hi ross! i'm absolutely loving seeing your art evolve over the years! you've remained a constant inspiration for me for a long time! i was just wondering about your work process, and specifically writing. you mentioned in a recent ask that you're tinkering with the wet moon #7 script, and i was just wondering what your scripting process normally entails? do you have certain writing routines you stick to? how long does it take you to put together a script on average? thanks!
hi! thank you! :D
my process is pretty straightforward, i think. here’s a blog post i did a while ago that has some script and thumbnail stuff in it: here
i usually start with a bunch of ideas written down in a Word file, like the main things i want to do in the book plus a lot of little less important ideas, then i open a second file and put them side by side and i prune the first file as i copy it down into the second file and write all the random ideas into an outline. then i do the same two-files-side-by-side thing with the outline and the script. how long it takes me varies a lot, it really depends on whether i’m feeling the script or if i get stumped, but maybe a month or two on average, not counting any revisions or new versions i might do.
Just read your April blog posting stating that Wet Moon Volume 8 will be the last one. As a fan, my heart cries "Nooooooo!" As an artist, I understand the need to move on with your art. I remember when I discovered the first graphic novel at my comic shop and how much I enjoyed the characters and how different and real they seemed and continue to be. Thank you for keeping it up this long and I can't wait for the rest!
aw, i’m sorry! i’m still not totally sure if volume 8 will be the last one, i might change my mind or feel completely different when i get to that point, i just don’t know. XD in that blog post said i’m “pretty sure” volume 8 will be the last but that leaves room for it not to be, i’m all over the place. i’m struggling with it. -_- i’ve been tinkering with the volume 7 script lately and kinda getting back into it, though, so who knows. thank you so much for reading the series and being patient with me! i really appreciate it. :)
Hi! I just wanted to say that I absolutely adore your art. I originally stumbled upon it in The Exalted source books and it became a major factor in why I love playing that system. Then I picked up IDW's TMNT run and there you are again, years later and it's all still so great and adorable! And there are other great projects I missed! When I went back to your DA, however, to look up some of that old artwork, I could not find it anymore. I really hope you don't mind me asking why that is?
thanks so much!! :)
i clean house every so often and get rid of old stuff that i feel doesn’t represent what i do anymore or who i am, although i leave some of it. i got rid of all the Exalted art on DA a while ago, there wasn’t much there to begin with compared to the amount of work i did on that game, but i just got sick of it being there, it’s from a different time, and i was kind of resentful about how i got phased out of the game after doing work for them for like 10 years. so i deleted it! i know a lot of people like that stuff and i like quite a bit of it still, too, i’ll always have a soft spot for the stuff i did for the Abyssals book, but it was time for it to go. it still exists in those books, so it’s not like it’s gone forever or anything. i hope that makes sense!
I swear I'm not trying to be a smartass with the following question, I really am legitimately curious; I was just wondering if your strong aversion to lizards/frogs extends to the "good" ones, i.e. Kermit the Frog or Battletoads and whatevs. If it makes you feel any better, I am squicked out hard by really big heads and clowns.
it’s only real life snakes and frogs (and i suppose realistically rendered ones, too), not cartoon ones! :) who could hate Kermit??
I've see you character desings of Keno and Renet, the looks great! I specially likes your Renet. Are you going to keep doing re-do characters, like for example Irma, Vernon or Mondo Gecko?
thanks!! i might do Irma but she’ll only be in one or two scenes, really minor so she probably won’t get a character profile. i was planning on only doing the profiles for characters with substantial parts in the story. Vernon and Mondo Gecko won’t be in the comic. i still have to do a profile for Professor Perry and a few super secret mutants… ;D
Oh Ross there is a tumblr theme for making the actual blog page like a webcomic with the lil arrow buttons. If you can't find it I'm pretty sure I have it saved somewhere in case you didn't already know about it.
did you check out the page? i’m already using it! ;D
i’m not sure, but right now it looks like it. :( i don’t know what happened to it and i can’t get a hold of my webmaster, she’s totally disappeared. she was hosting everything and had control of the whole thing. i’m helpless. i’ve thought about contacting the domain name registrar but it wasn’t in my name so i don’t know how much that would help.
i’ve set up a Shadoweyes tumblr for the time being, though, here. all the pages that were posted on the old site will be up there eventually! sorry for the mess, and thanks for reading. :(
I'm very much in love with your new webcomic already (can't look back)! Very curious where it will go. Do you work entirely digital or do you do any pencil sketching and scanning and stuff? I'd love if you'd be willing to share something about your artsy-ing process! :)
thank you so much!! :D i still do traditional media stuff, but Can’t Look Back is completely digital. i go back and forth between two programs: i do the thumbnails in Photoshop because i like the pencil tool, then i trace over the layouts in Sai, then i go to Photoshop again for the colors, then back to Sai for the shading, then finally the lettering in Photoshop. :)
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Hey! I noticed you recently reblogged something with the word "spaz" in it... I'm disabled and that's actually a really offensive term. I know some people don't realise that so it's totally fine, just thought I'd let you know. You're amazing btw x
i don’t think i even noticed O_o but thanks for the heads up!