Monday, April 25, 2016

This Week In Mesy Comics: Week 7, Sick As A Dog

I'm in a plotting phase of the comic so I wouldn't have many visuals to post this week anyhow, but I feel I'll to some nasty virus. Still not 100% today but I'm out of bed. I hope to have something better to post next week. Sorry :(

Monday, April 18, 2016

This Week In Mesy Comics:Week 6, Half-Arted

Sorry I'm late on this post. I was traveling this weekend. It's a pretty short and sweet report for this week folks. Just coloring. I got 2 pages done. More importantly they are pages 11 and 12, so I'm half way home on the art (minus lettering). The two pages look like different sizes but the splash page is full bleed.


Now begins the hard part...Finishing the script!  It was a rookie mistake to start the art before the script was done. However, I have the old comic I did in 1996 to go off of. So, at least I have a frame work for the story. It won't be easy but I'm confident I can wrap up issue 1 in a satisfactory manner in 12 pages. I won't make that mistake again on issue 2!

Next week....uncharted territory!

Sunday, April 10, 2016

This Week In Mesy Comics: Week 5, CADD

My Comics Attention Deficit Disorder (Or CADD for short) got the better of me this week and I don't have a ton of visuals to post other than this panel of The Last Resort I made.

Working on it took most of my free comics making time for the week. Doing it, I felt like I "should" be coloring The Caped Sphincter Issue 1 but I'm not going to beat myself up over it.While it might take away from The Caped Sphincter work it's still comics. And I still got some flatting and coloring done. Just one page (WIP) but it's another step forward.

"Should" is a hang up I need to eliminate from my art making. It always brings me down and makes me feel guilty about a lack of focus. It's not very healthy. Instead, I'll say I "could" have worked on coloring. Instead I wanted to draw and make a gag strip. For whatever reason it filled a need and fulfilling that need is more important than measuring myself against some arbitrary self-imposed deadline.

So that is it. See you all next week!

Sunday, April 3, 2016

This Week In Mesy Comics: Week 5, Got The Power Back

Hooray! I'm back.  I was without my PC for about a week. That stunk but thankfully it was just the power supply and I'm back in business.

When last we left off I was in the process of coloring the 12 pages that are inked on my comic. I stripped out all of the copy and have been coloring a little each day. I finished pages  9 and 10 these last 2 weeks. It's coming along.

I probably could have used the week without the computer to finish writing Issue 1 but I find it easier to write with word processing software of some sort. I decided to read through my book on writing a 2nd time. I want to pound the lessons into my head. I'm a little worried since I have 12 pages inked and the script isn't done but since I have the copy from 1996 as my guide, I think it will work out. Now that I've stripped all of the text out I'm going to use the Marvel method: That is, finish plotting and scripting the issue. Then pencil the last 12 pages. Then work in the dialog as I refine the inks and color. The images are reading without any copy currently so, I should be good.  Issue 2 will be completely scripted before I pencil anything though. I'm learning as I go and the way I've done Issue one has been plagued with blunders I don't plan to repeat.

New Villain:
The coolest thing to happen over the last two weeks was this guy!

I love everything about him. I can't squeeze him into issue 1 or 2 but now that he's a living character I can't NOT use him. Look for him to terrorize the city in Issue 3. (I know, I know...I haven't finished Issue 1 and I'm already planning more. Have to have goals right?)

I guess I got a decent amount of work done but I always have an inner voice telling me it's not good enough or that I need to be working faster. It's hard to ignore. I just have to keep reminding myself family and the day job come first. Comics will get done when they get done....and they are getting done, so life is good. So glad to have the power back!

Until next time, thanks for dropping by!