i mean, It's tempting to just sit down and do a very pencilled and well drawn drawing of something, but i already know how to do that, and the point of this Friday thing is try to expand my drawing vocabulary. Sometimes I feel I'm doing okay at it even. Even this week, although a bit shoddy, i learned a little here and there with the comics i imitated, because they draw in ways i don't (althouhg, mostly in ways I'm aware of, so not much was won).
So yeah, it's tough, I am so wiped working on the "Little Dee" release, that it's hard to get my mind around doing anything (although I am in this zen peaceful state Sunday morning and write the week of bruno, and have been very happy with the scripts). but yeah, and I know you are probably all tired of hearing my exhaustion about it, as are my friends (the few I've had a spare moment to even talk with), but it'll all be over soon.
And then things will be very very good, or very very more badness yick.
Why not new sketches? Basically, the same as what you all know by rote by now, doing the release for "Little Dee" has been really overwhelming, and so it was me posting these, or me pretending I'm superchris and have a breakdown in the morning.
The booklets themsleves look good. I am not totally pleased with the cover, I re-designed it dozens of times, and this was the best I could come up with, but still, not as good as I was hoping for. But the printing job, oye-vey, another nod to Capitol City Press, I have never seen the strips look so good. I am very pleased.
For those of you who bought one for the fund-raiser, I will be trying to sign and sketch in them as soon as possible, but I'm in the muck of it, haven't even started stuffing envelopes for Friday's mailing (about 15 hours work), plus database work pre-calling, so it may take a week or two.
Wednesday is my last day at the playground-structure place making photocopies. Last Thursday I hit 100,000 copies. That's way to many for all reasonableness. But yes, leaving before the job is done because on Thursday i will be beginnning calling the 1,500 newspapers, with both fingers crossed and the knowledge that i have a decent product and lots of hope.
On other Dee news, I took the Little Dee archives down from the baldwinpage/brunostrip site (the ones i posted in August). But soon enough they'll be up again at littledee.net.
And lastly, and Bethanne and I are looking into taking a small vacation to Victoria (and area) on Vancouver island in June, sort-of a brief recovery from this release. And if anyone is local or knows any special cheap places, museums, whale watching trips, etc, or anything quirky you think we should see, or the like, feel free to give us the heads up. :)