Archive for ‘January, 2013’
I finished another page of Cloudhopper! Forgive me for being so proud of myself, but this page took a month and a half and I was working on it, believe me, I was working on it. I might be repeating myself here, but since I’ve been doing Feef (which does not take much time) and War on Christmas (which takes SOOOOO much time) I’ve turned Cloudhopper into the middle project, which takes as long as it takes but I keep working on it because I’m past halfway with this story and I want it DONE ALREADY. I wrote the story, pretty much the entire story, five years ago. I’d like to have it done so I can move on to the next story. Speeding the digital plow is not that easy, though. Cloudhopper is all about the world and if there’s one thing I’ve learned from Cloudhopper it’s that if I don’t draw the world the world simply does not exist.
It takes as long as it takes is what I’m trying to say.
But here it is! Page 221!
Even though I am writing a comic book about a child being horribly kidnapped, I do not think this story would be improved if there was a gun in the home. Guns are stupid. I don’t even like playing with them in my imagination.
So when I am not drawing comic books for you fine folk, I write articles for the internet. I use a variety of internet services for this, none of them pay particularly well. It’s sort of grueling work, in a weird and lazy way. You can make as much as you want, but you have to put in the time to do it, and it is dang difficult for a person as perpetually distracted as myself to put in more than a few hours a day on anything besides drawing, and I usually have about thirty drawings I’m working on at a time.
“One of the many ways that green homes are going to revolutionize our living experience is that they will remember, respond, and adapt to the people that live there.”
I just wrote that. It was 29 words. I could have said it six words, but I wouldn’t have gotten paid as much.
Now that the internet is literally my job, when I’m not drawing pictures on it I’m writing letters for it, everything is a little different.
I do love working from home, though. My garden is doing great.