It begins again!
I'm really happy to let everyone know that I've started reworking the script for Reclaimer. I had the first two issues written out, and about 9 or 10 pages drawn of the first issue when I had to be honest with myself and really admit that I didn't like what I was doing.
I spent a lot of time writing and drawing, I thought the script was good. I was happy with it. Everything seemed fine even after putting all of the pages together. Then one day I just looked at them, and realized that I was trying to make the most of what I was working with, really trying to make the most of what I had already drawn instead of really being super happy and excited about the panels. Maybe I should have just kept going. I've heard "finished not perfect" from a lot of people over the years, and I thought maybe the have a point.
After giving it a lot of thought, I decided that I was going to start over. I don't know if it was the gap between how I work traditionally and how I was doing the pages digitally, but something just wasn't jiving. I really want to make sure that this book is great, but ultimately the driving force behind it is me doing something the way I WANT to do it, not doing it just because it seemingly works. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with ink the past year, so it was an easy decision to turn back to traditional work for the pages. Not to say that one day maybe I'll join the likes of Jason Shawn Alexander and be able to exactly replicate the work digitally that I do traditionally, but for the mean time I'll be happy to have physical pages to work on.
I am so motivated to get this book done, and get it done in the best way I can. I genuinely appreciate everyone's support through the process. I promise it'll be worth the wait! I can't wait to start putting together the pages again, with a better story!