Disappeared? Lost? Dead? Nah just busy, so busy. I find it hard to prepare a blog post these days with so much of my time involved with family matters, work and all that day-to-day shit that makes me want to scream and run for the hills. Work on art or my blog, sorry blog I love you and all but, art was here first.
Recently, I checked back through my posts and saw that it has almost been 2 years since I finished the script for my graphic novel. Damn, It’s not that I have given up, far from it, I just haven’t posted anything. It is amazing how epic this project has become, I’ll be busy for years. The whole thing is thumb-nailed and laid out for me. I’ve still been pencilling pages on every break at work. 36 pages finished so far (that is all of chapter one and almost half of the second), and 3 are fully inked. Blue lines of at least 30 of those pages have been printed on bristol and are waiting to be inked.
The desire to work on this project has increased when I look back at the piles of pages I’ve burned through. I truly love having so much ready, it takes away any lull there would be when sitting at the art desk. No waiting for inspiration to strike or getting writers block. I can just dive in to the task at hand. If I do find myself stuck there is always another page to work on. No solution to for my problem, who cares move on to the next page. I can come back to it when I’ve thought of a solution.
There is light at the end of this tunnel, it just seems a bit longer than anticipated.