100 Days of Making Comics….Day 1
Originally posted on DeviantArt
* For the next 100 days, for at least 30 minutes a day, I’ll be working on the first issue of my sexy, funny, action packed comic book The Blonde Marvel, which I hope to offer digitally and in print later this year. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
Well today, realizing that I’m seriously gonna pursue this thing, I decided it might be best if I re-organized my files so that I can access them quicker. Not very exciting, I know, but if you’ve ever searched for a file only to realize you can’t remember where you saved it last, then hell, we could be twins. Each page I’ve done so far has a Manga Studio file, a Photoshop file, an Illustrator file, a Jpeg, a black and white version, flat color version, full color version…you get the idea. So far I’ve been able to locate everything successfully with only a couple of minor hair-pulling incidents. But looking ahead I realize I’d better get each type of file its own folder. Freddie E. Williams, in his book The DC Guide to Digitally Drawing Comics, outlined a system for keeping each step of the production in different folders for quicker retrieval (and maintaining one’s sanity) and I merely tweaked that system for this particular project.
Thus far I have 9 pages of finished art (six of those are in color). I’ve made most of my finished art available on Patreon.
That’s all I want to write about for now. I don’t want to spend more time on journal entries than making comics, lol.
I appreciate any advice or comments.