And that’s all!
Well, not entirely – there’s an extra page at the back of the comic book. It’s a scan-in from a fictional high school science textbook that belongs to one of the film’s main characters – the astronaut Mike Mason’s son, Matt. It’s the page about the moon crabs his dad discovered, and he’s doodled all over it. (Yes, Robert and I wrote and designed an entire fake textbook page, then printed it out and I wrote and drew on it in-character. Lore even helped, providing the handwriting of the girl sitting next to him in class.) There’s also a cool wrap-around cover that you only saw half of here!
If you want a copy, you can still order one here, while they last! Each is hand numbered and I drew a little cartoon in the front cover.
Seriously, check out this photo from when they first arrived from the printers:
Man, when I opened that parcel it was basically the coolest thing ever, now you too can recreate that experience in miniature in your very own home!
Zunfa Comics return as usual this Friday, and we’re back to a Mon-Fri schedule, with Ephemeris chapters resuming weekly on Wednesday!
The story’s almost over! Just the denouement left now.
I was still using Illustrator when I drew The Catch of the Moon, so everything I was doing was using vectors. That means every line or effect had to be stored mathematically as equations and formulas, rather than as a bitmap like scalar images (as I now use in Photoshop).
Every time I drew that solar storm, my whole computer chugged to a near-standstill. There were a lot of particle brushes and thing involved in making it, and trying to render the whole thing each time was strenuous. I ended up rasterising (making into scalar graphics) it for easier editing whenever I drew it, which made it easier to edit once I’d gotten it right, too.