?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

Senior Syndrome

I finally inked the next Suburban Jungle strip last night and posted it for katayamma to color; it should run on Monday. Now that the 16-ton weights have calmed down a little I'm hoping this is the beginning of a good run up to AnthroCon, so the story can finally get somewhere since February.

As I get within view of the finale of the strip-format run, it's getting harder and harder to stick with it. I started my really heavy-duty work on NeverNever in 1997-1998, so it's getting close on to a decade now that comic strips in one form or another have dominated my artistic life ... and as much as I love it, I'm really looking forward to spending some time doing something else for a change.

Thus, every time I put down the blue pencil, it becomes just a little bit harder to pick it up again. I've got Brigid and Greg tickling the back of my brain, I've got an outline for a Michael Macbeth novel that needs writing, I want to expand my comics/illustration repertoire ... and lately I've been itching to study another language (or even just brush up on my Latin) and take up jazz guitar. I can't do all these things all at once, obviously, but I can't seriously work on any of them if I'm spending three or five nights a week exclusively drawing SJ.

On the other hand, I am committed to bringing SJ in for a graceful landing instead of an abrupt stop, which means that I have to keep picking up the pencil for a bit longer, no matter how much I want to goof off instead. So, discipline, Gneech, discipline! If you don't do it right now, it will keep bugging you forever afterwards.

-The Gneech

Comments

the_gneech
Jun. 2nd, 2007 01:28 am (UTC)
I never said I'd quit completely! In fact, just the opposite -- NN is going to keep running and I plan to do some work with graveyardgreg and future SJ stuff as well.

But I am going to stop doing the M-W-F comic strip writing+drawing all myself routine. :) That's just murder!

-The Gneech

Latest Month

October 2019
S M T W T F S
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  

Tags

Page Summary

Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by Tiffany Chow