So as you may have noticed, I haven’t updated LiC for a it. The reason for this is that I recently moved into a new apartment. And as anyone who has ever moved can attest, this is a rather time consuming thing. There has been packing, moving all the boxes from one location to the new location, and also unpacking. And as if that wasn’t enough, I’ve also been had to work at my regular job, which hasn’t left me a lot of time to work on the comic (Well, I have managed to draw and ink the new comic, I just haven’t had the time to scan it and finish it.)
I’ve basically gotten myself set up in my new place, and I have to tell you, it’s been great. Aside from being surprisingly spacious, this new apartment even has a walk-in closet-like alcove that I’ve managed to turn into an art studio! (Woot!)
Now it’s time for me to get back into the grove of things and with any luck I’ll have a comic for you guys by Friday (Monday at the latest).
So as I’ve mentioned before on the LiC Facebook Page (Check it out and Like it if you haven’t!), I’ve been looking to better define things for the webcomic. And while I of course want to better define and develop the cast, I was also talking about better developing the world of LiC. So far, I like to think I’ve done a fair job of laying out locations and giving the scenes some backgrounds and settings. But I feel that I could do better.
So as my two primary character set up their new home in a new location, I decided to take the opportunity to developed that home and location. So the last few weeks I’ve been creating background, laying out the apartment and so on. Part of this will help my visualize things when I draw out the comic, and part of it might help me speed up the process of the comic. You see, I’ve been creating backgrounds that I will be able to simply add them to the comic . This will help the comic retain a sense of consistency, and help me avoid having to re-draw the background for every strip. Below I’ve posted the new Apartment (inside and outside) as well as the floor plan for the new apartment. Things might change as I go forward, and I still have to create the scenes with furniture and also the bedrooms and bathroom and kitchen, but for the foreseeable future, this is how the apartment will look.
Hey gang, so I got back from my trip to NYC on Monday. It was a fantastic two weeks of Broadway shows, shopping, going to see the sights, and even getting on a Helicopter tour of New York! And best of all, I got to hang out with two of my closest friends, one of who current lives in Australia and really have a chance to reconnect with him! It was just what I’ve been needing and I can’t tell you how happy this trip made me. Also, I got to enjoy the holidays with my family, and got to take my nephew to his very first trip to Disneyland (Well, technically it was California Adventure, but he got to see Carsland, so it’s all good).
Anyways, sorry about not having an update yet. As I was away for two weeks, a lot of stuff hit me upon my return, biggest of which being work. I’ve had to seriously pick up some new shifts to make up for the trip and also paying rent on the first of this month. I’m kinda broke-ish right now. Also, I had to do some recovering from my trip. Vacation are fun, but when you try to pack in as much as you can into every day of them to make sure you’re having the maximum fun, it kinda takes a lot out of you. Add to that hanging out with a two year old nephew… Well, you see where I’m going with this.
So yeah, now I’m back, and trying to get back into a proper routine (if such a thing exists). On Monday expect a new comic, in which we’ll be getting close to wrapping up the Halloween storyline (Yeah, that’s still going…)
Thanks for being patient gang! And once again, I want to say thank you to Rachael & Josh Anderson of Worsted For Wear, Jeffrey Jones of Down & Out, and Jason Brewer for their fantastic guest strips that they did for a majority of my trip! I can’t tell you how grateful I am to them, and you all should seriously check out their work!