Sorry for the long break. Accept a new chapter of Kahlil as an apology?
If you want the support the comic, subscribe to the patreon above and get some cool rewards to go with it, or buy the comic! They come in High-res PDFs, with the original script and lineart to go with it. Only £1.99 (Low-Res) / £3 (High-Res).
If you can't afford to support the comic that way, consider telling a friend about it or sharing it online? I'd appreciate it.
Thanks for always supporting Kahlil. You can contact me here or at my twitter.
3 cool things.
During the colouring process for this chapter, I marathoned through about 40 episodes of The Adventure Zone. It's a Dungeons&Dragons Improv Comedy Show, it's my new favourite podcast and should be yours too.
While I pencil and ink Kahlil the traditional way, I colour and do the special effects digitally in Photoshop. It's almost entirely coloured using Kyle Webster's Oil brushes from his Megapack (with some help from some of the spatter and noise brushes). He recently released some halftone brushes which look pretty fantastic. Are you a person who wants to make comics? You probably also want to use Kyle's brushes too.
I took a 4 week long trip to Karachi, Pakistan between Jan and Feb and I absolutely adored it. It had been 6 years since I had last been and somethings changed and somethings did not. Starting my day off with this view everyday, never got old.
Starting today, I'm selling digital extended editions of Kahlil. Each chapter comes in a high resolution and low resolution version (Though I seriously recommend the High Quality version. Looks great on tablets.), Each chapter also comes with the original uncoloured lineart and the original scripts and maybe some bonuses too. Each chapter is £1.99 (Low-Res) and £3.00 (High-Res), though you can get the collections cheaper at £16 (High-Res) and £10 (Low-Res).
Chapter 07 is almost complete, but I'm experimenting with this one. It'll be released first on the store for sale and then for free on the site a week or two after. Expect to see it this month.
The comic takes a lot of work, so your support would mean a lot to me.
If you'd prefer to support another way, Kahlil has a patreon! You can support the comic for as little as $1 a month, whatever you can do, helps. Though if you decide to go up to $3 or $5 or more, there's rewards in it for you. original Photoshop documents, process videos, commissioned illustrations etc. Can't get them elsewhere.
And if you can't, share the comic, tell your friends. Helps more than you think.
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You'll see Behind the Scenes, work in Progress shots, scripts for the comic etc and even commissioned drawings if you'd like. You can be a patron for as little as $1, and you get different rewards as that number goes up.
I release the comic for free because I wanted as many people to read it as possible around the world. And so far that seems to be happening. So if you want to support that, I'd really appreciate it.
Another way to support the comic, is to share, share, share. Tell your comic-loving friend, tell your friend who's never read a comic, post on facebook or twitter. It honestly means so much.
And please, email me if you wanna talk about the comic. I read and reply to all of them.
And again - thanks for reading.
I'll try to not make a fool of myself.
And the comic was also featured on the French newspaper, Courrier International. Google Translate seems to suggest it says good things, so I'll go with that.
It's been a cool couple weeks. Keep an eye out as more cool things are coming. Amongst them, the next chapter in the beginning of September.
See you then.
Note: cross posted from my personal site but seeing as it's about the comic on this website that you're currently on - I thought I'd share it here too.
I thought I'd show where it is I make Kahlil, my comic about what would happen if Superman didn't land in Kansas – he landed in Pakistan. I've been working on it during free nights and weekends and these things make it a little easier to do.
A Couple of things to note about the workspace:
It’s exciting when you have an idea you think is good.
Even when that idea is as simple as, “what if Superman didn’t land in Kansas? What if he landed…somewhere else?”
This is the story of a boy crash landing in the south of Pakistan. It’s the story of a boy who grows up brown, South Asian and Muslim and finds out the world is a much bigger place than he ever thought.
And it’s the story of how he fits into that world.
This is a story I’ve been working on for a while now and there’s still twelve chapters to go. But this is the first part of the story and I hope you like it. You can tell me what you think on twitter or you can email me too. I appreciate you taking the time to read it.