The new year is a great chance to get a fresh start on many things. In the past I made long lists of resolutions and didn't get to half of them. This year, though, I will only officially make one I think I can keep: My goal for 2011 is to finish and publish the first comic of AERHEAD!
I've also decided to return to my original method of making comics, which is to draw multiple pages first, then ink them, then color them. I'll do this in batches - I've divided the story into three parts, and I think the first segment should amount to one comic of the series.
When I started this blog, I altered the process of making my new comic to match up with posting each week. Creating a new page every other week from start to finish was a good way to make quantifiable progress. However, it's not the most efficient way to do a long graphic novel. A friend I met at MoCCA said I was "starting and stopping" all the time and couldn't seem to get into a good work flow, and I realized he was right! For example, when I was drawing page 5, I really wanted to draw page 6, but had to hold back because if I did I wouldn't have time to finish the current page in time to post. Doing many pages at once will also keep my style, story, and details more consistent.
So you've gotten a taste of what the finished AERHEAD comic will look like from the first 5 pages. I know you are hungry for more AERHEAD! I'll keep you updated on my progress, but my only fear is that I'll lose readers if I don't post finished pages in awhile. Any thoughts?