So, I’ve been really pushing my indiegogo project, The New Recruits, pretty hard for the last couple of months. It is exhausting, but really cool. I’m happy we made the money so that James can get paid for his work on the comic, and hopefully we’ll even be able to put some money towards printing!
But of course, I’ve also been working! I have completed writing a nine issue comic series called Lab-Rat. That’s about 225 pages of writing, and I’m really happy with the results. Now I’m working on a bit of spot editing, and then hopefully I’ll find some fellow comic aficionados to help with an edit. Then? Who knows! Getting four issues off of the ground is really hard, so I couldn’t imagine nine!
As for drawing, you may know that my life has been in a bit of an uproar this year so far. I stopped drawing in around February, and have been looking at the same page sitting on my drafting table for months and months. So, I made a decision. I’m going to focus solely on drawing The Somnambulist, and leave Captain Uranus for afterwards, and most likely leave Bravo Sierra for another artist sometime in the future. It’s a great story, but I can only do so much. In the last two weeks I’ve drawn eight pages for Somnambulist, so it seems my decision is working!
Thinking about the future of Utility Belt Comics, I’m thinking that I want to move more into publishing, and that means continuing fundraising. I love making comics, but I need to work on my promotion and distribution. The local comic community has really stepped up when it comes to supporting me, as has my family and friends, but getting that elusive ‘not my friends or family’ sale is difficult. But, it’s still a dream of mine to make comics, and this seems to be the best way I’ve found… so far!
Anyway, lots of excitement here at Utility Belt Comics! Keep on checking in for new info!