Original Release Date: July 5, 2011
There are two artwork things about this page that bother me. The fitted sheet on Mike's bed is totally wrinkle-free. What is he sleeping on? A cot? I thought it looked weird when I drew it, and I still think it looks weird, so I wish I had thrown some wrinkles in there.
The other thing I don't like is this inset panel of Mike arguing. Why can you see so little of his face? Why didn't I make the panel bigger so you can see more of him? It would have taken two minutes. I think I frequently had good ideas for page layouts or camera angles, but it seems like on every page, there is one area or element where I didn't put in the time I should have, and the entire page suffers as a result. This too-thin panel does it for me on this page. The page could have been really cool, but it's not quite there.
Work continues on Six Legs, No Heart. Progress is slow, but steady. I'm in the middle of pencilling page 16 now. I've been preoccupied the last couple of weeks with a birthday party for my wife and a charity video game marathon, so I haven't been getting as much work done as I would like. Those events were great and a lot of fun, but now that they're over, it's time to get back on schedule.
Also, and I apologize for the short notice, I'm making one more comic con appearance this year! Cape Comic Con, my hometown convention, is partnering with the Crisp Museum at Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus to host a mini comic con in conjunction with an art exhibit called "Heroes, Villains, and Monsters." It's at River Campus on Saturday, November 12, from 9am to 4pm, and you can find out all you need to know about it right here. I'll be there sketching, selling books, and probably working on Six Legs, No Heart, too. Come have a great day with us!
In the meantime, I gotta get back to work!