I’m super-excited to announce a new feature that’s launching today for Patreon backers at $5 and up: behind the scenes pencils and inks.
In addition to posting the finished (inked and lettered) comics pages on the Split Lip site, selected stories in the archive will now also feature the in-process pages that artists sent me during the creation of the stories.
For each page with this behind-the-scenes material, you’ll see the finished, lettered comic page and have buttons to reveal the pencils and/or the inks. What I love about this is that it gives great insight into the artistic process and lets you see in detail how pages evolve throughout their creation.
I haven’t seen this feature on other webcomic sites (though let me know if it exists; I’d love to see how others do it), so I believe it provides a truly unique reward. If you want to get access to this bonus, plus all the other content that comes with it, support us at Patreon.
As of today, 29 stories in the Split Lip archive will have pencils, inks, or both added to them (that’s a total of nearly 600 pages of bonus material, and there’s more to come!) Here’s the full list:
|A Slip of the Tongue||5 pages||4 pages|
|Ashes to Ashes||14 pages|
|Beyond the Campfire Light||15 pages||15 pages|
|The Consequences of a Little Alone Time||7 pages||10 pages|
|Doll’s House||19 pages||17 pages|
|Eight Days Alone||13 pages|
|Face Blind||15 pages||15 pages|
|Fitcher’s Bird||17 pages||18 pages|
|Headin’ South||1 page|
|If You Get Close to Her, Kiss Her Once for Me||9 pages||19 pages|
|In Another Room||16 pages|
|Ingress and Egress||3 pages||3 pages|
|Last Caress||21 pages||15 pages|
|Live Through This||1 page|
|Lone and Level||28 pages||28 pages|
|A Mother’s Love||14 pages||1 page|
|Not Sleeping Well||11 pages||19 pages|
|Safe as Houses||9 pages|
|Se Perdre||19 pages||19 pages|
|Straw Gods||17 pages|
|Straw Men||20 pages|
|Termites In Your Smile||25 pages||25 pages|
|The Pieces of Meat||24 pages||24 pages|
|The Railroad Boy||8 pages|
|The Tree of Remembrance||6 pages|
|Where Have I Been All My Life?||12 pages|