February 26th, 2012

smokin'

Milk and Cheese Goon #35 illo on eBay

Forgot to mention we added this piece to our recent auctions. It's up sometime in the next day.

Things have been very crazy lately, which is why the posts/tweets are largely on hold. Been desperately trying to finish some work by Wednesday for DHP #12 or suffer the consequences. Isn't looking great, to be honest, my OCD keeps stretching the amount of work and time spent on every page despite knowing I'm in over my head. I haven't worked without first writing a proper script in ages and it's been a schizophrenic affair, finishing pages and panels out of order, leaving sections of dialogue bare and working it out afterward, hoping everything comes together and comes together in time. So far it has, but the seven page Eltingville strip is, as usual, stuffed. It wouldn't have been so bad if this was a black and white gig. I don't know how people are able to simply lay in necessary art and line work and just get the job done, I can't shake the compulsion to add more characters, more dialogue, more clutter. Like someone once told me, you're not getting paid by the line. I still don't know how to draw for reproduction, after doing this for 20 years. And I don't know how to draw for color, and I've been stressed out trying to close all the lines and worried about how much work I'm saddling Sarah with a on of last-minute work with the hourglass running out. I've been on crazy hours for a couple of weeks now, just woke up tonight at about 3 a.m. to start another shift. I have to finish an Eltingville page and a M&C page so Sarah can finish all the coloring by Wednesday. I've been working every day this month except for one 24 hr period where I just crashed and I'm honestly shot, back's out, arm's dead, I'm on heat pads and ice packs and passing out at the end of every shift. Left the house maybe five times this month, for groceries and a therapy appointment. Rough month. Most of the world has it worse, I know, believe me, but a rough month as far as it goes.