Normally when I write a blog, I sit and think of an idea that I find interesting, write some notes and start typing. This one, however just came to me today. I was working on the pencils for Shield of Justice and I started to wonder about why I’m doing it in the first place. I don’t get paid for making the web comic, and it takes quite a bit of time to finish. I do some “product placement” where I live (I leave cards and ask to put a flyer for the web comic in comic book and book stores). I use social media, but it’s been a struggle to gain more followers (not that I’m complaining about the ones that follow now, thanks!). I asked myself the simple question: Why do I do it?
There are a lot of reasons why after I thought about it awhile, so I’ll just discuss my main reason: It’s fun. My time that I cut out of the day in order to work on my ideas mean a lot to me. Many other things happen during the day which I place a higher priority on, so I feel it means that much more when I can just sit down and CREATE. I enjoy how my ideas move from that to writing, drawing, inking, coloring and lettering because it came from me. I don’t know if anyone else feels even a little of this when they create what they love, but that is what inspires me to do more and more. I remember Stan Lee has said in a meet and greet I went to a few years ago that even if what you create doesn’t make sense to someone, do it anyway and see where it goes. I take those words to heart whenever I start to think about stopping.
Let me know what inspires you.
Now I have this game and God of War to play. They are both fantastic. I only started 5 minutes worth of play on this and it’s incredible. I like to compare video game play like eating a great meal, I want to savor it and not eat it quickly. I’m really taking my time with these two and in two weeks, Vampyre comes out so it’s about to be a slow burn…oh and I’m still working on my inks for Shield of Justice. All about balance.
Page 13 in the books. Time to relax, set up and repeat.
Inks are finished, now, my favorite part..Coloring
clean pencils, done. Ink work, started
stay tuned and be blessed.
I have so much to write about this topic, but I will keep it as short as possible. I am so glad that I am alive to see all of the comic book stories that I’ve grown up with over my short life come alive on TV, Netflix and Movies. I look at Youtube to see the reaction clips from upcoming movies sometimes, and it never ceases to amaze me how many people not just look forward for these movies, but actually get emotionally attached to them, it’s great to see.
Looking at how fast the new Infinity War trailer was posted into reaction mashups on You Tube, I was amazed to see others reactions, who dresses up for the trailer and their faces when they see their favorite characters come up. I always liked comics and seeing how far they’ve come now makes me a bigger fan.
The new episode of the Learning Curve is up and ready to listen, but it’s now on CastBox. If you have the free app, check under The Learning Curve and subscribe for monthly webcomics podcasts. If you don’t have it downloaded, well why not? Stop reading this, go download it and enjoy!