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Bodyguard End and Future?

Journal Entry: Sat Oct 21, 2017, 11:12 AM


Hello everyone! If you read Bodyguard (recently or way back), thank you so much! This is a journal mostly about that, and what the future holds for it.

If you were here the last time around, when I originally uploaded the comic, you might remember there was a sequel I began not long after the ending of the comic. Nothing ever came of it, because I got maybe 30 pages in before succumbing to the worst art block I've ever faced. It also didn't help that I hadn't planned the sequel well enough. It had no future.

That sequel is scrapped, but I do have other ideas now. There is a sequel I'd like to do, but there are a few questions that need to be answered before that.


No more comics?

I had a good time redrawing Bodyguard. I enjoyed updating the art and adding pages here and there, and I of course loved your feedback. However, the more I worked on it the more I realized I'm really not cut out to be a comic artist. It's just so much work, and it began feeling like a chore. I had planned to be more innovative with the redraw – break panel structure, do something interesting with it, pay attention to every panel and make sure everything looked great. In the beginning I tried, but after a while it just kind of fell apart.

Don't get me wrong. I love the comic format. I think it's a great way to tell a story. It's just that it demands so much, and I don't think I've got what it takes. I love drawing, and I love storytelling, but the two combined are a task that takes so much energy.

I might do a short comic or a few sometime in the future, of course, but full-length stories just seem like a task I'm not up for at the moment. Never say never and all that, but let's be real. :D



And here we get to the point. If there's going to be a sequel to Bodyguard, it's not going to be a comic. I just can't do it anymore. It takes more effort than I can spare right now, quite frankly. If there's a sequel, it will be in written format – you can see the style it would be if you look at the Bodyguard backstory I put up this week, Sins of the Father. So mostly text, but with a few illustrations here and there.

I'm not saying writing is easy. Drawing isn't, either. But when you can focus solely on one, it feels like such a relief.

So this brings us to you guys. I'm gonna need some opinions, and for that, I've put up a poll. Please leave an answer! :) There's no “maybe” option, because that’s honestly not a very useful one when thinking about how many are interested. If you're in the “maybe” camp, leave a comment and tell me what would affect your decision.

Take the poll!

See my front page if it didn't show up in your messages!

Please note that the sequel won't be a comic no matter what the outcome of the poll. Your opinions only affect whether it makes sense for me to spend time making a sequel in the first place. :)

Thank you everyone for reading, and go check out the awesome fan arts I've gotten here!

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If Bodyguard got a sequel in the format of "Sins of the Father," would you like to read it? 

16 deviants said Yes! I'd love to know more!
6 deviants said No, I prefer the comic format.



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CoyoTea9 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
I might be addicted to your Loki fanart.  Especially the hilarity ensues pieces.  Especially the Tony/Loki stuff.  It's awesome!
Berende Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, thank you very much! I guess there could be worse addictions than that... :D
whoknewboo Featured By Owner May 6, 2017
Happy Birthday!  You're Awesome!
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Berende Featured By Owner May 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw, thank you! :aww:
FoxandRabbitPress Featured By Owner May 6, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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Berende Featured By Owner May 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! All the cake, yesss!! :D
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You are welcome, and yes all the cake you wish Chitanda Smile Icon
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bhut Featured By Owner May 6, 2017
Happy birthday.
Berende Featured By Owner May 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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You're welcome.
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