iComics 2018! (No, it’s not dead!)

G’day! It’s been a while, but the reports of my death are greatly exaggerated. Mostly. 🤣

I’ll go into more depth in this post, but for starters, here’s a video I produced for the occasion. 😁

I’ve been toying with the idea of making dev videos for a while now. I had a lot of fun producing this one, especially because I’d never tried Final Cut Pro before. But on that same note, I had no idea what I was doing the whole time (and I’m sure it shows). Let me know if you want more. 😜

So to follow up what I said in the video, since basically the end of 2017, everything got completely crazy. My job at Realm ended, I did some contracting from October and I did some overseas job interviews at the same time. And eventually I ended up moving to Japan. And while moving to Japan has been awesome, it also basically meant was all this time has been spent getting set up: finding an apartment, furnishing the apartment, setting up a home office etc. 😰

It’s been nearly a year, but I’m finally back in a position where I can work on iComics. I’m so excited. 😁

So like I said in my video, I want to start streaming my work on Twitch. My apartment has a lovely gigabit connection, (something my fellow Australians would absolutely kill for) and I want to make sure it gets proper use. 😃

The absolutely first thing I have to do is get iComics running on iOS 12, so it looks nice and shiny on iPhone XS Max. I plan to stream that this weekend if I can. My Twitch channel is timXD. Please feel free to follow if you want to watch. 🙏

After that, my plan is to return to TOFileKit. While the repo might look empty, I’ve already done a lot of the work in iComics, so I mainly need to start pulling it out and seeing what breaks.

To parrot my video one last time, I’m really happy how this app has let me come. I know it deserves a lot better love than I’ve given it now. Hopefully from now I can make that happen.

See you again soon! :)


If you’re curious about where I got the Attack on Titan comic books up there, they were available as a Humble Bundle pack a little while ago. I highly recommend keeping an eye on Humble Bundle. There’s some fantastic things that appear on it! :D