As proof I’m still alive and working I thought I’d post a taster of what I’m up to:
As mentioned on the last Branch page I’m taking some time out from my regular comic, this being the reason; Replay Value is a four-page short I’m in the process of pencilling and inking right now with the intention of making something simple and self-contained that I can promote myself with more succinctly. Essentially it’s a bit of sci-fi number with a darkly humorous take on video game logic which I’ve been mulling over for a while now and wanted to get on the page.
On a general note I felt it would be good to take time out after the all consuming focus of my Masters and create something short and sweet for fun, breaking up my current collosal endevour and preventing my creative process from becoming a linear drudge.
Ideally it shouldn’t take all that long finish so expect some finished pages to appear here soon!
I have no idea how you can write a script that fits 4 page(I’m struggling with the 10 page I’m doing now) but that’s great! Can do a lot of good to take a break from bigger projects. Also, that panel looks really good! I’ll be looking forward that short comic!
Thanks! I was quite pleased how that panel turned out, hopefully the rest will match it. Colouring should be a fun aswell :)
Funnily enough it did take a couple of attempts to write an idea I could fit into four pages, I typically struggle to keep things concise at the best of times. My initial script seemed really promising as I’d gotten some good feedback on it, but there was simply no way to boil it down to four pages without making it incomprehensible.
It’s also worth noting that my original idea was far darker and unpleasant, with subject matter I’m not sure I’m up to tackling visually just yet. Maybe next time…