I'm Done!!!

This is from a few weeks ago, I like my heightened state of anxiety but I was distracted. It's not the best written collection of thoughts but I think it still shares something important of my fear, anxiety and elation of being done. 

So, my show is next Friday, I'm literally scanning my pages as I write this.I'm sitting in the ODU Library using a shitty scanner that's not quite big enough, I need the pages to look good so every pages gets scanned twice and I get to spend a bunch of extra time stitching every page together so the colors are level. Tonight will be fun.

Hell, my entire week has been a fucking ball. I spent all of last week slowly finishing everything, I'm currently at that point where I'm sleeping about an hour at a time every 5-7 hours. This is miserable. But the comics looks pretty damn amazing. For the most part. I'm ready to keel over. I swear.

I do have some positive thins to day about my past week. I got to see Mike Birbiglia at his Norfolk show at the Attucks, it was pretty great. I have a thing I wrote on Sunday about going to comedy shows and comparing seeing Godfrey to Paul and Storm and then Birbigs, I need to edit it a bit, hopefully chop it down by about 200 words and make it a bit more concise. I tend to not edit these past my shoddy spelling. I'm hoping to start writing and posting my essays and things and not just talking about art. I mean, I will always talk about art, I also spend an inordinate amount of time thinking about movies, books and TV shows and then writing lengthy analysies of them. I want what I post here to be a bit more professional and refined in comparison to my movie blog.

This is the post to say hat, :eyeroll: I'm all over the place trying to write this and while scanning.

Umm... I guess I'll keep this short until I get the chance to really update you all, but everything is finished. Oh, I was going to explain that.

Some of my markers are drying out so after a while my coloring on the background wavers a bit and there was no time to get all of Cinema properly colored so I'm planning on selling the lineart. Everyone who buys the line art version gets $1 off the color version if they choose to purchase that one also.  I can't afford to take a complete loss on these books but I also want people to not feel like thy've been scammed buy paying my full price for the books twice.  I need to find something else to do, I might just rock out to podcasts while I scan and just focus on that.

This shit's boring and reminds me how much I need my own scanner and a computer, not just a laptop, to get things done.

Progress and my Past Week

I think my progress on my comics has been going well. I have all three scripts finished, all of 100 Days is penciled in, all of Lawrence's Diary in penciled in and the layouts for Cinema are inked and waiting for my to pencil in the final pages. i'm going to start inking and coloring the pages a bit later than I wanted but I'll be able to finish on time. Instead of how I was working before where I wasn't moving on to the next stage until I had one stage completely done I'm going to be working in sets of four to ink and color the pages before moving on to the next four. I'm hoping that by working this way i'll feel like i'm making progress faster because I'll be able to see finished pages. 

So, I've been riding a con-high for the past week. Any time I've gotten down I've thought back to SPX and how great of a weekend it was and the awesome people I met there. I'm working on my SPX Memories comics in between my comics to be printed and some other things I've been drawing. I've also been in a pretty awesome mood this week from seeing some master glass artists at work. Jamex and Einar de la Torre were working at the Chrysler's glass studio this past week and I have the opportunity to talk with them this week and take some photos of them working. It was really inspiring and encouraging to see them at work. I had a lot of fun and I have some ideas on things I'd like to try in glass just as soon as we're allowed to play around with ideas more. 

I've been wondering a bit also this week if my plan for working is burning me out. I'm not watching any TV shows, not really, I have box sets of  Parks and Rec and Community sitting on my couch waiting for me to get into them. I'm trying to hold off on watching those until I've finished my comics entirely but I think I may need a personal reward break as I work to not dread sitting at my desk. It's not fear of creating and finishing it's just sometimes I can't draw. I'll sit down and work for three hours or so and I can't get into working again until the next day. Those also aren't always the most productive of three hours, I mean, i'm getting things done but there are always more interesting things crying for attention.  I'll see how I do if I get out of my room every few hours and watch an episode or so of something i've already seen. I won't be super invested in it but i will be thinking about something else and hopefully energized to get back to work. 

I've gotten side tracked, I hope this makes sense.