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  A Pearl from PatreonJul 06, 2016 8:01 PM PDT | url
 
Added 1 new A* page:Here's a watercolor painting I made for a reader as their monthly reward for supporting A* through my Patreon campaign : D :
 
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It was also secretly a trial run for an early concept of The Pearl, the planet in which the adventures of the last several episodes A* have taken place. But heck if it didn't turn out to be a pain to get all those little ridges and trenches to look like they were mapped onto a sphere in perspective! : P And anyway, when it was getting close to the time to paint the actual planet at the beginning of episode 28, it occurred to me that really advanced construction would smooth out the surface—and thus the unbroken lustrous surface (and the name of the planet!) we got in the comic was born:
 
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Also, it was slightly less of a Death Star rip-off this way. : P
 
But probably I never would have figured all that out—or even had the chance to : P—if it hadn't been for all the folks supporting the comic through Patreon. Thank you! : D
 
 
 
 
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