Still working on the comic that I’m planning to post today. I have a lot of the pencils done, but depending on when I get the inks done it might not dry soon enough for me to post it this afternoon. I was trying to work on it yesterday, but my back was driving me crazy and it was becoming painful to sit at my desk. I hope that’s not going to become a regular problem, because I haven’t had much trouble with it before, and it would seriously be irritating if I couldn’t draw as much as I want to.
What I did do was overhaul the storyline guide page on this website, in accordance with how the posts in the archives have been rearranged. The comics that appear in my book that came out last year have been mostly arranged in the order in which they appear in the book, and the older comics have been arranged into a more readable order. I also took down a lot of sketchbook pages and whatnot, just so that the archives are more readable and the storylines happen in order. Some of the stuff that I took down, I might add to the Facebook page for my comics, or my Tumblr, so that they’re still out there.
I’m excited to finally have things this way, I don’t know why I didn’t do it a long time ago. Especially in the comics from the last couple of years, the ones that appear in my book, the reading order makes a big difference and they’re finally all together the way I’d prefer them to be read. You can start reading the comics from my book here , or if you haven’t read it all together and in order before you can read the individual storylines at the links in the storyline guide page. I’m especially proud of the dating story I did, Boy From Santa Cruz, and the story of Rickets’s origin, Marching to “The City” , both of which I think turned out well. When I’m working on these comics a lot of times I’m working on several things at once and doing them out of order, and I have so many more things started than I have finished, so it’s enjoyable to me to see those two, which I think work as complete, coherent stories that are enjoyable and have something to say.
Alright, I just finished moving around a bunch of things in the archives so that finally all the comics on this site are in their proper reading order for the first time. I also deleted a lot of stuff, mostly sketchbook stuff and older blog entries that are no longer relevant, to streamline things. For a while some links on the site will be dead until I fix them, mostly the links in the Storyline guide page, which I’ll need to fix to accommodate the new arrangement of things.
I’m going to be posting a new comic on Friday, and a lot of new stuff coming up soon. When I disappear from time to time, it doesn’t mean I’ve stopped working on the comics, but it just means I’ve been distracted, in this case I’ve been distracted by writing things that I’m going to be drawing further down the line.