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How I’m going to try staying in the saddle again

2016/08/08 12:00 AM

The problem I always seem to run into when I’m making comics is I get it in my brain that I need to finish a comic the same night I start it, so with my wrist issues I always set myself up for failure already. What I keep on telling myself and others is that if you spend only an hour or two a day working on a comic, even if you don’t finish it, that’s one or two hours more than you’d spent previously.

So, I’m taking my own advice, and spending one or two hours on comics every day. And it’s certainly changed my process a lot already — I’m thinking further ahead on the story and not worrying about getting a comic out the door right away, and for once I actually have a strip-by-strip breakdown script (although that’s more a result of how when I was first drawing #43 I recognized a story inconsistency due to my usual seat-of-the-pants story editing, and then realized I could rearrange some stuff to make certain things much more impactful and I wanted to figure out where what was #43 would now go in the story sooner rather than later).

Anyway! This is as good a time as any to plug my Patreon again, because patrons pledging $3 or more get to see the progress on comics as I complete a daily chunk of work! So, if you like seeing process and/or progress, that’s a good way to get at least a rough idea. And sometimes I post my breakdown scripts there, as I did for chapter 4!