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Cheetah Kid title without backround by CHAOKOCartoons
Hello peoples, the new Cheetah Kid post will be delayed to Saturday because FINALS blah blah blah you get the point by now. It's also because I'm doing something I haven't done with the comic since I was young for the next few updates and am still trying to get used to it. I apologize for all the recent delays but AAEEY! SCHOOL IS OUT SO I HAVE MORE TIME TO SPEND ON THE COMIC, THREAD BOUND, AND PROJECTS AND STUFF... YAAAAAY! I'll also be taking the GED, so if I pass I'll either go to college or stay at home doing art and begin doing commisions, or other stuff for the next 2 years (while going to adult school or something to get credits).

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In the meantime, I'm gonna reveal some concept and drawings for Thread Bound. Some of it is old and may be irrelevant now but why not show it to you?
Woven Concept 3
Thread Bound - Woven Concept 3 by CHAOKOCartoons
Just some more enemy concept I made awhile back. The bottom four where intended to appear in the Sandra and Woo world. The top three are a combination of an idea that I had made and :icondavidbrazao: had come up with. He has also been helping me come up with other Woven designs.
Pete form 2 Boss Battle
Thread Bound - My Game, My Rules by CHAOKOCartoons
This is a recent drawing I made to have an idea of how this boss fight would play out. It features Taylor, Peanut, Trace, and King (as a boss exclusive companion) fighting against multiple tricky spells that Pete casts. The fight takes place on the U&U table seen in the "Dog Days of Summer" arc in the Housepets! comic. This fight is probably one of my most anticipated boss fights to make, along with a few others, because of how distinct it is from other boss fights. There is one that still tops this one in my mind... anyway, I plan to get to coloring this soon.
Taylor in a Sora Costume
Thread Bound - Taylor's Sora Costume by CHAOKOCartoons
As most of you know (or have probably guessed), Thread Bound is heavily inspired by the game Kingdom Hearts. Because of that, I designed a possible costume that resembles Sora's outfit, but in Taylor's palette. Whether or not I put this in the game is not set in stone, nor is the chance of me putting in the keyblade in the drawing in the game as a weapon for Taylor.
Peanut, Cloud, and Lucy's Final Fantasy Costumes
Thread Bound - Peanut, Cloud, and Lucy FF Cost by CHAOKOCartoons
Much like the how I made a KH costume for Taylor, I made some designs for Final Fantasy outfits for some of the party members. The only ones I have drawn are Cloud's Cloud costume (what, expecting a Squall one?), Peanut's Wakka costume, and Lucy's Tifa costume. As I said for the Sora outfit, I am currently unsure if these outfits or weapons will be in the game.
The First Cover Art Design
Thread Bound - First Cover Design by CHAOKOCartoons
This was one of the first drawings I had made for Thread Bound before I decided to even make the game (about 8 months ago). These where the only characters I had planned for the game: Peanut, Trace, Cloud, Lucy, and Cheetah Kid... shows how many web comic I used to read :P . Fun fact: Peanut and Trace where supposed to be the only companions who could follow you through worlds. They and Taylor where the main three characters (again, you can see the strong influence of KH). Eventually, I decided that that would be unfair to the other web comics so I made them regular companions. ANOTHER FUN FACT: Because I thought of the fairness of web comics, I actually considered making Cheetah Kid a summon since I didn't want to make it seem like I was giving too much priority to my own comic. In replacement of his companion slot, I considered making Eyesight from :iconstu-jojo: 's Housepets! fan comics Housepets! 1X and Eyesight. Eventually I made Cheetah Kid a companion again and am currently considering making Eyesight a summon (if Stu will allow it. I was actually meaning to ask him very soon).
It is very unlikely that this will be the final cover, considering that I've been thinking about other designs for the cover as of recently.

Welp, that's all folks! Until next time... I'da know, do things?

-Chaoko




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:iconstu-jojo:
Stu-Jojo Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Eyesight as a summon? I don't mind at all! You can use him if you want ;)
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D-Rock92 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Good luck with school!

Liking those enemy designs. Honestly, the spider ones reminded me of the spider robots from the Chemical Plant zone in Sonic 2.

The battle against Pete seems like a cool one, and it raises the question, will other boss fights have exclusive partners?

Liking the alternate costumes, actually. I was also thinking of giving Cloud a weapon based on the Buster Sword. Problem came from the fact that he uses katanas, so I thought about making one that slightly resembled it, like with Materia slots. Also thought of the name for the sword, Mercenary, since Cloud was supposed to be in SOLDIER. Thing is, I've yet to play FF7. Seen the movie, and got a hold of a ROM of a Famicom demake of the game.

And speaking of weapons, how many do you need me to make for each character? Just sketched up a few for Trace and Cloud.

Cover looks pretty cool. Kingdom Hearts influences are rather obvious.
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CHAOKOCartoons Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, other major boss fights will have exclusive companions, there may also be some story segments that have exclusive companions, I'll release info on them later...

For these costumes, the weapons would still be for the character, they just wouldn't be like the other weapons the character has. Mercenary would be a good name for it, considering that it's not directly saying what the weapon is. 

I was thinking that we should make at most 10 weapons for each character, the tenth one being their ultimate weapon.

Yep, that's why I probably wont be using this cover (other than the fact that it only has six of the party members)Giggle
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:icond-rock92:
D-Rock92 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Watch as soon as you mention King being a temporary companion on the forums, people will beg for him to be fully playable. Have an idea regarding that. Maybe make him and the other boss-only companions new game+ only, and them just being there not having true lines. Marvel Ultimate Alliance did something like that.

That sounds like a good idea regarding the costumes. That actually fixes the dilemma of either having individualized weapon sprites or alternate costumes. I guess you mean that regardless of equipped weapon, it will appear as whatever the costumes weapon's is? That way, both ideas can be used, with the individualized weapons only appearing on default costumes.

Alright, so I need to keep track of how many weapons I've made now.

So any ideas regarding a new cover?
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CHAOKOCartoons Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Oh yeah, I haven't published anything on the HP! forums for a while XD . I see what you mean, I think there will be an epilogue so you can go back and do things you didn't do before the last boss. In that time, I guess I could have it to where you can have all the exclusive companions you've met join your party.

I was thinking more on the lines of equipping a weapon and the costume changing because of the weapon, that way you can't have a costume without the weapon. Basically, the weapons are also costumes... and now I have to create costumes for each weapon.Oops! Giggle 

I have made a new cover design, but I don't know if I should release it. There are a few OC characters that are on the cover that would be very confusing and would bring up many a question. I suppose just leaving questions is good too though... I might release it later.
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:icond-rock92:
D-Rock92 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Alright, that sounds good. Do you plan on these exclusive companions to also have sets of weapons, or will they stick to one only? Also, will there be more side quests unlocked after the final boss is beaten? I never really liked when games would be beaten, and continuing would restart you right where you last saved, usually right in front of the final boss, with nothing else to do on that file.

So a costume per weapon, so roughly 90 costumes?! Yep, sounds like a lot of work, but sounds cool. So...still want a katana resembling a Buster Blade, or a straight up Buster Blade?

Well, Kingdom Hearts had three original characters on the front, so it could still work. Up to you on that.
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CHAOKOCartoons Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
The exclusive companions will only use one weapon. I'd imagine there will be, because some of the secret bosses are tied to story arcs in comics. Actually, weather or not you continue after you beat the last boss may depend on the ending of the game you get. There are three endings I have planned (and maybe a secret one but that's irrelevant), but two of them result in the story literally being over. I have had an idea on how I could continue those endings, but even for one of them I don't think it would matter. I do also plan to have additional content made after making the game and a possible sequel so I don't wan't to have too much story in the epilogue.

Yeah, perhaps we should make six each (except for Taylor because most of his are world themed)...
A similar Katana would be the best way to go, considering my ideas for who has what FF costume don't always fit weapon wise.

True that, I guess I'll release it soon then. The one I currently have may also not end up as the final one anyway.Giggle 
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:icond-rock92:
D-Rock92 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Alright, nice to hear that there may be more than one ending.

So six, that should be much easier to come up with weapons. I did notice that Taylor's spear resembled a broom in the concept art here. That'll be fun. I do have one more sketch for him at the moment, I'll get to work on it soon.
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CHAOKOCartoons Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
"BROOM IN YOUR FACE!" XD 
Great! Can't wait to see it!:D (Big Grin) 
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