Well, I've penciled 20+ pages. It became apparent that this first prologue issue needed to be expanded to really give the story the epic feel it deserves. Whereas before I had written it at 24 pages in length, it has now become 32, which of course will add 30% more time to each segment of the project...but it will be worth it.
Not only this, but the design work has also become more complicated as I push my limits in every realm: character design, acting, environment design, shape design, lighting...and on and on. In a typical comic book of this quality there would be no less than two professionals doing this work and usually four. Not to mention the small team of part-time editors, graphic designers, and letterers, among other responsibilities.
In short, I'm starting to feel a little thin as I try to balance all of this, but at the same time push my artistic limits in each field.
Quite the challenge, but I'm pleased to report things are looking good...very good.
My current launch date for the comic is Oct 28. Expect blog posts to be less frequent as I battle through the production. By the time I am finished I will have created over 100 unique paintings (panels). I can't wait! I am probably the most excited of anyone to see it complete!
Steady as she goes.