Today I worked on Page 10. I worked on tightening up the pencils and got to thinking about all the work that lay ahead. Ten pages is a good milestone to reflect on what’s been done so far and what still needs to be done. I started to wonder if there’s anything I can do to make the process go faster. I started sniffing around for tips on “how to make comics faster.” Reason being is that there are quite a few people I know, like and who seem to put out ten comics in the same amount of time I manage to put out one !! Well I came across a couple of tips but most of them it turns out I was already incorporating into my workflow. So, bottom line, I guess I just need to soldier on. Nothing to it but to do it! When Page 10 is done I’ll officially be 30% of the way finished. Wish me luck!
* 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.
- I finished inking Page 9. So I now have Pages 1 thru 9 and Page 12 inked. Don’t ask me why I inked Page 12 out of order, I just did, dammit! Don’t harsh my mellow! As far as Page 9 is concerned I can’t call it completely done because I have some work to do in Photoshop still. Not much. Then I have to send it off to be flatted, along with pages 7 and 8.
- I posted Page 9 on Patreon by the way.
- I went back to that damn script to see if I can get the page count down on the first issue. Right now it stands at 47 pages. I’ve done stories that were upwards of 40 to 50 pages before but that was mainly because I’m normally a meandering and undisciplined storyteller. Most of those 40+ page stories should have been half that. This particular story is fairly lean and to the point, which makes cutting the page count very hard. I think I’ve come upon a compromise where I can end the issue at page 37 and the one plot point that gets cut will have to wait till issue 2.