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07 October 2006

...And That's All She Wrote!

Stick a fork in me, I'm done. Well, I didn't get the 24 pages, but I put in my time, and I consider the experiment a success. I haven't been able to focus on anything so single-mindedly in years. An experiment like this really shows you what you're capable of doing if you push. Hope you all enjoyed, and now I'm off to sleep for a week.
Ta.



I'm so baked at this point, I have no comment to add.



I've just about had it, but I'm not ready to quit yet. Burn down, fall over and sink into the swamp, yes, but quit?...never!



See? I told you there was a reason for it. I'm not done yet...



Now before you start crying "foul", just hang on a minute...there's a point to this; it serves the story. It's not just a time saving device. Really. Hang in there, you'll see...



12 pages done and five hours to go. I think at this point it's pretty clear I'm not going to make the full 24, so I'm going to have to go with the Gaiman variation. Let's see if I can wind this up in an acceptable way...



Sleep? Who needs sleep. Certainly not the people in the walls...or so they keep whispering to me.
In other news, I think I stopped breathing half an hour ago. Send oxygen and Neo Citron.



It's 3 a.m. Everyone is asleep, except me. And possibly the people who live in my walls.....
Tired? Not at all.



Alright...I'm starting to feel a little tired now. And my head cold is really picking up steam. I'll probably just fall over at some point.



Now don't say I didn't warn you...



Halfway there, in terms of time at least. I'm a little shy of where I need to be, but you're going to love what I do to make it up...



Page 6. Lazy? Who's getting lazy? Not me...



Page 5. Yeah, I think I'm starting to get a little surreal now.



Page 4...I think I may be starting to crack. I just caught myself singing along with "Bootylicious". Trust me when I say that I really don't think you are ready for this jelly.
I pulled a little cheat on this page. Think anyone will notice?



A little faster on this page, but there's obviously less detail. I'm avoiding the temptation to skimp wherever possible, though. I don't know if I'll make 24 at this rate, but the day is still young, even if I'm not.



Okay...I seem to be averaging about two hours a page so far. Time to kick it in a bit. Still, no problem....I can do this. I'll just have my narrator get lost in a snowstorm around page 10, then fall into a well around page 15. Easy as pie!



Running a little late, right off the bat, but no worries. This is partly due to router problems, so I might drop offline from time to time.
Anyway, here's page one, all finished...

2 comments:

-3- said...

Hi - just getting free time to see what some of the other folks taking the 24 Hour Comic challenge turned out. Maybe you didn't make the 24 pages, but I'd definitely call the experiment a success. Very nicely done, and you still found and acceptable ending before getting to page 24.

Do I gather right that you posted the story page by page as you finished?
Very bold move, if so. And I'm impressed at the thought. If I try this again next year, I wonder if I'll have the courage to try the same? (probably not, given that I drew the pages for Chasing His Tale out of story order, and then went back to add tones later in the time remaining)

Great work - one of my faves so far. And the "Dominic McCloud" drawing made me laugh out loud when I got to it.

Dominic said...

Hi...
Glad you enjoyed the story. I must admit I'm pleased with the result myself.
Yes, I did blog this story page by page as it was completed. Surprisingly, that part of the process was very quick, and I don't think it detracted much from the time I spent actually drawing the story.
I don't know that I'll try this again next year, but it might be interesting to have a go at it again and see if I can actually make the 24 pages. Maybe I'll draw stick figures. Or lots of "blank pages". Yeah; that'll work...