I know it’s been a long while since the last update on the comic pages, and I don’t have much excuse other than priorities in life taking over. On top of that I had a hard time trying to keep my desk where I work on most of my artwork and comic pages cleaned of clutter. It seemed like each week the more I cleaned up my desk the more stuff gets cluttered onto it and most of that stuff were toy that belong to my daughter.
I have manage to clean up my desk and this time keeping it organized in a way that it should stay clean and free of clutter. Not too sure how long this will last but I will do my best to keep it this way so I can have a place to continue to work on my art and comic pages.
All the while I’ve been trying to get a new layout done for the site to go with the new comic script I am going to be using. As much as I love using Comicpress with WordPress, the Comicpress Script isn’t going to get updated with a new release anytime soon and it seems that the project hasn’t been updated in the past couple of years. So I am doing a transition to Frumph’s Comic Easel which is similar to Comicpress and looks much more cleaner. Also looks like it has a much more easier customization of the child themes than ComicPress does. I’m still doing some works on my own Easel Child theme to see. If it’s how hoped it would be the transition to the new script will be easy. If not then downtime will be expected as I get configurations correct so that the comic pages will be able to be shown.
So far I have tested out ComicEasel on my network site CygnusDreams where I have other comic projects I am working on aside from DE, and I seem to like how it works. Like I said it is similar to ComicPress but looks much more cleaner.
I’m also thinking of getting some help with the comics I’m working on but not too sure how I can go about getting the help. I know that there are artists, toners, backgrounders, colorers won’t want to do things for free with a stranger and I feel I should have continue to network with people all these years that I was on putting the comic on hold and such. I don’t know. I’ve been such a huge slacker since I was pregnant with the comic. The comic was the one thing that I loved doing when I was at home without a 9-5 job, and I feel like I have done nothing to accomplish the goals I wanted to have with the comic. I’m sure it’s all my fault for not pushing myself or having the drive to do a continuous update for the comic site. I use to be good at keeping up with updates and even had enough pages to update on it’s own. I don’t know what happened.
I’ve also seen a lot of people that I have connected with when I re-booted DE in 2003 have reached their goals and seen their own webcomics in print form and are able to build the network of fans they have now. I actually don’t know what to do. Their drive should inspire me to continue to do so, and I know it does. I just don’t know what is holding me back now.
Now this post sounds like a pity call, and I don’t mean it to be. I’m going to just try to work out the kinks and craziness in my life to make sure I get what I want to do done.
The past two weeks I’ve tried out Google SketchUp and will probably be using a lot Google SketchUp to help build the comic landscape backgrounds references that I can use for the pages.
Anyway I’m going to do what I can. I’m sorry for the lack of updates this year. I didn’t make my resolution that I wanted for being and artist. It’s making me very angry that I didn’t.