Today I discovered a very stupid mistake I made last night when I was creating the first full page panel of the next chapter of Wall Street Hijack. You will recognize this situation: working passionate on your drawing late at night even though the grown up person in the back of your mind is telling you that it’s bed time.
Just like you, I discovered my mistake this afternoon when I headed to my digital drawing board to give my panel the finishing touch.
I started Manga Studio and hit the menu option to open the story I had named chapter 2. To my surprise there was no chapter 2. A moment of an adrenaline rush. Of course I calmed myself down very fast because I was convinced that I would find it in my well organized map structure on my hard drive.
Luckily I found the page that I by accident had given the name of the chapter. However, I did not create a story at all. Just a single page.
I really was convinced that I had created a story last night! This was the first time that this happened to me, thus it was the first time that I had to find out how to create that story file and then get my page into it.
Believe it or not but I got stuck on this in the first moment, though the solution to this problem is very easy. At least if one does not think to complicated.
A story file in Manga Studio has the extension .cst while a page has the extension .cpg ! It’s not that this information is of much use here, but if you are looking on your hard drive for one of those files it’s probably good to know this extensions. If you are curious you may find it interesting to know that CST stands for Comic Story and CPG for Comic Page.
Yes, in the past Manga Studio was called Comic Studio. Anyway, I had to figure out how to get my page into a story. You can see how this works in this little video I made on the fly, while I was solving my little problem: