Ramble On

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. 🙂

 

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One thought on “Ramble On

  1. finleydaedalus says:

    Hey! I just read your post, and can kind of relate. There are so many great graphic novels/comics out there, sometime you think “why bother?” My advice would be to not think about that too much, or else you’d never get anything done. We’re at the marketing stage now for our graphic novel ‘The Wall,’ and that’s proving a challenge all on its own. Keep drawing!

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