Thursday, November 29, 2012

And then there was 8 and 9

The marathon begins. I'm going through a semi grieving process over GESSO. I have two more books to finish. The last one will be done in February 2013.  I think I might be able to squeeze in # 8 before the end of 2012. That would bring my total to 10 published books this year. However the process to complete an entire book demands a lot of time and energy. It takes about on average 25 hours to complete one chapter as I'm doing the work of 5 people ( screenwriting, illustrating, inking, painting backgrounds, storyboarding, page and book layout. ) It's insane. I just finished the storyboard for # 8 and it felt like it took forever to get it completed. Perhaps because I just published two graphic novels back to back and I'm feeling a little burned out. I know it's time for a break when I get sick looking at my drafting table.  But then a week or two later, I start to miss my characters and I am sucked in again.  Let the late night drawing marathon begin...