I have already fixed up issue 1 and 2 of my June comic, and I am quite proud of myself. Usually in large projects such as this, I give up before draft 1 is done, or if I finish writing the first draft, I never put much effort into fixing it. Unfortunately, now things are becoming more difficult. I made some huge changes to the story, and I find them rather okay, but now I need to fit them into the story.
Issue 1 was easy. It’s the beginning. I think I have a pretty decent issue there. It needs fixing, but it’s there, at least. Next, issue 2 needed help. I made some changes. It’s okay, though. The beginning of issue 3 might be okay, but after that, I don’t have a clear picture of where the story goes. There’s a lot of pointless action I put in there, pretty much as a placeholder, that adds nothing to the story. It will either need major changes or to be cut from the story completely.
So with my new ideas, I must figure out how to actually write my improved plot. For now, I’ll skip ahead to the most important scenes and write them first. I know certain things need to happen, but not what leads up to them. I can put in the rest later, I guess. I have a lot more conflict in June, I’m making the Philosopher more important (as he was meant to be all along), I’m revealing an important character later on instead of in issue 2, and there will be more of Flynn and Gretchen and the Scientists because they seem interesting. I changed the timeline a bit so that the conflict escalates throughout the story, rather than staying flat throughout much of it. Maybe this will end up being the story I dreamed it would be. Wouldn’t that be spiffy?
By the way, I very much appreciate the help of my awesome commenters a couple posts ago. I’ll be sure to make use of your advice.
The Duck with a Mission
I recently started my next comic, but I’ve been pretty lazy on it and only did the first page or so. Bah! I’ll get back to it soon. Now’s a good time to tell you guys what it’s about, though.
When I wrote my post “A Quest for a Pen”, I suddenly got an idea, as if slapped by a Muse. A metaphorical journey to become an artist, learning new skills, practicing those skills, and also finding the perfect tools. It gave me the idea of a world drained of color and happiness, and a young girl finds a beautiful, colorful bird that remembers what it used to be like when the whole world had color. So she and the bird go on a quest to restore color and happiness to everyone. Along the way, she’ll find weapons to use against evil, such as a magical eraser for destroying evil Smudges. She’ll also get other tools, including an inking pen and such. I haven’t decided on all of it yet.
Also, the comic is going to start off in black and white except for the bird. Artsy and inexpensive! As it goes on, I will add colors and such, perhaps up until the main characters defeat the main evil creature/person/whatever. I am quite excited about this project, despite the fact that I’m slacking on it. I should get back to writing the script and designing the characters soon, I hope.
An Artsy Duck
I have a blog! Wow! Hello and welcome! I felt like writing about my attempts to pursue my numerous, little hobbies. What I have been working on is writing and art, and I would love to earn money with these things someday.
So anyway, I like to draw pictures on Photoshop, for one thing. Fan art and original stuff. Perhaps, I’ll show you some time. And a few poems that I need to try and get published, and I’m writing a novel (Aren’t we all?). No, seriously, I actually am. And many parts of it disturb me, but they say most people never finish a novel, so I will, if for nothing more than to rub it in people’s faces. (I’m at about 48,000 words so far. I heard 50,000 is novel length.) Also, because I love them, because I want people to think I’m awesome and want to see me at conventions, and because it is likely what I need to further improve my art skills (if that’s the word to describe what I have), I’m working on a comic. Not sure how many issues yet, but I got most of the plot planned out and I’m guessing 19 pages of the script. I’m a busy, busy manatee. Yet, surprisingly not.
So, this is dedicated to my “creative” endeavors. Any beginners who’d like help, I’d be happy to (and I mean beginning beginners). Any professionals or really anyone above the amateur level, I’d gladly heed your advice. So please join me as I log my efforts to obtain success and all-around awesomeness.
The Duck of Indeed