Pulling Ahead

Here’s my latest comic: https://inhumaneresourcescomic.com/#/panel/338.

So I managed to do a full month of entries in three weeks, putting me six weeks ahead of you. I’ve got another four-week chunk of comics roughed, and I’m working on the sketches. I don’t know if I’ll be able to finish this block in another three weeks. It’s got a lot of difficult angles.

I scrapped my no-recycle policy as a little bit ago. I was looking up Wally Wood, who made the “22 Panels that Always Work” reference that I’m using any time my composition looks interesting, and I found this credo:

  1. Never draw what you can swipe
  2. Never swipe what you can trace
  3. Never trace what you can photocopy
  4. Never photocopy what you can clip and paste down

So I’m reusing work, but I seem busier with the comic than ever. Lately, I think it’s that I’m trying to do add to my buffer. Also, people are moving around a lot, so I can’t really reuse my “sets”. Like with these cartoons, everyone’s back in the same dining room they were in around panels 64-80, but my standards for what my backgrounds can look like are way higher than they were then, so I can’t reuse that work.

Anyway, I have to go. As the sharper and quicker readers among you might have noticed, I managed to post Julius without the T-shirt logo that he has in earlier comics. Putting those logos on is one of the last things I do, and I forgot. I eventually remembered, but apparently the images were already queued.

Oh, I’ve been talking to the Reddit Comic Creators, which is a cool group. One of them, Hannahcomb, has a really cool live drawing stream on Twitch. If you get a chance, check out her live stream doing lots of characters from independent comics.