Saturday, 19 September 2009

Progress - see you in October!

I've been continuing on from what was said my last entry and have spent the last week working on Japanofail issue 2. I've currently completed about 5 pages which while isn't a long way in, is a definite start. It's going to be tight (when isn't it? >_>;), but at least I've half a snowball's chance of geting it done - woop, woop! :-D

The target is to have the same page count as issue 1, 20 pages of content with 4 more of bonus strips and extras. As such all the files for the rest of the comic are prepped and ready to go, with the dialogue in place to have picture drawn around them. The only things that haven't been thought about are the editorial and the front/back covers - something which I always underestimate - but the majority of it is there!

My attendance to the London Expo this October has been confirmed, so I'll definitely be having a table in the Comic Village with or without the new comic (I'll still have my other comics for your buying pleasure however!).

Will keep you posted as time goes on...

Sunday, 13 September 2009

Japanofail 2 has begun!

Hi there, it's been a while!

I've been AWOL drawing an 8 page comic which for my entry to the Manga Jiman competition. Part of the rules state that I can't put any of my entry online before submitting, so with nothing to show I couldn't really update. ^^; The deadline's toward the end of the month if anyone's interested and feeling extra speedy with their art. Got my entry in during the week so it's done and dusted! Fingers crossed I can share it with the outside world at a later date...

Now for some bad news. Beholder of the Eye 2 won't be ready for the October Expo. ;_; I've got to a certain stage and realised that the plot's geting ever more epic, demanding a bigger page count and a story telling ability which I'm trying to measure up to. Basically it needs a bit more time to develop. If things go well with my other drawing projects I should start work on it again in under a month. Please bear with me - it's going to be immense!

Any good news? Well, work has started on Japanofail 2! Don't believe me? The first new strip has just been uploaded online! Go check it out!

I'm really hoping to get a whole new issue done for the Expo, but as I've literally just started on it I need to do something crazy like 2 strips a day in between everything else to make it on time. It's risky stuff, but I'm going to give it a shot so wish me luck! (don't hate me if I don't make it lol...)