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An Interview...and some comic making advice...


#1

So, 2017 came and went way too quickly.
apparently I had a good year…


#2

For the Monday crowd :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


#3

You so busy


#4

No one is gonna hand it to me, buddy!
Gotta just get out there make more comics and bang my own drum LOUD!
maybe, just maybe one day a publisher will notice me…


#5

Good interview. Apart from not answering my burning question around how you find the time, it did answer the other question I had, which was around how you decide what the next project’s going to be (ie #2 to an existing title OR a new title). Also, good to know you had some of these ideas floating around for a while, rather than just being a prolific hits factory. Makes you more… human. :slight_smile:


#6

How do i find the time?
That’s easy to answer…a normal day consists of:

6am: Wake up…
6:30-8:30: Comic work…writing, lettering, colouring etc
8:30- 12:30: Day job!
12:30-1:30: MORE COMIC WORK
1:30-5:30: Day job!
5:30-7:30: EVEN More comic work
7:30-10:00: Time with my wife, eat, shower
10:00-6:00: Sleep
REPEAT!

If i am out on meeting with my day job, i always go to a food court i like at silly o’clock in the morning and start writing before i go to my 1st meeting…lunch time i’ll rock up at similar or coffee shop and work there.
The evening Comic session is shorter because i have to allow for travel, but apart from that, i try not to deviate.

ALSO, ALWAYS POOP in DAY JOB TIME! :yum:

I’m a writer…i can write anywhere…earphones in and off i go. :smiley:

been doing this for 8 years, buddy…i’ve always got ideas…got notebooks full of cool Scenes, jokes, Twists…

So, i always have scripts ready, but if an artist i like approaches me wanting to work with me and i have the funds to do so, i usually ask them, what do you “like” to draw or genre and i just “go to the well” and build a story around it. :wink:

why is there never Marvel or DC editor around when you need one! :rofl:


#7

Your tweet about your schedule inspired me to set the alarm back to 6.30am, just to give me 45 minutes of art time in the morning. You go, girl.


#8

6:30? i do miss a lay in


#9

Just started getting up to work in a coffee house for an hour before work, which is… tiring, but also getting the work out at a decent pace.

TBH my biggest impediment to getting longer comics done is money VS indecisiveness - I’ve done some shorter stuff (insert plug here) and enjoyed it, but deciding I love a script enough to drop the necessary cash to pay an artist is taking a while. The short stories are a lot of fun though.


#10

if you liked it THAT to write i’d just make it, but if you are unsure, rewrite it until you LOVE it! :yum:


#11

But what if it’s never perfect…? (I’ll get there in the end.)


#12

then you are a REAL artist, my friend. :wink:
Its never gonna be perfect…just tell the stories you wanna tell