I’ve inked over a third of the pages of Future Fairyland chapter 1, so it won’t be too long now before I can offer tangible evidence that this project I’ve been talking about actually exists.
On that note, I’ve also hit upon what I think is a good compromise regarding my dilemma of how it should be published online: once a chapter is completed, it gets published at a rate of one page per day. Then once the entire chapter is up, the thing goes on hiatus until the next chapter is ready. So I get to have the chapters still function as serial units while doing the standard webcomic one page drip.
I’ve found that comic inking is a good way to take care of those restless hours that usually just get frittered away online. It’s a time-consuming activity that requires a degree of concentration, but it’s not as taxing as actually drawing the pages, and there’s always something there to work on.
Anyway, I also have another blog post up at Beneath The Tangles, this time on Battle Angel Alita, which I’ve been meaning to write about for some time. It’s a great manga. The movie adaptation that James Cameron has been threatening us with for decades is slated to finally hit theatres this year, and it’ll be interesting to see how that plays out.