Original Release Date: June 5, 2012
This was a fun, relatively simple page to draw. The intent was to find some creative ways to visually represent emptiness. The ninja went on strike in the early 90s. Mike and the Ninja, as we established previously when we discussed the joke about Terrell Owens, probably takes place sometime in the early 2000s. So, ninja headquarters has sat dormant for a decade or more. It's a big building, capable of accomodating a lot of people, once bustling with activity at the height of the ninja's power. Now, it stands empty, full of cobwebs, empty chairs, and bags of snacks that expired years ago. (Well, not the Twinkies.)
One small detail that strikes me as funny: Stu has a key to the front door. Now that I think about it, I feel as though the only way in or out of ninja headquarters should have involved sneaking, in some way.
Big news on Six Legs, No Heart. Interior inking was finished last night! There's still a lot of work to do, including interior post-production and the cover, but the brunt of the workload is officially behind us! I'm planning to get as much work done over the next two weeks as possible to maximize lead time before Cape Comic Con 2017. Wish me luck!
I also only have 50 more Mike and the Ninja commentaries to write. I've been keeping ahead by at least a month since I started working on them, and while my buffer is growing somewhat smaller, I should finish Six Legs, No Heart in time to start writing commentaries again before they run out.
I'm amazed at how busy I've been with creative stuff! Now the only thing I need to get better at is telling you guys about it! One step I'm taking in that direction is improving my social media use and strategy. I recently converted the Mike and the Ninja Facebook page to a Big Skink Tales Facebook page, so it can encompass all of my projects instead of just Mike and the Ninja. Or, if you're more into Instagram, I also started a Big Skink Tales Instagram page, and that's honestly the best way you'll be able to get updates and teasers on works in progress, and looks at my process and art equipment.
That's all for now! As always, take care of yourselves, and thanks for reading!