Comics: Rie Kills a Ghost (preview)
This comic is something I’ve been working on for a while. Not that it’s going to look amazing because I’ve been committing time to it, it’s more like I (mostly) finished the pencils and was scared away by the inking phase ヽ(￣д￣;)ノ=3=3=3
However, I did have the attention span to ink the cover (Yay)! It’s no way near complete yet, but I figure I’d post a WIP.
This bit might be colored, but I still have to decide how I want to produce this comic. Might just be web-based but wouldn’t mind printing out some mini-comics (for Rie in particular). Whichever, the inside contents will most likely just be b&w.
The whole comic is 10 pages + cover, so it should be a nice little comic eventually. When I get all moved and a new desk set up, this will be one of the comics I’ll try to (finally) finish.
So, to any comic creators out there, do you ever have difficulties finishing the production of your comic? Is there a certain part that gives you the most trouble? How do you ink your comics and how quickly can you finish them?
Hope to hear some responses! None the less, I’ll finish this one soon so stay tuned!!
See ya next time!
I think things really depend on the artist. I know that for me, the scheduling demands of my webcomic keep me going and motivated to move forward, especially since I know that there is a definite group of readers expecting to read a new strip once (now twice) a week. I think it’s good to have some kind of deadline or incentive to produce something. Many cities have ‘indie press’ comic conventions, which if you’re considering doing a print copy might be a good venue to showcase your stuff, and give you that necessary push to have it ready for then.
I’d like to think that if the circumstances were ideal, I’d be able to pump out a page a day, start to finish. That said, I feel I’m not the fastest artist. I’ve heard other cartoonists, like Craig Thompson, say that this is a fairly common practice (of course, it always depends on the complexity of the page).
Recently, I’ve been inking pages with a combination of nib, brush, pen and Photoshop.
Hope that helps!
Hey Brett, thanks for your comment and good advice!
Coming up with a page a day would be great but I am always worried that my inks (in particular) would be inconsistant. Maybe if I get better at inking that wouldn’t be such a concern.
When you produce a comic that’s several pages, what’s your process for producing it? Do you pencil the whole thing out first then ink it? Or do you complete one page at a time?
In the past, creating deadlines certainly helped motivate me to produce more work, but I find myself more likely to miss deadlines I create for myself. Building a readership could certainly make the deadlines I set more imperative, but in order to have consistant readers I must become more consistant with my deadlines.
I guess the best thing to do is keep at it!!
Thanks again for your feedback 🙂