They say a person's characters will evolve over time. I thought, 'well, that's neat,' and decided to see if Max and Ruby had done any of this evolving. Unfortunately, they haven't changed much over the last ten years. Personality-wise, oh yes, definitely. But visually, not so much. I can see some subtle things from year to year - sometimes issue to issue - but there hasn't been anything really drastic.
Pre-comic: 2001 - 2002
CN:H was a series of short stories before it became a comic. Most of the drawings from this time were doodles and story covers. Main medium - Photoshop.
Version I: 2003 - 2004
The first version of the comic was sketchy and done on typing paper. Main medium - pencil.
Waiting: 2005 - 2006
The Prologue of the current version. Max and Ruby didn't show up until near the end of the Prologue. Main medium - color pencil to Prismacolor markers.
Issues 1 - 4: 2007 - 2008
More marker work. The full, marker color was dropped in late 2008 due to printing cost and wrist trouble. Main medium - Prismacolor markers.
Issues 5 - Present: 2009 - now
A Cintiq was bought in late 2008. Since then, the comic has been completely digital. Main medium - Photoshop.
Hopefully there will be more improvement as time goes on. While I'm doing the best that I can, I'd really like things to look better. It's still not quite what I want. Getting to where I want will require time, patience, learning, and practice. I am trying to do more with the facial expressions, especially the mouth. I really need to find a place for my mirror near the computer. It's hard to watch your facial expressions while drawing without one. *laughs*
"All the world's a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed."
-- Sean O'Casey