Sunday, August 19, 2012

What a full page looks like

The habit I've gotten into for producing my comic usually involves fully finishing each page as I go along. I'll pencil the page, then ink it, then scan it, then touch it up, then letter it. It usually takes me about 1.5-2 days per page for all of this. This allows me to break up my day into different tasks, move around, and not get too bored with any one thing. 

Below is an example of a finished inked page before it's been lettered. I figured It didn't give much away storywise but people may get a kick out of seeing more than a single panel at a time! Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The countdown is on!

The plan for Farlaine the Goblin was always to complete 3 full issues and then submit it to publishers. The thought process was that:
 A) It shows the publisher that I can keep providing the same level of work and quality and deliver consistently - not just produce 1 book and quit
 B) it gives me time to get my feet into the world and the art and work out the kinks
 C) it gives me a buffer for in case they say yes
 D)  it lets the story develop and get going a little bit

So at least that was the idea. I've completed 2 issues now and just finished page 17 of the 3rd issue, which will total about 35 pages when complete - so about half way.

The goal is now the New York Comic Con on October 11th, at which time I'm planning to approach the publishers/editors at the top handful of comic companies that may have an interest in the work. So I've got about 50 days to complete 18 pages of work, which doesn't seem too bad a schedule, but there are some serious time hurdles in the way which will make this far closer to the wire than I'd prefer, especially since a lot of what's left will involve character designs, new sets, and lots of large and complicated panels. At my fastest I can produce a page in a day, but at my slowest it can take 3 days to finish a page.

So the countdown is on...we'll see...