Just when I thought I wasn’t going to have time for a comic Saturday, AOL posted this gem:
This “plot” stuff is a hell of a lot harder than it looks. Especially when simultaneously juggling the capstone for my Master’s degree and overtime working on a project for my employer. My appreciation for authors such as Pete Abrams, Howard Taylor, Steve Troop, and the hundreds of others who have successfully written story-based comics for years is growing by leaps and bounds.
See, the problem is that I wrote up scripts, and I’ve even drawn most of them… but I’m reading them myself I don’t think they’d make sense to anyone else. Obviously, elaboration is required, but that means I need to draw the elaboration comics NOW to post NOW so the stuff I’ve already drawn makes sense. NOW is a bad time. That’s why I have a six-to-twelve-week comic buffer to begin with.
Anyhow, I got two panels of the comic planned for today finished (yes, this is the same comic I’d planned to have up last Tuesday) but not four, and after having gotten less than five hours sleep every night this week, I’m going to bed early. The server’s going to be down for maintenance sometime between midnight and 5 am anyway, so even if I finished tonight, I wouldn’t be able to post before all y’all would be awake and reading. And events like this are the reason why I go trolling for bad AOL headlines.
So enjoy this doozy from a few weeks ago, and I’ll try to get all my work done. Tomorrow, I just have to clean the kitchen, make sure the finances are up to date, work on my capstone, write a food shopping list, go food shopping, and work on the comic. That shouldn’t take more than, what, eighteen hours?