Quality Control

So I’ve got Wednesday’s Order of the Dragon page nearly ready for lettering.  Friday’s is bit further behind than I would like, but not too badly.  Kind of a splash page, so that should speed things up a bit.  Still, these are a couple of pages I’m having a bit more fun with.  I think I’ll be on schedule with those.  Week after next, when I get to the end of this issue/chapter, I will have introduced the last main character for this story arc.  It will be the male character, who I think I might have mentioned once in story–although I might have cut that bit of dialog.  My plan is to do four issue/chapters, then take a brief break to begin outlining/drawing the next volume, which I need to figure out the length of.  Not getting too far into planning that yet, but it will be of a comparable length and format to what’s going on here.  Might even post a few pages of the Brigade during the interim if that is far enough along.

Finally got around to doing a bit of a quality check on my first batch of mead.  It was alright.  Should have checked it more during the week, but I wanted to make sure I had a bit more gear for testing and sanitizing.  Anyway, I made booze.  Wasn’t perfect, but it definitely was going in the right direction.  The more I tasted it, the more I liked.  Funny how that worked out.

January 11 Update

Some thoughts and updates.  Tomorrow’s page is all ready to go.  Pleased with it, the art seems to be advancing in the way I have hoped.  A way I’ve tried to challenge myself is to not rely on narration as much.  Make thing happen in the drawing rather than the dialog and writing.  Going back over some previous pages as I get them ready to print into a hard copy of issue one, I do see a solid progression to where things are today.

Anyway, the next page is all set and next week’s already in progress.  Starting to finalize some plans, need to get a few things organized.  Put in for the time off to do GMCE and VTCC.  Wanted to do the Horror convention that the same people are putting on, but that the same weekend as NYCC.  Some thought on that one, I think.  Things are going the right direction.  Looking forward to accomplishing a number of things in the near future.

Those would be good to do.  I would love to be establishing a following on a more interactive level.  I mean, I am developing a regular following.  I just rather have more interaction to it.  More than the passively bored speculation about whether or not the Facebook mystery guest is an ex.  That’s kind of the bad rom com storyline, I admit.  It alleviates some boredom.