And Kirkee got super scary…
That’s chapter 11! There’s still a lot more to wrap up before the end of Book One. I hope you’re looking forward to chapter 12.
I didn’t post an update last week because I had a big gap where I couldn’t sit down to start inking. BUT now I’ve started inking. WHEE Comics are looking pree-tee damn good, if I do say so myself. There’s just one bit where I’m debating moving some comic pages around from the original order. It won’t affect the production schedule since I can just switch them around at the last minute once they’re done, if I so choose. I’m just trying to figure out what flows best for you, the dear reader, to absorb it and enjoy it.
I have the week off work so I’m using some of that time to work on art. I’ll keep you guys up to date.
I was going to publish this update on Monday, when I had just 8 pages left to sketch. But then I waited and yesterday I was down to 6 pages left. Then I waited again and now I only have one page left to finish sketching, plus sketch whatever the cover is going to be. Therefore, inking will most certainly be starting this weekend, which is very nice to say.
Inking can be either the easiest or the hardest part, depending on the panel (simple character shots are great, scenes with elaborate angles, backgrounds, etc will usually slow me down, mentally and physically).
I got more work done last week, but not as much as I would have liked. However, over half of Velharthis is ready for inking. I was camping on the weekend, so that bit into my art time, but it was very much worth it to get out and connect back with nature, even if I am now covered in mosquito bites.
I hope you all are doing well. To those in the northern hemisphere: how is your summer going? To those in the southern hemisphere: how is your winter coming along? I hope it is not too cold where you are.
I didn’t really get much work done on anything last week. I had a lot of in-real-life work to do that made me feel very lazy at the end of the day. I also ran into an issue with two pages, which I have solved by literally cutting up the pages and retaping them together in a better order. Sometimes, comics is more like crafting. Very amusing.
I’m almost halfway done sketching chapter 12, which is good. I’m hoping the second half comes along much smoother than the first half did.
Another week, another status update.
Our first full week without new comic pages, but I have 10 (of 28) pages sketched and ready to ink.
As before, I’ll finish chapter 12 completely before I start to post it. I don’t anticipate it taking as long to complete as chapter 11 did. And for those of you keeping score, the time between the end of chapter 10 and the start of chapter 11 was 4 months. Not an ideal gap, for sure. The gap between chapters 9 and 10 was only three months, and between chapters 8 and 9 a mere week (the preferred time gap).
All that being said, you guys seem to appreciate the status updates, so of course I’ll do them on a weekly basis until a release date is at hand. Also, I’ll try to get around to doing the character bios, as was requested. That one keeps slipping through the cracks