Darklord Webcomic Sneak Peek

What a summer! It had nothing to do with drawing or writing, but it was sure active.

My girlfriend broke up with me. So much was said at the end that it colors all that went before. If you’re over 30 years old or so, you likely know what I mean. I now question events from the three years we were together, wondering whether I saw things correctly or only now see them correctly. But I don’t dwell too much. I try to live in the moment, and the moment moved on.

I managed to get plenty of CrossFit work outs in, enough to improve my deadlift and overhead squat. I started piano again, which will focus on Ludovico Einaudi. If that name is new to you, look him up, the most beautiful music you’ve ever heard. He inspires my writing like no one else. My kids, husband, and I traveled Iowa and had so much fun. Our final stop after memorials, a haunted inn, batting cages, and a pioneer village experience, was the Iowa State Fair. Two days of good-bad food, beer, crafts, rides, flea market shopping, and a million odd people. It’s an experience we seize hold of every year!

I hope you made the best of your summer, too, and you’re ready to move into autumn: Halloween, pumpkins, rain, early evenings, cold mornings, that turning inward, slowing down as nature does…

I’m back at it,¬†The Story. To prove it to you, here’s a sneak peek at Avestine and Kami:

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Page from Darklord

After about a year of practice (see my other posts), I’ve decided to go with charcoal pen using Procreate on my iPad Pro. I’ve really enjoyed getting used to digital charcoal. I’ll make covers in color, and maybe pin ups. I’ve had enough practice that I can create good digital images in pen & ink, charcoal, pencil, airbrush.

I still have to decide on the webcomic presentation format. That is, I can’t simply post the pages in the blog, so I have to decide how best to present them for easy reading and navigation. I’ve never been happy with Comic Press or Comic Easel, the two go-tos for WordPress websites. Just too much overhead and clunkiness for you, the reader, and for me, the creator.

I’ll figure it out. That’s one of the fun parts of the whole process. I enjoy every step of production, some things others find tedious.

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