Behind the Scenes 2

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Behind the Scenes 2
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Behind the Scenes 2

Original Release Date: October 9, 2006

I tried another 24-hour comic day, and this one did not go well compared to the last two. I only drew three pages, and ended up taking a 4-hour nap at one point because my hand was cramping. I was so disappointed in my output that I drew this comic to make fun of myself. Not starting at 2:00 AM probably would have been a good idea, but again, planning was just not one of my strengths, particularly when planning marathon drawing sessions.

The single overhead light in the first three panels is a powerfully accurate depiction of late-night comic drawing. It's quiet, lonely, maybe even a little bit creepy. I guess I really liked what I was doing to be willing to deal with all that.

And now, the news!

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Come See Mike and the Ninja at Lebanon Comic Con!

I had the pleasure of exhibiting at the first-ever Lebanon Comic Con last Halloween. Exhibiting at the 2nd annual show this weekend was a no-brainer; not only do Amanda and I have family in Lebanon, but we had such a good time at the convention last year that we couldn't say no this year.

The convention is June 17-19 in Lebanon, Missouri. I, personally, will only be there Saturday and Sunday. However, Amanda will be manning the booth all three days, and she'll have Mike and the Ninja books and swag with her all three days, as well as the Night of the Dragon trilogy by DL Moore.

In other news, the website is still coming along and is still very much a work-in-progress. Time has been short lately, so little has been done to improve site automation features and adding extra content to the About page and so on. But it's coming!

Also, last night, I finally began drawing my next project, Six Legs, No Heart, a 26-page comic book about giant bugs. Granted, I only drew a panel and a half, so it was an inauspicious start, but a start nonetheless. I've had the thing written for a few months now, but had to overcome the debilitating fear I have when starting any kind of project like this. I felt the same thing about Mike and the Ninja, which is part of the reason why it took me eight years to actually dedicate myself to it. At least this time, it was only a matter of months instead of a matter of years.

That's all for now! Take care, and thanks for reading!