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Welcome to Pokemon Beta

The Trygon facility was made to create better Pokémon that can survive in their world, as species over the years have been dying out. Rymadanas, the head of the Red tower, desire Pokémon to become equals, with no weaknesses or be disadvantaged. Pokémon are recruited into the facilities by force if they lack the necessary amount of specimen.

The Trygon capture Pokemon and genetically experiment on them, and even themselves to achieve their goals. Those captured unwillingly are wiped of their memories, forcing them to obey without question. Some regions had seen the only way out is to urge their residents to undergo experimentation to keep families from being separated, and body counts low.

Opposition to the Trygon Organization has reached an all time pitfall. Only few pieces of land are still free of the shadow cast from the buildings. Is risky science the way to salvation? What is the root cause of Pokemon to be dying out? Unbeknownst to a Totodile, he would find the answers to everything...

March 24th, 2015, 10:49 am

A realization regarding chapter 8

So, I've gotten all of Chapter 8 sketched and its 30 pages. Making it the largest chapter by far, and I fear chapters will only get larger as the comic draws to its close.

Here's the problem I'd frightfully realized late at night in bed staring at the ceiling-
Linearting a page a day, 4 pages a week means in a month I will only be able to get 20 pages lined. Then, ohohohohoho, THEN, there's coloring. Which is so very very time consuming. (Generally speaking between 4-6 hours depending on a page) That will take just as much time. So...my point is.

I won't be done with this chapter until sayyyy May, if I work on it like a full time job. (I am apt to do that though)

It's funny though because I never really look at the grand scale of how much time is acceptable to spend on a comic. Maybe it's this slow for many. Maybe it's not.

I'm not trying to complain, I love making comics, now more than I ever have. Nor am I trying to ask for an excuse to dip the quality of my comic. (It's been in full color since its inception in 2010 because I am crazy and I like to challenge myself)
It's just that this sort of thing takes up a lot of my life, and if I didn't do this for all the right reasons, then I'dve given up long ago. (And I didn't always feel this way! There'd been times I debated if giving up on this comic would be smarter.)

Pokemon Beta is really a test, a larger test for me than I'll ever realize. And by the gods, if I finish it, I'll feel rather accomplished. Even if its a Pokemon comic. Its value is showing my commitment to my own craft, my improvement in drawing, comicking, story-telling...

It is my truest of hopes that by the end of this comic I'll surely ready to tackle real professional projects, (though to be honest the fact I'm only half-done I'm still looking to do that sort of work) and while I'l likely never shove it in a portfolio, I'dve gotten loads of experience out of it. (As well as kind fans who may continue to follow my pursuits-thank you all! It makes it worthwhile)

Thanks for reading this! haha, I know news posts are apt to not get any attention.

April 25th, 2014, 2:11 pm

One year older!

Today marks the 4th year of Pokemon Beta's Smackjeeves conception!
Aaah, if only it were on a Saturday, haha. I have to say I am glad I've been sticking with this, and I aim to see it to its ending! (Which by the end of chapter 6, we could be at the half way point, hmnh. Depends on how things go!)

Next month I'll be scripting chapter 7 while I ride out the remaining buffer of chapter 6. Suffice to say it's gunna be a challenge, considering I derailed my original outline for the plot. (Chapter 6 was going to originally be chapter 10! Haha wow the pacing would have been worse that way.)
To those of you people snoopy enough to dig around these neglected newsposts, the next chapter might be moving away from the facility again~ ;)

April 25th, 2013, 7:18 pm

The 3rd Birthday!

3 is such an important number, especially in this comic. You can find loads of threes and groupings of three. And after 3 months of waiting, more updates will come! (Hopefully continuously for three more chapters...!)

Thanks so much for your patience and here's to another 3 years!

April 28th, 2012, 8:57 am

2nd Birthday~!

Welp, I forgot to post on the 25th, but hey, this comic is two years in!
...it feels shorter than that, ahah. x'D

To anyone that reads this, and i assume you're a fan, thanks for sticking with me! I know the art hasn't been consistent at all, but that's what this comic has been for me. Experimentation!
Hahah, so in a sense, it is a comic about Pokemon experiments while I the author, experiment on art styles. So I herd u liek experiments.
Let's see how good I do until next year~

April 25th, 2011, 1:38 pm

Happy Birthday to Pokemon Beta!

Whooo~
A year and I finished...only one chapter.
I'mma see if I can do more than that this time around~!

Thank you readers for sticking with me!

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