Last page of chapter 15 was colored. I did it for fun, layed out colors in 15 mins on a color layer and there…early readers enjoyed it so I thought I’d give it a shot on chapter 16 which will be colored.
Couldn’t make my story board for the week as the week end was especially loaded with unsual events. Chapter 15 was the best planned ahead of time chapter. Chapter 16 will be the worse as I storyboard it page by page (>___<)….
Tonight I’ll be storyboarding and then if I still got time I’ll draw page 4…otherwise…I’ll be late !
Soaking the introduction of color doesn’t help ! Sometimes the result is cool, sometimes I’m ashamed. It’s like painting, it was especially hard in the begining. Not like I master it now, but I feel I can express what’s in my head…
….sneak peek !
Actually writing this several days later, but dated it at Finish date : last Friday sept 8.
This chapter didn’t take any finishing touch. It was over as I finished last page. I’m happy that means I planned it better than previous ones !
Drawn between Monday and Friday (10 pages)
Actually on Friday I even drew a strip for marginal I’m posting here. It’s approx a 1/2 hour work (storyboard text and publication all included)
I don’t want to think I nailed my new workflow yet. I’ve made a solid – 2 pages a day / 1 chapter a week – during 3 weeks now. But I still feel it’s a challenge. I hope I can either make it my daily routine, either slow down a bit and sleep correctly.
As of today if I’m not working (I mean my desk job) I’m drawing. Never got that dedicated before. I’m realizing now that I reached a point where even if I’m exhausted and can’t focused on usual stuff anymore, if I got a pen in my hands I can still draw.
Miss niece and nephew !
I’m one day earlier than I planned. One page got postponed for another release…
This is the second chapter I do in a one week deadline…as always it’s done aside from work, so basically I draw at lunch break and nolife in the evening till 2AM…
Nights are averaging 4h30 of sleep and I have no time to do whatever it is that is not draw a page of WASTE. I don’t even do chara design, I just go with the flow.
And on top of all, I Slacked off workouts a lot…
not to mention I’d like to do videos about making of like before, comic strips to joke around with readers etc…
Handling this on the long run seems destructive to me…I’m thinking of doing a release every 10 days (or every other week) rather than every week.
Still need to find my balance.
But for now, chapter 14 here we go !
This is a new speed record…chapter 12 is 11 pages long, like chapter 11, but I drew this faster (Begun storyboarding last Sunday, finished today, Saturday…this means it’s my first one week release !!!)
The workload is huge and the pace is really intense. I hope I can get faster and get nights longer than 5 hours again in a near future.
However, Tomorrow scripting chapter 13 !
Chapter 11 is done, it was scripted, story boarded and drawn in 9 days for 11 pages. I think this is my fastest yet. It doesn’t seem that fast, but I only draw at lunch break and at night so to me this is very good. I hope I can get faster though.
However, chapter 9 has not been released yet, here is the idea:
I want to synchronize my release on all platforms : spectrum, webtoon, facebook and this website.
They are all more or less advanced in the story publishing, for example Spectrum is at the end of chapter 8 while webtoon is at the beginning of chapter 5.
People sometimes go between a platform and the other and get spoiled. Which is not cool.
So since webtoon is the one that needs to catch up, I’m gonna wait for it to reach the others before publishing again.
So this post is for records (about when did chapter 11 really get done) and keeping you guys updated.
So here is the issue,
I’ve recently begun publishing on webtoon (since April 24 2017). and it has quickly taken the main place* in my publishing plateforms.
The thing is I publish page by page over there and so I’m still nearly at the end of chapter 4.
But as of tonight, I just finished drawing chapter 10 which goes early access so chapter 9 becomes public and so chapter 11 becomes very early.
However, as of today my community on webtoon is without comparison, the most alive / growing / supportive. So it has absolute priority and I feel like not releasing chapter 9 now and wait for webtoon to catch up with it, which is around november IIRC…
Those are my actual thoughts…
*: I tried webtoon just like a lot of other platforms…and I got surprised when I published my first page I saw a little “6” aside the subscribers logo. First I thought it was as fake as instagram where subscribers come and go. And I thought it was not minored when people left. But I soon realized the number is live and people really read what you publish. It’s not like on facebook which is not meant for comics, people won’t just fetch viral stuff. They will read your comic from the beginning if they are seduced. And that helped building a community around WASTE, which is the nicest I’ve ever had until now.
And here the 2000 subs strip I made for my webtoon subscribers :
As I said on webtoon, I’m working on a side comic strip for fun.
This was not meant to be the first episode, but it’s the first one I finished. Any feedback is welcome. It should be published on webtoon tomorrow.
Hope you enjoy it !
Following the new production cycle:
I finished chapter 9 today, so it goes early access.
This unlocks chapter 8 for free.
And then chapter 10 enters the very early access stage.
Follow the big red buttons I’ve updated in the side bar of the site to read them !
I hope you’ll enjoy those releases, I give it my all !