Running up that revision hill

Revision is hard. I always forget just how hard until I dive into it. The good news is, I’m making headway on Blythe vs. the Werewolf! I’m hoping to post the first installment in January, though the exact date is TBD. I’m trucking along with revisions and thumbnail sketches, but I’m unsure on how long it’ll all take to get everything to a presentable level. Although I’ve (mostly) gotten over the fear of things Not… Read more Running up that revision hill

Eve Hallow Dress Up Game

Last post, I teased a little project I’ve been working on while taking a breather from the BvtW draft. In honor of Halloween and the spooky season, I’ve put together a Halloween-themed dress up game! Meet Eve Hallow! I’ve wanted to make my own kisekae/digital paper dolls since I was introduced to them as a teenager. Despite the fact that I have many…many old bitmap files floating around somewhere of doll bases and clothes I’d… Read more Eve Hallow Dress Up Game

State of the Draft: Blythe vs. the Werewolf

Back in June, I wrote about my decision to change Blythe vs. the Werewolf’s format. It took longer than intended, but I’ve finished converting the comic script into a prose draft. And I’ve been sitting on it for over two weeks now. The original plan was to have BvtW ready to post by Halloween, but that’s unfortunately not going to happen. Not if I want to put out something that’s actually readable. Between the post-draft… Read more State of the Draft: Blythe vs. the Werewolf

On changing format

What do I do when I realize I’m having a hard time keeping up with blog posts? Do I accept that I’m just not good at blogging and try something else, or do I force myself to keep up with it? I’m doing this mainly for me, so I shouldn’t be afraid to be bad at it, right? I have a similar struggle when it comes to drawing, and especially when it comes to comic… Read more On changing format

Entering the thumbnail stage

Well, after two weeks of dragging my feet, the Blythe vs. the Werewolf thumbnail sketches are underway. I’d measured out boxes in my sketchbook sometime last week, but it’s taken me until now to sit down and actually start them. I guess the fact that I’m one step closer to drawing actual pages gives me the jitters. A lot of that also comes from the fact that I’m revising as I go, and let me… Read more Entering the thumbnail stage

Best Laid Plans

I’ve missed two deadlines. First off, this blog post is going up four days later than I’d wanted. Second, April 30th was the deadline for the first draft of Blythe vs. the Werewolf. I completed it on May 3rd. But I got it done. Working on the draft throughout April was an on and off struggle. There was a span of over two weeks where I didn’t work on it at all. And then I stopped… Read more Best Laid Plans

Slumps happen

Writing slumps happen. I just wish I wasn’t currently in the middle of one. I didn’t have the strongest start on my draft at the beginning of the month, but after a few days, things were moving at a steady clip. I was completing scenes and figuring out how to solve all the little issues that cropped up in the outlining phase. In the process of drafting, newer stronger ideas popped up that I could… Read more Slumps happen

Staying on Track

Something I struggle with is maintaining a consistent workflow on my personal projects. If there’s a real-world consequence for me missing a deadline, that’s a great motivator for me! Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to convince my brain to apply that to my comics and writing. At least not when I’m still in the more nebulous planning and drafting stages. Sure, I’ve given myself the vague goal of “Finish something to the point that it’s… Read more Staying on Track

Spooky Story Skeletons

It’s April, which means it’s a Camp NaNoWriMo month! While I’m not officially participating in Camp NaNo this month, I’m still using April to draft the Blythe vs. the Werewolf script. Before diving into the draft, I wanted to get some prep work done. The hope is that if I’m well prepared, I won’t spend the entire comic-making process floundering. Since it’s a visual medium, I want to get the design elements—like character and setting… Read more Spooky Story Skeletons

Project Spotlight: Blythe vs. the Werewolf

Last post, I shared some sketches for Blythe vs. the Werewolf, the short standalone comic I’ll be working on between now and October. I’ll definitely have more sketches of werewolf and character designs in upcoming posts. This week, though, I want to go a bit more into the project itself. The titular character, Blythe Bonfils, is a wizard who takes on odd jobs of the magical variety. The comic takes place ten to fifteen years… Read more Project Spotlight: Blythe vs. the Werewolf