I have decided to go back to running Carbon as a weekly web comic. I’ll add a new page every Monday, until I change my mind on the whole thing once again. Anyway, that’s the current plan. I’ve been cranking away at the third installment of Carbon. I like to think I’m past the half-way point but, really, I have no fucking idea how long it’s gonna be. Stories sometimes blossom out of control on me. And by sometimes, I mean all the times. In an attempt to be more productive in my comics making, I have started getting my ass out of bed early in the morning, so I can get a solid 1-2 hours of work time in before the kids get up and my coveted alone time comes to an abrupt end. So far it’s been making a difference. I’ve been completed a page about every other day, which I’m pretty happy with. I’m a helluva lot more tired than I was before as well, but, hey, we all gotta make sacrifices, right? I’m trading sleep for drawing time. I can live with that.
Okay, so, as some of you may have figured out, I pretty much gave up on my weekly updates of Carbon. I kind of knew that would happen eventually. I really had no indication that it was being read by anyone anywhere and I just got sick of trying (and failing) at promoting it every week. So, I tried something and it didn’t work. Not the first time. Not the last.
What I did do, though, is make actually print copies of Carbon Book 2 that are now for sale. How ’bout that?
You can buy in in MY SHOP
Well, kind of complete. I have finished the meat and potatoes of the book (the inside pages – 80 of ’em!), now I just have to do all the “fun” computer stuff to get the book ready for print. I should probably draw a cover, too. I have Part 3 all mapped out, as well, and will jump into drawing that soon. I also have a new comic that I’ve been writing which I am quite excited about. More on that later, though.
Still plugging away at chapter 2. I am finishing up inks on a scene with Powell & Corr, then I have one more scene to go (guessing that will be 8-9 pages). I have spent just over a year on this second chapter (chapter 1 was finished last May) and I feel like I’ve had a decent output for a year’s work. Must be around 70 pages, although it feels like a lot more. But still, it feels good to be actively making this book. It really fulfills that need to create like nothing else can.
So, I have been slowly plugging along on CARBON here and am happy to report that I have 51 pages done of Chapter 2. Not bad. I have another 25 or so to go in Chapter 2. Not sure if I will release a print version or solely run on the web. Without any shows to head off to this year, it seems kind of pointless to spend money printing books that I can’t sell. I have a few months to figure all that out. In the meantime, I will just keep working on the book and posting pages here for all to enjoy. Peace out, boy scout.