I’m on the final leg of drawing a graphic novel (54 pages left to ink!!! aaaaaa!!) and am currently in the RRAAR GODZILLA stage of mental sanity. Which is to say, there isn’t much and everything hurts. Especially my shoulders.
I drew the above comic when I finished my second graphic novel, The War at Ellsmere, back in 2008. The mental process I go through drawing a graphic novel remains the same, despite the fact that I’m now a full-time cartoonist, instead of an occasional one. ;) Funny how the line between professional and amateur is … uh, pretty much non-existent.
Oh yeah, and my most recent graphic novel, Friends With Boys, had 3 typos in it. Nnnoooooo.
Yes. Yessssssssssssss… Replace graphic novel with season of animated episodes, diet Coke with lemon ginger tea, and typos with retakes, and this is me and my experience too. After two years of joy and toil and a million ups and downs, we are just over two weeks out from Book 1 of Korra being completed, aired, and all said and done––all while we’re buried under a mountain of Book 2 production. “WOOOO! DONE!” will last for about a day… then this career of my own making will punch me right in the face again, as it does every day. And I still won’t be able to draw well enough. Or fast enough. Sigh…
FAITH Y R U SO AWSUM? Good luck finishing the book! I can’t wait to read it!
EDIT: A TYPO! …a millions ups and downs… Yeah, time to go home.