Tomorrow is the final day of my comic strip, Little Dee, which many of you have come from to read Spacetrawler. It’s been a struggle running both strips simultaneously these last 3 months, even more-so in the last few weeks as I prepped the final Little Dee book and limited print.
In ways it has helped, it has forced me to find the balance I need in creating Spacetrawler, somewhere between obsessive-level craftsmanship and simply getting the damn thing done. I’ve had to make choices: which details I was doing for the benefit of the strip and which simply for my own over-perfectionist side. I think the results have been good.
I am now looking forward to spending more time on building their ship, the IA Star Banger, in Sketchup. Right now it is a hull full of houses of cards. But I understand the process now, I know how to build the inidividual models, how to use the software quick and dirty and find looks I want.
p.s. – did you know I also blog about food? I do. Well, I’ve been out of that loop the last four months due to the release of Spacetrawler. But Sunday night I got back in the saddle and made Rhubarb Jam. It took 10 minutes and was awesome.