I know, I promised you the first page of Chapter 11 today and all I’ve got to show you is the pencils. Boo. (FYI, the story has jumped back in time a few minutes, relative to what was happening at the end of Chapter 10. We’ll catch up in a couple of pages.) C’mon, Tara, what have you been doing for the past 4 weeks? Well, once the holidays were over, I spent half that time finishing up the playing card art I owe to the rest of the Indiegogo backers (yay!), and the other half sick with a flu. And when it wasn’t me sick it was the kids, you know how it is. So on my list of things I wanted to accomplish in January I only got about half of it done, which was really disappointing.
I’m not yet ready to come back to a normal schedule, but I wanted to at least post the pencils so you know things haven’t come to a complete halt with Galaxion. I’ve got the next four pages penciled (the hard part) and the inking has begun. But all those things I didn’t get done in January? I still need to get them done. On the other hand, I also don’t want to leave you all in the lurch for another month while I do them. There are a couple of options of things I can post over the next few weeks. I could, for example, post some of the playing card art. Or I could post the pencils, with the understanding that eventually you’ll be seeing those pages again in the schedule, re-posted inked and in colour as they were supposed to have been the first time. If you have a preference, let me know!
In other news, I have a few convention appearances that have been confirmed: I’ll be at the Ottawa Geek Market, March 2nd and 3rd. I heard lots of good things about this show last fall, so I am pretty confident it will be worth visiting! I’ll be at Ad Astra (GOH David Weber!) in Toronto April 4-6. And I’m also very pleased to be a part of TCAF again, which happens May 10th and 11th.
Anyway, my apologies for not being able to supply what you’ve been patiently waiting for. I hope your January was less fever-filled than mine, and that you’re fortunate enough not to be half-buried in snow right now (although, I’m one o’ them fool people what likes the snow…). I think our local Groundhog, Wiarton Willie, agreed with his more famous cousin Punxsutawney Phil that there will be another six weeks of winter ahead. No early spring for us. But honestly, if winter actually ended in six weeks that would be an early spring, at least for us northerners.