Thursday, June 11, 2009

Sheila's big debut, 14 wk novel, and a cross country trip

Sheila the zombie cheerleader made her big mini comic debut at the MoCCA comics festival last weekend. Yay!!!! It was lots of fun and very hot. There's a news report from the festival here, pictures here, and notes about the comics my classmates and I produced for the festival here (and a bit on the process of making Sheila's comic here).

And here's the cover of my mini comic:



I came into the class with a script, that changed a lot, and I had 2 weeks to put together the comic, including adding 5 pages at the last minute and doing most of the inking in one day. Wheee! It was exhausting, but so worth it!

I'll be doing a series of posts in the future on the making of my mini comic. I'll have more details and more pictures then.

14 Week Novel - Final Week and Final Thoughts
This is the last week (seven more days to work)! If you're not done yet, type faster!! :) I'm not done yet, but I'm hoping in the next week I will be much further along. I have some travel days and usually work well at the ariport, so I'm hoping to have some real progress in the next week or so. I'm sorry that I wasn't able to post the last 2 weeks, but it wasn't possible with my class (but the project for class was the same character from my novel, so I was still working). My final thought on the 14 week novel, is that 14 weeks was too long for me. I kept thinking of all the time I had left and didn't get as much done as I would have with a shorter deadline. Also, the intensive class I've been in the last 2 weeks made me realize that setting a shorter goal and trying to stay off the internet or limit my online time until it's done is a good idea and one I'll try again. I hope that the posts were helpful to read and that you were able to make progress on your projects. Let me know how your projects are going if you have time to comment!

Cross country trip - I was going to come back and start blogging this week, but I'm heading across the country on an unexpected trip instead. I'll be gone a week or so and will try to check in, but don't know if I'll be able to with everything going on.