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KEY: FROM 2007 TO PRESENT
Before 2007: During the summer of eighth grade, my brother read Megaman sprite comics online. He eventually found the Order of the Stick, which then introduced me to OnlineComics. From there, I started reading a ton of comics.
2007: Freshman year, I decided I wanted to make my own webcomic. My first story was The Phoenix Blade --a LoTR wannabe that was an epic 5 chapters long. After writing half of the entire script and drawing the prologue twice, I decided to scrap it in favor of Key.
Feb 7th, 2007: I drew the first few pages, made a website and got it online on Feb 7th of 2007. I was in the middle of my high school sophomore year then.
Key started out as a little 5-volume adventure story. Feynius didn't exist. Jerlorn has no personality. Ki was goody-goody two shoes that loved helping people for no reason whatsoever. Chris was stupid and a redhead ...and Valeni, well, hasn't changed too much. Varian was just evil for the sake of being evil. Nobody had any parents or past either.
2008-2009: In junior and senior year, I seriously thought over the story and script. Backstories were created, existing characters were solidified, and new ones created. The plot also expanded substantially.
2009-2010: With the changes I made to the story, I realized the beginning no longer held up. I rewrote the introduction and began to redraw the first few chapters, for the story to still make sense. Chapters 1 and 2 were redraw here.
2011: Hiatus Burned out with the exciting, but tiring, new information I was learning in real life. I began working closely with a creative team to come up with pitches for television and film, both animated and non-animated. I also learned about the anime industry and how much it costs, where the animation was done, how marketing worked, etc. I decided to put Key on hold to focus on my other comic, The Adventures of Shan Shan.
November 28th, 2012: Off hiatus. Starting with the new Chater 3! Also, redid the website for improved functionality.
I remember starting this endeavor knowing nothing whatsoever about writing or drawing comics. (Paneling is a word? What's character development? Oh pfft, who needs backstory. LOL)
So I guess, Key is in a sense an embodiment of my elevation as a writer and artist.
In all honesty, I don't think Key will ever be one of the best stories I have or will write. But at the same time, it is also my "first-born" story, if you will. So I definitely would like to finish it. There are characters that are dear to me, and it would be a shame if they never exist on page.
So here's to hoping I can finish! Hope you enjoy!