Monday, 29 September 2008
Thanks for the encouragement everyone! I managed to complete Robot Museum last night despite inventing several new ways to procrastinate. I sent half the scans in to Scholastic today and held back the rest to do touch ups. I'm glad to have it done, it was a tough assignment. Hand painting all those pages was really hard and it wasn't even a full graphic novel. I realized my usual painting approach doesn't work for comics especially under a dead line.
After I finish the touch ups I'll take it slow for a day but there's still lots to do. The baby is coming fast. He or She will drop into our lives in about three weeks. And there are things I want to have done before the baby arrives. This is a bit touch and go as Julie is pretty much at the stage where the baby could come any time now and it would be normal.
The big thing is the proposal for the Fogg Academy. That's turned into a really cool idea as Shane and I have explored the lives and geography of that world. The concept has evolved well beyond my original conception and i really hope this project goes ahead.
The other big thing is my portfolio, which I was talking about a few weeks ago. That's still vital. I would really love to have about ten paintings for the book cover market in my portfolio.
and finally, I have pages of scripts for fun web comics as well as the continuation of the imaginary steampunk story.
More on this stuff soon.