Tomorrow/Tonight (depends where you are) I will be publicly posting the next page of PRS on SJ. You'll notice something has changed. In fact- you might look through some previous PRS pages and see changes! Tomorrow's page will be posted at a larger size than I have in the past. This decision was made after posting the page here on Patreon- but future page on Patreon will be uploaded at the new size!
Ever since I started reading MTMTE I've noticed how much happens in the comic in such a short amount of time. And then I looked at PRS and how slowly things have progressed.
I came to ask myself 'how can I make things move faster' - and I found that the answer wasn't 'make more pages faster'- it was to use the space on each page better! But that brought another issue: How can I make the most out of each page?
I've been looking at other comics to see how much goes into each page- especially when it comes to paneling. PRS has had many many pages with few panels. In the past, I thought it was because my pages were too small for more panels- but in reality, ratio wise- it's the same as comics like MTMTE. So what was causing the problems?
Then it hit me: The text bubbles. I always leave a lot of space for them because I always want to ensure that the text is legible. Late last chapter after Bern is saved and Talon/Mist show up, you notice that there's a lot more going on in those pages- that's what I'd like to do more. Yet- it suffered because the text had to have been made small to make it happen.
So what's the solution? I will no longer be scaling down pages to 600x900- now they'll be 800x1200. This will allow me more freedom to put more on each page without worrying about the text bubbles being hard to read when scaled down.
I've changed all pages from 05-16 onward to the new size. I haven't replaced the pages on DeviantArt or other sites that may host PRS yet- only Smackjeeves has been updated. The others will be updated at a later date. Unfortunately, all pages made prior to that are stuck at 600x900 until I can remake them.
Wait- did you hear that right? Yes. Yes you did.
Starting in the near-ish future I'll be remaking the older PRS pages. Why? Well, even if PRS IS a for-fun project, I want it to look nice. So when I can, I'll start remaking 1-2 pages a month to avoid interfering with the regular updates.
Updates to the site layout will be made to accomodate the new page size.