First few comics are storyboarded, character designs are pretty much settled, and I am prepped pretty good. Problem is my motherboard is dying and absolutely shits the bed with large document comic work. After a few crashes and lockups while working to assemble the first page, losing hours of work in the process, I’ve decided to just put it off until I can fix this thing. I’ve nuked and reloaded, upgraded to windows 10, and after individually shutting down parts of my computer to identify the problem I eventually discovered that the harddrive controller on my motherboard is inducing a really bad DPC latency. I listen to a lot of music, so drawing in conjunction with that I get these ‘hang’ periods for a second or two every few minutes with major static feedback… which is infuriating when you’re trying to draw. Unfortunately I’m a bit tight on money at the moment, but I’m hoping I’ll be able to order a new motherboard (might as well get a new CPU while I’m at it.. I’m due for one.) within a week or two.
Once that arrives, and I get everything setup, I’ll immediately get to work on the first comic. I’m determined to get it out by early december at the latest, I don’t want to sit on this comic story for too long and be bored of the idea before I even get started. I’ll be really short on funds next month, but I really don’t have a choice if I want to get this thing off the ground.
Until then I’ve been trying to make the best of a crappy situation, so I’ve been working to improve my art more. I’ve made some pretty good strides recently in understanding the mechanics of the pelvis and other anatomy stuff, I have a far more natural feel for drawing eyes, I’ve improved my clothing repertoire, and right now I’m working on drawing more dynamic poses without relying on references. I may not be able to draw large documents without my computer struggling, but I can still work on smaller stuff.
Hopefully the next time I update here will be announcing the reboot of this website and launch date for the comic. I hate that it’s taking so long, as even when it’s launched it’ll be a slow burn for me to get into the rhythm of things… so I don’t wanna hype it too much.
Don’t get too excited, but stay tuned! =P
TL:DR – I need a new motherboard… so the comic is pushed back to December. Fixing stuff I suck at artistically in the meantime.