Only one day to go now… I do feel a slight fatigue, but it’s been a fun exercise! First up is today’s comic, though: New pen tip, crisper lines!
Today’s entry is in reply to a Twitter conversation I had yesterday with @FrauLizling. She got so frustrated with her work that she deleted the majority of her blog posts and burned her sketchbooks:
My reply was rather glib (“It’s all I know how to do”) but sitting down with my sketchbook this morning, the question was still churning in my mind. How do you keep working and improving yourself, especially when the world seems to be struggling against you? My answer:
This is something different from my previous 30 Days of Comics posts in that I was able to collect a 36-page book of yesterday’s sketchbook comics; and in that everything is drawn from visuals in the TV show Lost.
It is also entirely same-old, same-old in the abstractions, the panel grids. Just a bit more rushed, as I didn’t want to cheat and freeze frames!
I agree today’s entry isn’t much of a comic to look at, but I’m still in the throes of last month’s teaching, and the Deep Thoughts About Comics that always come to the surface when I teach.
The above is an attempt to outline the field definition of (what I, whithin my courses, accept as) comics, and I think it fits as well into its own definition as any graphic representation of information. But yeah, even I think I’m pushing the 30 Days envelope a bit with this one.
Next maybe I should try and define “story”? I’m always getting vague and mumbly when I teach narrative.