*edited to remove a typographical error
OK, here are three pages in two weeks. This is a departure from my two-a-week goal, mostly because I’ve been busy at work, which makes Saturday a day for grocery shopping and lawn mowing instead of comics. My next comic project, The Best Iraqi Ever (which will be first a mini, then a book when combined with some other stories) is going to be a page-a-week operation in the interest of me having some balance. With this one, I want to get it done. That said, notes:
Page 83: in reality, the cone penetrometer mostly lived in its protective case, because no one at any level actually cared, but I would like any future employers to be aware that I do know about quality control.
Page 84: Hopefully, people know what chain binders are.
Page 85: You should be able to guess how this plan works out.
One challenge in drawing a comic book over the course of 18 months is that my artwork has naturally changed and improved over the course of it, which compounds the mistakes that I already made of not having model sheets and using too elaborate a color palate. I’m going to have to go back and adjust some of the early pages, in particular, to maintain some level of consistency, without taking up so much time that I may as well be drawing the whole thing over. As I get towards the end of the story, I’ve been going through each page and making notes.
I have yet to decide whether or not I’ll post all of the edited artwork here, or whether it will remain an incentive for people to purchase the book/PDF. We shall see.