As you can see, I haven’t been doing too well in the comics department. These last few weeks have been a mess of senior activities, visiting relatives, and final projects and I haven’t been able to sit at a computer long enough to scrap something together. As far as I can tell, things are going to be this way until graduation, so I feel that instead of stressing about this each week it would be best to take a short hiatus. THis may extend past graduation just to keep things together and create a buffer, but hopefully I’ll have enough time to finish up this segment and more.
I plan on racially changing some things to reflect the story and content; this will become more loose and experimental. I’ve come to see that I really don’t care for these basic three-to-seven-panels-on-a-18×11-page comics. I feel I can do much more and stretch this mode of storytelling as far as I can, and that’s what I now intend to do.
Sorry for the wait, but I’m going to to what’s best to keep this as true and quality as possible, and unfortunately that means taking little breaks every once in a while.
I’l be keeping updates posted, so see you soon and thank you for reading!!
What if I made this a lot more experimental?
Honestly, I just feel like I’m redoing the same thing over and over again with each page. There’s nothing new about these, and streamlining isn’t expanding horizons; it’s closing them.
I want to tell this story, and I chose comics as the medium. But if I’m not doing anything new or interesting in the medium, then I might as well just be writing this down as a novel. The reader could probably come up with more beautiful, unrestrained images in that case anyway.
Hmm… I’d hate to go on hiatus, but I’d hate to move along with such a large story using such an uninteresting (for myself and for comics in general) style.
If I did end up doing this, I probably wouldn’t redo old pages, but push on with new ones and perhaps when I’m finished redo the old.
Maybe a hiatus would be best, so that I can work on tiny experimental comics to solidify something bolder.