Monday, June 28, 2010

Angel Densetsu & Company

Every time I feel bad about what I'm doing here, I re-read Angel Densetsu. The artist started out rather poor but rapidly jumped in skill, and the story fills me with hope, too.

Imagine using horror manga layout techniques to tell a "normal" high school comedy.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Cover of Book Two

One hundred twenty strips. That's the content of book one.

Book two is starting, and I'm a little afraid. I don't know if I can keep up the pace, I don't know if my writing will stop hiccuping, I don't know if my skill level will get better, I want to challenge myself, but I'm afraid and I'm a creature of habit..

I'm going to keep plowing on through. I think these fears are good things to have. I believe that if I stop questioning myself entirely, I won't ever improve.

Originally I had intended to take a break after each chapter, then after each book, and I realized a bit too late that I did want to take a month-long break before diving in again, but it's not too much of a problem. I'm working on chapter seven right now, since some hiccups in life forced me to lay off the strips for awhile. I think if I pound out about two to three pages a day for the next month, I'll have a good cushion built back up.

Friday, June 11, 2010

The Pancakes

Nancy has eaten the pancakes.

Truly this is our blackest hour.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Thus is Teratoma.

Teratoma is a super hero with the cancer of justice. The original concept was to have her blood be under her conscious control and she was going to carry around needles and cut herself when a fight broke out. It evolved into cancer when I imagined her doing a couple of other things and remembered teratomas, your own personal little cancer clone!

I'm not sure what I'm going to do with her, but I at least slapped her together in Mutants & Masterminds and am using her in a tabletop game...