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Unhappy pages.
by Draginbeard

Howdy folks,

So I've been hitting rough patches with the comic. Pages where the dialog and art aren't very good at all. Well the art is still better than when I first started, but the effects I was trying were over-done and nearly ruin the pages. Pages 3 and 4 are my worst for the second chapter so far and it bothers me more than a little.

The thing is that as much as I dislike them, those were the best I could do at the time, and I did learn a little bit from them, so I am letting them stand as is. Six months ago I would have been impressed with those same pages, today they bother me. Go figure.

I have been doing some rough sketches for some fan art and revisited the 25 subscriber thank you pages. They total up to 6 new pages that I will work on this coming up week. As for regular story pages, I have pages 12-18 in various stages of completion now, and I think I have about 25 pages of story left to draw up, so things are going well enough there. I'm still about 10 weeks ahead which is less than I like.

Today I will be coloring and hopefully finishing up with final shading by tonight. I want to get it into the buffer no later than tomorrow morning.

Its times like these when I wish I had someone close to bounce pages off of, but I don't think anyone would have the patience to put up with my obsessive-compulsive work for something like this!

In other news, I finally picked up all my stuff that I had ordered from Walmart. I need to assemble the bookcases and the entertainment center. I'm looking forward to hooking up my new TV and blu-ray player and watching something in HD! Up until now, the biggest TV I have ever owned was 19'". Most of my computer monitors were bigger than that!

Christmas shopping has been interesting. I've been looking for things that the kids would like, and I've found a few good ideas, so I hope when the magic morning comes they will be pleased with what 'Santa's assistant' brought them. I just need to make sure I get everything shipped by the 17th.

Anyway, I really should get back to work and get this page finished up. I hope everyone has a great week, and I will see you all next update!

Gavin - 12/09/2012