Heart of Millyera - Page 7

Heart of Millyera – Page 7


Jess CateBy Jess Cate6 October 2015

And so it goes up with minutes to spare! Life really kicked me in the health and time shins immediately after we launched the comic with a variety of fun (Trip to New Zealand!) and not so fun (Back injury!) events that made it hard to make as much progress as I wanted.

This page really kicked me in the butt too, I’m pretty new to detailed backgrounds and landscapes and I threw the colours out and started them again half way through because they were so dull and lifeless. Although I think it could still be better I’m ultimately glad I did. 🙂

Tune in next month to find out more about this mysterious watery location!

– Jana


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Heart of Millyera - Page 6

Heart of Millyera – Page 6


Jess CateBy Jess Cate5 September 2015

Here we leave you on a cliff… hanging. Right now you must be wondering what has just happened. Don’t panic, the answers are coming in the next instalment.

See you next time!


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Heart of Millyera - Page 5

Heart of Millyera – Page 5


Jess CateBy Jess Cate5 September 2015

As soon as I read the script for panel one, I knew how I wanted to draw it. It’s probably my favourite panel of the comic so far. Conversely, panel four was an absolute pain in the butt and I’m still not entirely happy with it. There is a concept though that I’ve taken from the web design world (my day job) to try and keep me on track. ‘Done is better than perfect’.


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Heart of Millyera - Page 4

Heart of Millyera – Page 4


Jess CateBy Jess Cate5 September 2015

Jess and I have been working on these pages for almost a year now and I put a lot of pressure on myself to make the right design decisions in these first 6 pages. We will hopefully be working on and with these characters for the next couple of years at least so I really wanted to make sure I was happy with the character designs.

Gil’s came together pretty easily but I drew 3 pages of Ida before deciding that her outfit just didn’t work and decided to go back through and redraw her again. I have already developed a love/hate relationship with her forward slanting top hat and the perspective challenges it creates, but in the end it was the right thing to do. 🙂

– Jana


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Heart of Millyera - Page 3

Heart of Millyera – Page 3


Jess CateBy Jess Cate5 September 2015

Ida chases the mysterious figure until she finds a door is flung closed, and locked, in her face. From behind the door comes a hideous growling.

Gilbert Clock, Ida’s friends and fellow student is pleading with his friend via the portable radio device (which he invented)!

Despite the terrifying sounds that are being issued from behind that door, framed in its window is the innocent-eyed face of a small, green-haired nymph. What could possibly be so terrifying about her?


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Heart of Millyera - Page 2

Heart of Millyera – Page 2


Jess CateBy Jess Cate5 September 2015

Ida is revealed! But who is the mysterious figure?!

Ida went through quite the costume design process, I can easily and have burn many hours researching other amazing steampunk artists and historical references. Much of the world of Heart of Millyera world will be visually influenced by 1900s Australia. A lovely friend who works there introduced me to the State Library of South Australia Digital collection and their Flickr Account which is an absolute amazing gold mine of reference and interesting history!


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Heart of Millyera - Page 1

Heart of Millyera – Page 1


Jess CateBy Jess Cate5 September 2015

Welcome. Our story begins in the dead of night, as Ida Blaker sprints through the darkened halls of Flora Cove University. Who is she chasing after? Why are they fleeing from her? The answers, I assure you, are to be found on future pages of Heart of Millyera.

I hope you enjoy the very first glimpses of our webcomic. Please join us for our next instalment.

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