Comic 229 - Page 12 - The Cage

26th Mar 2015, 11:46 PM
Page 12 - The Cage
Average Rating: 5 (4 votes)
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TheGhost 26th Mar 2015, 11:46 PM edit delete
TheGhost
Finished! It's probably obvious that I missed last Thursday's update as well as this past Tuesday, so I apologize for that. This page... this page made me question why I was making this comic in the first place. I get too swamped with the littlest of details and I stop having fun almost halfway through, but I finally finished it--I can breath again. It's also obvious that I must switch to a weekly update. I plan for it to be temporary until I can start to rebuild my buffer. I think Thursday is a good day. At least that gives me one week to work on the next page, and at the rate I've been going, I *may* finish it by then.

Oh wow, there are so many "I"s in that paragraph. Let's see if I can avoid them in the next one.

Mentioning how swamped this makes me feel, along with losing the fun, doesn't mean an end to all of this. At times like this when questioning the decision to use color, rather than black & white, looking back always helps to solidify that choice. Experimenting will happen soon, and with that, this artist will look to new ways of having fun and perhaps rebuilding that wonderful, incredible, spectacular buffer. My eyes can see it now; pages and pages queued up for a steady stream of biweekly updates. What a glorious day it will be!

Now in other news (the "I"s are back, by the way), it's looking like I will be living with my grandmother soon. She needs someone to stay with her these days, and I've been officially asked to do so. But what does this mean for the comic? Personally, I don't want to move my computer to her house. If I'm going to be there to keep her company and be that caretaker, I don't want to be sitting at a desk. I had hoped to have a tablet by now (a Surface Pro 2 or something to draw on), but that whole money thing and not having it is still looming around me. A tablet would offer more flexibility; I could sit anywhere and draw whenever I had the chance. Then again, she lives only 10 minutes away, and it was mentioned that I could stay with her during the day and come home at night. That would give me a few hours a day to draw. I may also have weekends to myself, as well. All of this, however, is still up in the air.

TL;DR
Personal stuff is happening, but I will never stop working on the comic.
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chris-tar 27th Mar 2015, 12:18 AM edit delete reply
chris-tar
Personally I think all people should have free housing, food, electricity, transportation, and education. I believe that if everyone worked together, this could be possible. If this were the situation, than brilliantly talented artists like yourself would no longer have to worry about money, and you could dedicate your life to your artistic passions. I believe that God created human beings to be free, and the current state of wage slavery that we are now in is actually unnatural. Having said that, what a beautiful update. You have outdone yourself once again with such amazing detail and clarity, and of course with an inventive and entertaining plot surprise for lack of a better way to describe it. A human hamster cage! That is whacked! But how cool would that be! I think I see those little plastic balls kids play in (as an adult, I would still find that fun!). I don't know about the sand box/litterbox though, but of course, that is meant as humor and it is indeed funny. Again, the details you add are astonishing since I know they are mostly created by hand. Thank you for the update, and good luck with your new move. I know that your grandmother will deeply appreciate your companionship and aid: it is a truly noble cause you are partaking in.
alston123 27th Mar 2015, 8:56 AM edit delete reply
alston123
I understand what you mean. Focusing on minute details can even cause a comic to be kind of a burden. The bright side is that you get an amazing page. Maybe there needs to be a median? I don't know the solution, but yeah, I'm excited about that buffer too. ^_^
horsesilly 27th Mar 2015, 3:49 PM edit delete reply
horsesilly
The level of detail is absolutely insane, I can easily see why you'd end up feeling swamped ^-^

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