I’ve been inking and toning the new page for Weblinks this week as well as relearning Manga Studio – the program I use for drawing the comic. Worse off, I can’t find my copy of Manga Studios for Dummies – don’t laugh! I really need it now.
Last night on Twitter (@morningsky1), I said I’d once read a manga artist lamenting about spending hours on a page that would be read in 30 seconds. I agreed with him then, but now even more so.
Still, I’m excited to get back to Weblinks and Sacred Knight. It’s been so long. I discovered the other day that Weblinks has had over 48,000 page views since I started it. Must be all those Twilight fans! LOL!
As for Sacred Knight, I’ve got the script for the first story arc all drafted out. Until New Year’s Eve, there were only three arcs, but now I’ve discovered a 4th. It keeps getting bigger and bigger. Now I’m working on character sketches and getting the thumbnails done for the second chapter.
And don’t forget: if you want to prove yourself to be a true fan, order the single chapter copies as they come out. Right now that includes Sacred Knight: Legend 1 and Weblinks: Bite 1 & 2 (soon to be 3). Inside are special commentaries by me. I’m only doing a few copies of each one because I publish them myself (layout, printing, and assembly all done by me). Once I have enough chapters to assemble into a book, the single chapter books will no longer be printed so these will become collector’s editions. Did I mention how affordable they are? Only $2.00 + $1.00 for shipping per chapter. $3.00 total. For something that will be collectable! Get yours now by clicking on the links below.
Quick note for international readers: I do ship internationally, but please e-mail me with a list of books you’d like so that I can get the shipping costs for you and prepare a special invoice through Paypal.
Again, don’t forget to check out the fan pages. Together, we can make these stories a success.
On a side note, I saw that Manga Studio 4 has the capability of coloring pages. You can do it now in the version I use (MS3), but you have to jump through hoops to get it into Photoshop. I’d love to color the pages – as though I have time with the monstrous stories that come to me to consume my life! I’ve already been working on Sacred Knight for 15 years! My last gasping breath will probably be “Steigan.” But I love coloring (which is probably why I love painting), so I’d enjoy releasing a colored version of Sacred Knight.