Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Haitus Report

June is coming to a close and I realize that I won’t be able to update the comic for a few more weeks. The good news is that I am, in fact, working on It’s the Michaels. Currently I am toiling over an elaborate background. My approach to drawing is to create one or two pages with detailed backgrounds, and then alternate those pages with ones that have either no background or a repeated background. This is a great idea in theory; however I have misjudged how long it takes me to draw some of the scenes. In addition, I didn’t account for the fact that the opening of the story is heavy on establishing shots to give the audience a better feel for the world the Michaels live in.

I will begin updating the web site again on a regular basis as soon as I have several completed pages, so that the next time I find myself behind schedule because of a complex background, I can fall back on a supply of completed pages. As always, you can send me a note if you want to be added to the mailing list so that you can be notified when new cartoons are added. Thank you to everybody who has continued to check in regularly, hoping that you will finally be rewarded with a new cartoon. That day is coming soon. I swear!