Update on the last update: I have completed cleaning up and coloring about half of the comics from my early years for the new book. It’s not a quick process sorry. I am considering calling the book Quiet Desperation. I hope to be done by the end of summer but that may be a pipe dream.
Hello kids! I just wanted to drop a quick update as to what I’m up to currently. I am currently working part-time through the summer and this has afforded me time to work on some stuff. So what is the stuff I’ve been working on? Well, recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about the past. After my younger brother Jesse passed away way too early I started to think about his archive of movie scripts and about missed opportunities. He did some great work and very few people have seen it and maybe never will. That’s sad to me. It also got me started thinking about my early ambitions to be a cartoonist and the many early comics that I drew that are also obscure, forgotten works. I doubt more than ten people have ever read these early comics so I wanted to give them one last shot for exposure. Looking over the old scans I did of these comics I found that the materials I used (a lot of felt tip markers and copy paper) weren’t the best for reproduction so I started doing some clean up work on them. I’m currently cleaning up lines, correcting misspellings, and tightening the lettering on all of these old comics. I’m adding color to all of them as none of them were originally in color. I’m trying to stay as true to the originals as possible while also trying to make them more aesthetically pleasing. With some of these there’s more fixing than with others. Some of these comics were drawn in a lined notebook with old technical pens and no regard for neat lettering so I’m practically redrawing them. It’s a chore but, so far, an enjoyable one. These touch ups are going to take awhile and I’m going to draw some intro material where I talk about my early years of artistic struggle and the different comics. When I’m done though I hope to put it all together in a trade paperback. This may be the last hurrah for my comic drawing “career”. I’ve said that before but I really think this may be it. I’m having fun now so I’ll have to re-evaluate as I go along. Stay tuned for news about this book. It may take a few months or more to complete but I’m dedicated to finishing it this year, hopefully by the end of summer.