Well — It’s good to finally post something after a few months unexpected hiatus. I won’t go into details or make excuses, but my son was born two months early, in October. As Lennon said, life is what happens when you’re making other plans — but hey, he’s healthy and thriving, and I wouldn’t trade the experience for anything. And now that I have a couple weeks off work for the holidays, I am finally catching up with comics and chores and breathing.
So, in this comic, I was having trouble getting back into drawing digitally. For one thing, my hand began cramping pretty badly. For another, I basically had to reteach myself, since I hadn’t worked on the tablet in so long, which is interesting. I ended up choosing to do the final inks on paper, just to get this comic out there before the end of the year. I also tried something I’d been meaning to try — doing background linework in sepia. In the end I think it created more problems than it was worth, though. I kept the backgrounds pretty minimal anyway, so I think it worked out.
On another note, I realized that with “Misza” gone for now, and Szczęściarz out of the picture, I had the opportunity to design a new character. In Żużel and the Fox, there is a wolf character, and I haven’t had much practice designing / drawing anthropomorphic wolves. So, PFC Szczeniak was born.
Anyway — happy to be making comics again. I’m looking forward to pushing the plot forward ;)