April is quickly coming to a close which means I’m coming closer to my May graphic novel start date. Up to this point I have just been trying to stay inspired and learn all I can about graphic story-telling. The book has been in the back of my mind for awhile, now I’m eager to get started on it in earnest.
This past week I finished “Understanding Comics” by Scott McCloud. That book delves deeper into comics than anything I’ve ever read on the subject. It definitely gives a basis of what a graphic novel or comic should be. I’m currently re-reading “Making Comics” by the same author. This book goes over all the details and workings of a comic. I just hope reading these books will help me with my own book when it comes time to start on it.
I’ve been trying to discipline myself more for when I start this project. I’ve been trying to get up earlier but not alway successfully. Finding time to do this project will probably be the hardest part. I will have to make smart decisions and choose working on the book over goofing around on the internet. I have been making my own S. Covey style weekly planners since last year and I plan on using that to keep on schedule and stay motivated.
The more I browse the web the more I come across all these great illustrators and I can’t help but be jealous of their talent and way of life. This book will test me to stay motivated to accomplish my dream of becoming a professional illustrator. Only the future will tell.
PS – I realize that most of my posts are just ramblings at this point but I’m hoping that someone enjoys reading it. 🙂