Here is a brief update for you.
I’m working pretty long days with the project since I’m leaving the country fairly soon, and I’ve been sick back and forth for the past week, which is an excellent excuse to not go to the gym or see people and just become a drawing zombie. Here is what I did in a zombie-like state yesterday:
A WRECK IN WORKING CONDITION!!!
Since I understand that people sometimes feel alienated when there are too many pictures of boats around, here is a picture of something else:
A VOLCANO AS SEEN FROM ABOVE THE CLOUDS!!!
Now I’m sure you all can relate to that.
Other things that has been happening with the comic is the following:
The translation of Chapter 6 is complete! I sent it to my contact (kind of a contact) who said it was charmingly “swenglish”. So apparently I master English better than my native tongue, which is intersting, and a bit disconcerting.
The font, named “Skrapy” by my dad, is now so beautifully kerned you wouldn’t believe it. If you are a comic book artist (or just anybody) thinking my handwriting is neat and would want to use my font, I’m happy to share it for good purposes.
The Fanzine is being re-printed since page nr 10 and page nr 11 had been switched in order when the printing studio did the setting. Don’t ask me how that is possible because it is beyond me. I realized it yesteday, and that in combination with a slight fever caused me to lie on the kitchen floor for approximately five minutes and ponder the bigger questions of the Universe to put this in an appropriate pespective. Lesson learned: demand test prints of everything. Be happy (or alarmed) that friends and family are kind enough not to point out the obvious lack of continuity in your story.
Part Two (Yes! There is such a thing!) which has hitherto been more or less ignored is now being transcribed. This takes a ridicuously long time. Today I sat in a computer screen-induced coma for 8 hours, transcribing about 40 pages. Also, let me tell you, this story is fucking depressing at times. Who writes stuff like this? And also, this is like a 40 page stretch without any boats in it. Boats are a big part of my life. I just cannot connect to a story properly without there being any boats in it.
The webpage for A Prairie Home Companion just won’t stream on my iPad! This is of major concern because I need to get hypnotized by Garisson Keillor’s voice to be able to draw properly after a 8h transcribing coma.
And finally, Part One is slowly but surely drawing towards its completion. Not within the very near future, but in the tangible future. I’m hoping to reach Page 100 before going back to Gunilla in mid February, but before that there is a schooner and a boy in Maine that will maybe, sometimes, be prioritised before the comic.
THE REMAINING PAGES OF PART ONE!
Not that bad, huh?
Current page count: 88 of 113 (part one)