Happy belated 2019 everyone. It has been too long since I’ve sat down and actually had time to write a blog with some significance or what I felt was on my mind to share. I have been working on my web comics for 8 years and I can say that it has been a great time for me. I love learning new ideas about making them, from the technology to the style that I use in my art. It also is a great way for me to relax and cope with stress before I start my morning. I normally do some type of art work before heading in to work, and it helps me to focus. With that being said, there are some downsides to making my web comics, and my biggest one comes up more times than I feel that it should..Time.
I talked about this before on my podcast The Learning Curve that time is truly not on my side when creating my web comics. I’ve focused on carving out pockets of time (in the mornings), and although I feel that I’ve been better at balancing my time with my life and web comics, I want more time to actually work to be better. I’m not saying that I’m stopping with making web comics. I’m saying the opposite, I’m hoping in 2019 that I can make MORE time. All I want is to make the type of web comics that people can read ad enjoy, like I do when I read so many great stories.
Let me know what types of problems you face making your web comics.
It has been a long haul so far for me these last two months. I moved to a new home, and I started back in online school again, so you can see how I had gotten behind on my web comic. Things seem to have leveled out again so next month, I’ll be back up to speed with The Learning Curve podcast (second Tuesday of the month), Capes and Cowl blog and posting Shield of Justice on its normal schedule (second Sunday of the month). It’s been difficult, but thanks to you all for hanging with me on this journey and hopefully for new and current followers, I won’t disappoint.
I’ve got my studio back up and after being away from drawing, it felt good to restart the last page I worked on for the shield of justice. now, I’m far behind on the timeline so I’ll be working on the webcomic updates.
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.