My C2E2 (or Chicago Comic & Enterntainment Expo) Tickets have finally arrived. So to prepare for my visit to the event, I had some Spectre T-shirt and Business Cards made. I also bought a bunch of my comic books to bring with me. You never know who you are going to run into. And I would love to get my book into the hands of someone important. I’ve also been drawing like crazy. I’ve started page 37 of the Spectre Sequel and that puts me at just over 1/3 of the way through the pencils. It’s been going slow because I’ve had some pretty difficult scenes to draw and it just took a lot of time. But we’re moving along as swiftly as we can….and by "we" I mean, Me.
Over the last month my comic blog postings have fallen off a bit, because I’ve been focusing on Pencilling the next Spectre Book. I’ve got to start thinking of a title so I can stop calling it that. But, I’ve pencilled about 25 pages, I’m almost a quarter of the way through. The goal is to be published by the end of the year. If you’re interested in seeing samples of the pages, I post a lot of images from my drawings on Twitter, Follow @Spark_Prox…I’m also getting excited because the Chicago Comicon, or C2E2 is coming up in April. I just bought my tickets for that event. It is my understanding that you can interact with artists, publishers and lots of fans to get exposure. I’ll be posting about my experience in April.
I’ve been on a tear in the last two weeks. I’ve already put final pencils to the first 10-1/2 pages of the Spectre Sequel. Although that may not seem like much, it is considering the limited amount of time I have to draw. I am not sure if I will be able to keep up this pace, but I am determined to move this book ahead quickly. I want to publish by the end of the summer. I’ve also created a free preview download for my eBook, How to Create your Own Comic Book. Click Here to get your Free Preview.
So, Some big news, I finished my rough draft of Spectre 2. It took about 10 days longer than I wanted, but I got it done a few days ago and the sketching part is completely done. Now I start hard pencils. I had a lot of edits as I came down to the last 15 pages, but I like how everything flows. It ends on a cliff hanger, and I’m going to have to start writing the script to Part 2. This is an exciting milestone because I have a rough draft of the entire book. There are 112 pages of graphic novel story and I guess I should start thinking about a title. Spectre Book 2, part 1 just doesn’t grab the reader.
Well, it’s Christmas Eve 2012…I have some time off from my job as an architect, so I will be working as much as I can to finish the sketching portion of Spectre 2. I’ve just reached page 85 with about 12 pages of script left. I may cut some things out to wrap it up quicker. If I’m lucky and efficient, I might even be able to start final pencils. I’ve been trying to keep up with the posting of comic book articles on this site, but this has been a crazy month. I have two new posts in rough draft form, but have to clean them up, add images and post them. Hopefully over the next week. I will finish Spectre 2 in 2013…I can’t wait to see it published. Merry Christmas.
I’ve started a Tumblr Blog for Spectre Comics…all about getting exposure, check it out here: Spectre Comics on Tumblr. Now I’ve also been working hard on the comic book…just passed page 70. The first Spectre book had 86 pages…this will be longer. I may try to cut it off at page 100 and go into the sequel earlier than I had planned. Unless I can’t find a good cliffhanger…to be continued…
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