I never thought about how hard it is to make those kinds of sound effects. Sorry ladies if I failed to make the right one.
Okay, so as you’ve noticed there has been a distinct lack of updating the last few times, and in general, the last few weeks. Sorry gang, but things have just been a bit crazy since the move to my new place. Aside from working extra hours at my job, I’ve also been doing a lot of freelance graphic design projects on the side, been applying for new jobs (don’t want to be working as a waiter forever), been establishing my new place, and been just trying to get myself into a slightly more consistent sense of day-to-day life. That’s not to say things are bad for me right now. Far from it. I’ve been actually doing very well, and feeling an amazing sense of creativity artistically. I’m happy, healthier than I’ve felt in a while and aside from those bad days of work (I work in customer service, after all), things are good.
The problem I’m facing is that there are not enough hours in the day, and as I am not in my twenties anymore (Oh god I’m old!), I can’t pull all-nighters as much anymore to finish my comics. And between a choice of putting my energy into paying the bills and having money to eat, or working on my beloved comic that right now isn’t ready to turn a profit (i.e. publishing a physical book of my comic and selling merchandise), I have to be Mr. Responsible 30-something and put work and money first. (Bleh!)
I assure you that I do have comics written, and I have art work started (that means penciled and inked). But I just haven’t had the time to finish it yet. This may continue to be a re-occurrence for a while, as I continue to try and get everything flowing the right way.
But I thank all my readers for their patience and for their support. You guys are awesome, and you’re the reason I do this.
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.