awesomeness...! ^^
Notos 29th Jun 2014, 8:30 PM edit delete reply
Well thanks, just trying to give a lil' something during the wait!
b3nc0 29th Jun 2014, 7:32 PM edit delete reply
Really like the ‘didn't make the cut’ bit ^^d
Thanks for the hiatus schedule b^^
Kuddos for doing well on the buffer b^^d
Notos 29th Jun 2014, 8:31 PM edit delete reply
I wasn't going to post the abandoned sketches at first, since they don't make very much sense floating with no scene or context, but figured they were kinda fun anyways.
Indeed buffer is going well, first day of cleans start today.
Admiral Jane 29th Jun 2014, 8:37 PM edit delete reply
Admiral Jane
I really enjoy these hiatus packs. Not only does it help make the time go quicker, seeing the process is super cool (Nitro!) And definitely thanks for the schedule update. :)
Notos 30th Jun 2014, 1:24 AM edit delete reply
Thanks glad you dig em, and that they make the wait easier!
PunkTiger 29th Jun 2014, 9:13 PM edit delete reply
*heh* "Sullivan Pike's Night Club" ... Now, there's a name I haven't seen in a while. I've heard that back in the day, he had an interesting way to fish. ;D

As always, thanks for the behind-the-scenes peek and schedule.
Notos 30th Jun 2014, 1:23 AM edit delete reply
He probably runs a pretty wild nightclub.
Isis Marie 30th Jun 2014, 12:53 AM edit delete reply
Isis Marie
Thanks for posting the hiatus schedule and I can't wait for the Q&A. The scenes that didn't make the cut were lovely to see. Keep on being nitro, Notos!
Rauron 30th Jun 2014, 6:40 AM edit delete reply
Oh gosh, rejected scenes, so goooood~
Notos 30th Jun 2014, 6:52 PM edit delete reply
glad you like em'!
Charkonian 30th Jun 2014, 2:20 PM edit delete reply
I have to say, I really like the look of Vinnie in the sketches as compared to his look in the final product. I'm a fan of simple art styles, and the whole beady-eye look in the sketches brings out his nervousness and his timidity all the more. Makes him even cuter, haha. Have you even thought about trying a less realistic eye design like that on one of your characters? It would go against the whole "real life" vibe you're portraying here, but for some reason, it FEELS like it could work, heh. I'm probably the only person that feels that way, though, lol.

And the backgrounds. Goodness. So much refinement, so many "little things" to catch your eye when you focus on any particular spot for too long. That's why I love this comic. There's effort in every corner.

You've made quite a fan outta me.
Notos 30th Jun 2014, 6:50 PM edit delete reply
Hey there! I can see where you're coming from, the beady 'dot' eyes have a cute look to them. Though I don't think I'll change style this late into the comic, I need to be able to show shifts in eye directions and stuff like that, especially with Vinnie who usually has a lot of internal dialogue and eye shifting. Thanks for the comment on BG's too, I try to put as much effort into them as the characters.
Rauron 1st Jul 2014, 4:40 AM edit delete reply
He reminds me a bit of Tin Tin, with that cute chubby face and those little dots for eyes. Definitely not the sort of thing that'll work now for the default art, but it'd be cool to see more fan art using that style (like Guffaw did).
Skatja 30th Jun 2014, 6:27 PM edit delete reply
Still such a cute love story. <3
Maybe because my personality is kinda like Vinnie's?
It is interesting to see the sketches, and then the finished product.

And of course you launch the continuation while I am away on Holiday! Boo!
But can't wait for it!

Go go! More NITRONESS!!!! :D
Notos 30th Jun 2014, 6:54 PM edit delete reply
Thanks and glad you enjoy it! And hey, you'll have something to read when you get back!
bronakopdin 30th Jun 2014, 11:13 PM edit delete reply
I really enjoy these behind the scenes more and more :) before I only saw them as background infos since I marathoned the whole comic, now they are like steady pals that make waiting so much easier and enjoyable! It's fun to see how details get shifted around from the sketches to the finals and being able to take a peek at those scrapped panels :)

thanks for the schedule! It's awesomely fitting for me since I'll be back from a 2 weeks holiday on Aug 17th :D
Notos 2nd Jul 2014, 3:27 AM edit delete reply
Well then, good timing! Thank again for stopping by :)
Boom 1st Jul 2014, 4:57 AM edit delete reply
First of all, I have super enjoyed the hiatus packs so far, and it seems like no time at all till the comic resumes!

I enjoyed seeing these particular roughs because the pages themselves are so dark, and here I could see their faces a li'l better, even in the dotty versions. It was nice to clearly see Gavin smiling at Vinnie, or at least looking amiable, even during the awkward bit.

I'm admitting I maybe read the comments like a weirdo to say i wish you a fun time with the cleans for the next chapter, and also that your backgrounds are seriously amazing and I feel a little bad for not commenting on them more. This entire comic is stunning and the backgrounds are beautifully designed and colored and the lighting is fantastic, not to mention the extra steps you go in animating some of the features.

Thanks for posting these care packs during the hiatus and for making Buying Time!
Rauron 1st Jul 2014, 10:23 PM edit delete reply
If reading the comments makes you a weirdo, then at least you're a weirdo with company.
Notos 2nd Jul 2014, 3:27 AM edit delete reply
Glad you've enjoyed them, it's been my pleasure to share them. And we're all weirdo's here, in one way or another!
Josephine 4th Jul 2014, 2:45 AM edit delete reply
I just gorged myself on the whole comic thus far a couple nights ago (Alex sent me!) and haven't been able to get it out of my mind since! I don't suppose anyone has written any fanfiction? I had no luck finding any on A03 or ff.net...
Notos 4th Jul 2014, 12:27 PM edit delete reply
Hey there, welcome aboard! I don't know about any fanfiction, I'm a bit of a stranger to that myself so I think if you havn't found any there probably isn't any. Thank for stopping by!
josbell975 14th Jul 2014, 4:45 PM edit delete reply
I told you I wouldnt post.
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