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    Thursday, April 30, 2009


    And keeping it moving, started pencils on Issue#3, with any luck, I'll be done with issue#2 completely and done pencils and inks with issue#3 by the time I hear from xeric if I got the grant or not. Once again, I find it a little confusing that of the 15+ companies I sent proposals to, only 2 replied back. It seems a little off. Most places will at least give you a form letter. But Its only been 3 months, so I have to be patient. Its pretty much what I expected anyway.

    Wednesday, April 29, 2009


    Tweaked some later issues of the story like I planned. I'm getting my marketing plan in place for the release, have to figure out the timing and such. I'll finish story edits this afternoon and start on issue #3 tonight. later this week, finalize first webgame website for (REDACTED)

    Tuesday, April 28, 2009


    Done pencils and inks Issue#2!!!

    I need to clean up the art, and start coloring. Did minor tweaks to script this morning. I will start Issue #3 as soon as I can. I need a cover concept for issue #2. I imagine inspiration will probably strike me where it usually does, in the shower at the gym. Its amazing how your mind wanders to unexpected places while you shower. I can't tell you how many ideas I have got from musings while getting ready in the morning. Excited to be done with issue #2.

    Monday, April 27, 2009

    Missed my Goal

    Of finishing the 2nd Issue this weekend, to much work, too many events and obligations. I also drew one page three times, but was not satisfied with how it came out, its a pretty important page in terms of the whole series, so I think that's weighing on my mind at the moment. I think I cracked it though. I'm wrapping up my ideas for marketing the comic book, I have some good leads , but unfortunately, they all involve spending money, but I've GOT to try, right? Right? I'll try my best so far I have the (REDACTED), a direct mail piece to retailers including giveaway, explanation of intent with cross platform marketing, POP display, maybe posters if not too expensive. A "dossier" with some brief bios of the characters, and a call to action involving the retailers.

    Friday, April 24, 2009

    comic book update

    Drew another panel last night, was rather busy so not much forward momentum, these next two pages are pretty important in the whole story, so I hope it turns out OK. I have some kind of charity event the wife signed me up for tonight, so I don't think I'll be able to du much on the book, but lets' set a goal. Finish issue #2 this weekend.


    Now its been said.

    Thursday, April 23, 2009

    Keep on...

    Keepin' on. 1/4 penciled a page last night, inked another. I have to figure out what I need to do to contact the vendors that will be purchasing my comic book. Also, I might revise the log to be more graphic, less literal.

    Wednesday, April 22, 2009


    More of the same. Not sure why I chose "blah" as my entry, but I did, so it is. Anyway, closing in on the end of issue#2, Which means cover after, and then I have to think about the supplemental pages that I have planned for issue #1 and #2. I'm not motivated today to create the site for the game, so I'm passing it off until tomorrow. Clean up line art today. Three moths after sending out samples, only ONE publisher has got back to me, and that was the one I knew would not really bite, more indie style. I sent sase's out, I wonder If I'll EVER hear back from them. Ah, well, I'll plug along.

    Tuesday, April 21, 2009


    Got another page penciled, goal tonight is to ink and start another, just 3 pages to go until #2 goes into production digitally! Sent back scanner, got a refund, so that was nice. Will clean up art today, cleaned up line art yesterday. Tomorrow, design extra website in game

    Friday, April 17, 2009

    More line art

    Cleaning up. and more to do today. I will start the design of the secret site for the game, the 1 month added. I started a page last night, but was not able to finish. Hopefully, this weekend I will get an opportunity to close out Issue#2

    Thursday, April 16, 2009

    Line Art

    Cleaned up line art, Its good to see progress on issue #2. I'll try to get it all in the can before issue#1 comes out. The plan is to have it all done by the time I got to print.

    Wednesday, April 15, 2009


    another page last night. Inching closer to the finish line. I should be able to get another page penciled tonight. I added the extra month on the game design and contacted on old friend to see if he could input some help with the game design. I truly hope he signs on. Today, work on a design for the contact site

    Tuesday, April 14, 2009

    Got a

    "thanks, but no thanks" email from another literary agent I sent the comic to. Interesting, that I've heard back from the agents before most of the comic book companies I sent my materials to. Does this mean anything? probably not. But who knows, right? I need to keep it moving forward, 3 pages to go in the comic book, no real progress yesterday, wen to the ball game. Rays won.

    I'll knuckle down and extend the game before the release now. Why is it like pulling teeth for me right now to think of ideas? Is it because I already started the design wireframe? I don't know. I'm sure once I'm back in the middle of it, it will start going faster.

    Monday, April 13, 2009

    two more pages

    penciled and inked this weekend, swiftly closing in on finishing issue #2 (minus cover). This week I need to wrap up plans for the gam and finish (update) the flow chart for the game. Its going well, and the more I think about it, the more it makes sense to start the game at least a month BEFORE the comic hits the stands to get people interested in the first issue.

    Friday, April 10, 2009




    Thursday, April 9, 2009


    sort of...Started scanning issue#2, but in PIECES...YAY!!...not. Oh well, I'm sending back the scanner that was not working, the seller says he'll refund my money for the purchase. But its going to cost me to ship it, so, once again, YAY!

    Started cleaning up line art yesterday and it feels pretty good, I still need to finish up some of the game sites, especially if I intend to extend the game, which is looking like a good idea at this point. So this week, some easy scanning, cleaning up, next week, back to making sites. Once the sites are done, I'll finalize the games and puzzles.

    Wednesday, April 8, 2009


    from vacation. What I want to know is why I even TRY to get a large format scanner. I won an auction on ebay for a scanner that seems to work in every function EXCEPT the bulb doesn't work. Sigh. I'll try to return. So for now, I scan in pieces. Maybe the large format scanner is a rich mans dream anyway.