Not much to report, at least not that’s all that visually interesting at the moment.
For the “comic” I’m working on (about the wassailing traditions in England), as I said in my last post, I realized that until I finish the text I can’t be 100% sure of the final size, which means I couldn’t start drawing like I planned and just squish the text in without risking some pages having tiny print in case there was a lot of info that needed to be on them.
Kinda glad I did since not only will there be several such pages, but I realized I had to add in some spreads for extra related info that help give a better understanding of wassailing and how it relates to modern (yet still old-timey) Christmas traditions like carolling.
Also, I’m having to retype the notes I wrote in my sketchbook and do additional research because the notes were too vague, all of which might have been avoided had I just typed along as I did my original research weeks ago.
Oh well, lesson learned for the next “comic”. (I put that in quotes because it’s not really a comic or graphic novel, it’s a short fully illustrated book.) From now on I type as I research, at least in point form, and figure out text order and layout later since that part is easier.
In other news, I finished working through Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way. Highly recommended: when I started it I knew I wanted to get back into art but had no idea what it was I wanted to make, but now I’m back to doing The Zamo the Destroyer Show every couple weeks, I have a ton of “comic” projects in the pipeline, a painting series, some video plans, other book ideas (including a series of Zamo anthologies), and I’ve even started writing some poems again that may or may not ever see the light of day.