Well, hello there.
So, as I write this there is still one hour and 40 minutes left of February 1st, 2012 and I did promise you daily updates on the first. I’m going to try and write up at least one wrap-up post of the workings of the Panel2Panel offices each day. But to keep things civilized, we must be systematic about this.
Today, gone unnoticed by most, but not by me, my good friend Jeff Drake posted the first page of Chapter 1: In the Beginning… of No Stereotypes. The Prologue has also been uploaded. Gary Green, another devoted follower of the Panel, has helped a great deal with readying Life of Glych. Those comics will begin to update daily on Monday so I can match up the super-sized Sundays. I fell behind updating Life of Glych before because a great deal of stuff came up in my life all of a sudden. I’m going to upload what I have already, then start making new comics again. The same deal with No Stereotypes (the pages number into the 400s). So woot! Met my own deadline! I deserve a cookie!
I am going to finish the comics! YES!This is a decision I have made and will do from sheer force of will… But it does take baby steps. Looking them over, they’re not all bad… But there is a lot I would fix. But I’m just going to let them be for what they are- me learning.
I’ve been working on a pitch package for a live educational show. I don’t want to go much further in my description than that because that’s all I’ve been doing the past 3 days; refining the description. I set a deadline for myself for tonight, but between Ian and I both being sick, a crazy week of running around, and a mountain of disks to sort through to form a reel, I think I’m going to cultivate the idea for the next few weeks, get that reel done, and then hit the market hard.
Princess Naughtypants writing has been put on hold for the moment while I focused on the pitch. Once I finish the live pitch, I’m going to make one for Naughtypants as I realize I have enough to sell it as a series (I think). I still have budgets to work out for both.
Tomorrow, Gary and I are heading up to Los Angeles for a writer’s meet and greet in Glendale. This was my self-set deadline for the pitch… But it might be good to “sit this one out,” watch, and learn. From there, we’ll be heading up to The Valley for a lunch date with Ken Penders, his lovely wife, and Elliot Maggin. Afterwards, I was going to point out studios I want to pitch to to Gary, and then we were going to head home.
Ken’s most known for his amazing 12 year run on Sonic the Hedgehog work for Archie but there’s a lot of stuff going on with that right now, so I’m not going to comment further… but I’ve known the man for years. He basically mentored me and is one of my dearest friends. He taught me a lot of the basics of comic books before I even knew what the hell he was teaching me. If it weren’t for him, I wouldn’t have done half as well in art. Elliot wrote for DC Comics for YEARS stretching from the ’70s to the late ’80s and returned a few more times for good measure. His most noted story Must there be a Superman? is sometimes taught in philosophy courses as an argument of ethics and boundaries. Pretty cool guy. Has worked with Ray Bradbury and Steranko which makes him so much cooler.
There is some code and aesthetic wackiness that probably bothers only me but -dammit, I’ve put it on the list-.
Right now the No Stereotypes chapter navigation is acting funky, and I’m not sure exactly how to fix them yet. Right now, you have to go to the archives page to change between chapters. There’s some investigating to do on that front.
I’m also having an annoying WordPress logo show up on Facebook for posts from that site right now and not the icon I had set up, so I have to repair that as well.
My RSS feeds still need some sweet, sweet love to get working right…
Some visual cleanup…
But that’s my site! I’ve also been helping out a young whipper-snapper of a cartoonist by the name of Reggie Weaver from Pekar’s old stomping grounds, Cleaveland Ohio. He made the Living Out Comic about minorities within minorities and their daily lives. it’s cute from what I’ve seen. I’m helping him out with some Comic Easel problems on Sunday and helped him set up the archives.
I randomly got involved with a creative collaborative project with about 50 other artists. More news to come…
This Metropolis painting is still happening…
I have a fever, am going to bed, and waking up in 7 hours…
Oh look! There’s still an hour left of February 1st! I met my own deadlizzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz……………………………………………………………………………..