Seriously, I cannot wait for you to read this comic: John created something extraordinary with this alt-history tale of highly trained polygamist sister-wife super-spies.
Now, I have all SORTS of stuff I'd love to share about what I learned, the process, pros and cons of doing it in such a concentrated amount of time... But I'll save that for later. (Still rather tired at the moment).
Instead, I'll just give you a small work-in-progress glimpse at one particular two page spread that I completed in 12.5 hrs. (Which was sort of a record, many of them took 20 hrs or more.)
Approximately 1 hour in: Panels are finally in place with initial sketches & word bubble placement:
4.5 hours later, I'm about half way through the first page:
6 hrs in and I am *ALMOST* done with the first page... *ALMOST*.
8.5 hours in and I am halfway through the second page. (Unable to push any further, I crash into bed.)
Get up the next morning ready to go back at it... After three hours (11.5 hrs total) the two pages are *ALMOST* done:
Finally, at about 12.5 total drawing hours, these two pages are finally finished: (So I moved right on to the next two page spread :) )
At that point, of course, John had to go back and fix all my typos and choose a better font than what I was using. 'Finished' is rather relative.
BTW... a serious big thank you to Bear Weiter for helping me figure out the ps Pen tool: that helped immensely in so many of these scenes.
Also, see here, here and here, for a tiny taste of some of the other amazing stories that are going to be in this anthology. Yummy!
More to come about it all later. Meanwhile... I need to try remember what I did with myself when I was not drawing every spare minute of ever day. Hmmmmm......