TRITIA: The moral? That'd be "There are always nonviolent ways to resolve a dispute", right?
JEVA: Ha ha ha, no. The real moral is...
JEVA AND SAM: "You must always design your buildings to be wheelchair-accessible... because if you don't, someone might have to MAKE them wheelchair-accessible..."
Flashback to page 7, when Jeva cut through the walls to make a ramp.
JEVA AND SAM (continuing): "with a KATANA"
This page took me a little more than one hour.
So, the first storyline of A Couple of Badass Superheroes is finally over! And just in time for the end of my fall semester at college, too. I spent about 30 hours total on it, which is about two hours per week – somewhat less than one college class. (That's a low estimate, mostly only counting time that I actually spent drawing. The time I spent writing these annotations, developing the story, etc., is much more.)
So, now would be the time for me to reflect on the process! I've never been very interested in written reflections, though. I usually feel like the most important things I learned during a process are the ones that I wouldn't even think of putting into words – the knowledge and experience with the details of the medium, for instance. How am I supposed to write those down? I reflect more while working than I do after I'm done. Therefore, let my next project be my reflection on this one!
The next comics project that I'm planning is a Harry Potter fanfic graphic novel, called Voldemort's Children (don't worry, the title is metaphorical). I've been planning it since early this semester, and I intend to write it next semester, starting around the beginning of February. I'm excited about it! I'm going to get to try out a bunch of different art-style things in it. It's a much darker and more complex story, so I'm going to draw it in a less cartoony way – for instance, where A Couple of Badass Superheroes usually uses thick outlines and flat colors, Voldemort's Children will often use sharp light and shadow more reminiscent of stage lighting.1 At least, that's part of the plan. I'm going to have to learn lots of drawing skills in a hurry, but that's how I learn best!
In the meantime, I won't have a regular comics-posting schedule, but I might still draw and post a few things. The A Couple of Badass Superheroes characters are so easy and fun to write that I'm probably going to come back to them from time to time, when I'm not doing other projects. Depending on how busy I am over winter break (approximately Dec 20 - Jan 2) and January, I might write bio pages for the main characters, to give you some of the background that I developed but didn't include in the main plotline.
Anyway – thank you all for reading, and I hope you're as excited for my upcoming projects as I am!
- Ooh! Let me tell you about how I think about the relationship between comics and theatre! No wait, let me tell you about that in a later post. back