Last year I made some promises to myself, on keeping it all analogue – this all fell through a bit, I ended up drawing bunch of pages digitally. This year I’m trying again. Derailed a bit late in to the year by the arrival of a 27″ cintiq. An amazing tool which sort of subsumed all of my analogue drawing into it (literally taking over my drawing table). But I’ve cleared space and put it in a corner leaving my drawing table free.
I’ve some Dredd lined up this month and next, a backup strip for mythic and… well, that’s it. Things usually crop up. It would be nice this year if I could finally get more than just the occasional toe back in to the US market, though if I spend all year drawing stuff for the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic that would be fine too.
My system for working worked quite well, refined a little over the course of the year and I’ll be sticking to it. Hopefully there’ll be no serious injuries (or either me or my family) to upset the apple cart (though this is the year Nathan enters Secondary School, a big transition year for him and especially tough for kids with ASD as he does).
Going to try and detox the studio of all visual stuff, no watching tv when working (when I’m in full flow I CAN watch tv while working, but until I get to full flow there’s a real danger of me just sitting gawking at the tellybox and not actually drawing a damn thing).
So to put those resolutions in to some sort of simplified order:
- All analogue drawing this year. Get better with the tools of the trade.
- Find more work.
- Draw it.
- No telly.
There we go. Let’s see if we can’t stick to that…