Hi again! This is where things start to get more interesting, because there’s conversation! From now on there’ll usually be a reasonable amount of talking each page.
I’m not thaaaat happy with the art on this page. I messed up some colours (particularly Sarah’s skin) and I went for lazy, lazy backgrounds. This was mostly because Monday to Thursday, drawing a comic about a bunch of 6th formers made me think waaaaay too much about my A level results. After getting my results, I was reminded of my first day in 6th form. I changed school for 6th form, and I was lucky enough to have some really great people say hi and ask me if I wanted to hang out with them even on the first day! If any of you guys are reading this (you know who you are) thank you so much, I really don’t think I could have survived 6th form if you hadn’t done that. Oh and, everyone else? If you’re reading my comic, that makes you pretty great in my eyes as well
Yesterday was the Comica festival/Comiket/whatever you want to call it in Battersea Park by the Pumphouse gallery, which currently has an exhibiton called Hypercomics on, which is as interesting as it is impressive. More info on that here. The comiket was great, and I bought some fantastic comics. I spent a lot of my time there though at the We Are Words + Pictures workshop/drop in and draw (some info on THAT here). If you have a chance to go to one of WAW+P’s drop in and draw events (or just any of their events really) I highly recommend it, you’ll have fun and you’ll meet some lovely people.
Lastly, now that all 4 main characters have appeared in the actual comic, I’m going to get rid of the ‘Coming Soon’ post from a while back and put the image from that with the little bit of character info it had onto the Cast page. If nothing else, it means that clicking ‘First’ will actually take people to page 1.
Anyway, that was a looooong blog post, sorry. I’m writing this very early in the morning so I’m more or less putting down whatever I think of at the time. Hopefully next week the art will be better and I’ll get the strip done faster (shouldn’t remind me of as many memories, I hope) so I’ll be able to write this bit at a reasonable time. See you next week for page 4!