Knocked a couple things off the to-do list \o/
Most importantly got a nice new tablet which is amazingly better for drawing. Especially time-wise <3
I'm going to try and update the blog more often with news, information etc. To keep people in general posted on what's going on.
Well, the first point to make is probably the best point to make - the full color story mode of Letters to Volrane, Et al. is in full swing and has comics posted and updated up to almost Christmas.
I haven't decided as of yet if I'm going to do anything special for Christmas, but I'm leaning toward no. There's not really a full understanding of the characters, so dressing them up in holiday garb at this point would be a little weird. I'm still personally working on getting comfortable with their appearances /now/.
Also, starting 1/1/2015 the comic will have NEW UPDATE SCHEDULE \o/ Of Tuesdays and Thursdays!
Shortly after that expect some changes to the website itself. I want to try and tighten it up a bit, clean up and reorganize it so that the additional stuff - and not just the comic itself, is easy to keep up with.
Can utterly eat a bag of !#^&, cause man what a pain in the rear.
So I got someone to help me out, ended up getting not exactly what I was hoping for, BUT! their assisstance gave me the push I needed to make the changes I was hoping for.
Now, I'm not taking credit for the layout, the people who did all the leg work are still at the bottom because 98% of their code is still in tact, I just fiddled around with the bits I wanted too so I could have closer to the set up I want.
Now I have to update the banner, ink it - actually take time and color it, re-size it properly and we'll be a lot close to gtg. The only think I'll have left after that is a background of some kind and I don't even want to think about that just yet.
I've got a month's worth of comics done - well, penciled at least - and that's usually the tough part. Once you get the blank-ness off a blank page it's a lot easier after that.
I feel pretty accomplished, and now I just need to figure out how to design the website. I mean, a pre-made template isn't all that bad, but it's not allowing me to set things as I'd like, so it's time to get to work on that!
So I realize as I'm sitting here, that I'm really excited about Letters To Volrane, Et al. About where it can go, and where it can eventually take me.
At the same time I'm petrified. I'm worried that the day will come when I'll get discouraged because I don't think my artwork is all that good. Or I'll start to wonder if I can really do something humorous or entertaining.
But fortunately, I've managed to remind myself that a lot of things come from humble beginnings. I've read a lot of comics where you see massive improvements in artwork and story line over the course of the comic. It's amazing to watch them grow in their abilities. And I hope I'll be able to make that same journey.
No, I know I'll make that same journey. Maybe I'll stumble, maybe I'll wonder if it's worth all the effort, but I'll do it. No power in the 'Verse will stop me.