Long time no see!

Posted on Friday, July 01, 2011, under , , ,

OH MAN! I can't believe it's been so long since I updated this. I'm sorry! Let me sum up what's been going on.

I read this on Bryan Lee O'Malley's (the creator of Scott Pilgrim) blog:
"My main interest as a writer/creator is in the ways that people rub against each other. Everyone is different, and all the different people interact with every other person in a unique way, so every individual relationship between two characters is its own discrete thing. I guess that’s some kind of insight."

It made me really think. I feel like all of my characters treat everyone else the same way. Like... as if everyone else was the same person to them. So with that, I'm going to try harder to make all of my characters have individual relationships with each other. Also I think one of my biggest problems is that I don't really plan very far ahead in my stories. I always have a basic outline of what I want to happen from beginning to end but I make up everything else as I go and after rereading some of the comics I've done... it really shows. This is also probably because I try to bite off more than I can chew. From what I've learned during my time drawing comics, it's not a very good idea to start with a long comic as your first project. I probably should have started with short one-shots or something. xD; As much as I love Taiki, I do want to do other things too.

As for Taiki in print, I'm sorry for taking so long with the next issue. I keep redrawing the cover because I never like it and I'm finding it hard to find time to edit all the pages like I did with the last one. This was mainly due to my job over at Trisphee but I stepped down there to hopefully get some more free time for my comic stuff, but the timing sucks because with summer here, my regular full time job gets busier and I work more hours.

For my other project Riley: Fighter for Hire, I had gotten the cover and first few pages done but after a lot of thinking I'm probably going to scrap the work I did for that as well. I'm going to take the time to write out the entire script and page thumbnails for the first issue before I start again (before I only had the first like... 5 or 6 pages scripted). I think in the end it will turn out better. I am also considering doing some redesigns on their outfits.

Also, I'd like to introduce my character designs for a comic project I came up with called CMYK:
Some of you may have seen this on my deviant Art but I've changed Key's design because I didn't like what he looked like before. I'm also tempted to change Yellow a little bit. As for when this comic will actually get drawn... I'm not sure because I'm still not confident enough in drawing that style yet.

There's just so many comics I want to make but so little time, it's quite unfortunate. I've been trying to learn to be more productive with my free time and have better time management so hopefully that goes well. haha

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