Wow, what a crazy first day! My Kickstarter is so close to 25% funded it’s amazing! Thank you so much to everyone for sharing posts and saying nice things to their friends about it. It’s incredibly helpful and I can’t properly express my gratitude.
If you haven’t already taken a look at it you can find it right over here.
No, but seriously, it’s a great book. Throw a couple of bucks over to it if you’re so inclined.
So, I have these files at work. They’re huge. They take about 20 minutes each to export. If I do anything else while the export is happening, my computer freezes, and I have to start over.
Sometimes, I doodle while I wait.
I’m writing out of order. This is an odd sensation; I usually have to write start to finish to get anything finished. But I loosely outlined what needed to happen, realized where the emotional point of the story was, and realized I needed that down on paper first in order to properly sell the rest.
It’s an odd sensation. I don’t quite know what to do with it except keep writing.
I think each section of this comic will be 8-10 pages.
Ahhahahahahahahahahahahahaha!! OH MY GOD YOU ARE SO CUTE!!
Oh, look, we're on page 12 and have four pages to go.
So, so, so important. A few tips if you are a writer who works with an artist:
1. When you get images, review them.
2. Walk away for a couple of hours and think on those images—especially on the ones that don’t match what you were picturing.
3. Go back and review the images again.
4. Take another break. Say, a day.
5. Review them a third time, and provide feedback THEN.
Really take some time to think about the point of what you need done in art. Think about the emotions and sense of place you want to evoke.
I have a knee-jerk reaction to getting pages where I just want to send LISTS of tips and such. By taking the time to let the artist’s work settle in my head, I find I have very, very few notes because I work with people who are very talented and better at visuals than I am, and so, in the end, I tend to have maybe 1 or 2 notes per page that aren’t compliments on how good it looks.
Critique and feedback are very important for any creative. But it only really does its job if it feels like the response is coming from a place of consideration and mutual respect.
Your artist is your best ally in telling your story. Treat your artist with the level of respect and appreciation you would like your artist to treat you with.
Mutual appreciation gets so much done. It’s so good.
rugbyslut went and bought the last copy of San Hannibal #1 I had at Denver Comic Con this weekend.
It was serious business.
Dan asked me if he needed a trim before Denver. I believe I recommended a minor clean up.
I am so glad he didn’t have time for it. If I’d known he was wearing that blazer, I never would have suggested it.
Sometimes, the clothes make the hair.
(Also, good job on that selling thing! San Han is rad as hell.)
This though! #tumblr #feminism #girlsrule
I feel my dad would greatly appreciate this shirt. This is the man who—as he painted my nails for junior prom—asked if I had a form of birth control.
"Dad, I’m not having sex tonight."
"And even if I did you don’t think [friends I was going with] are going empty-handed, do you?"
"The reminder never hurts. Where do you think your brothers came from?"