Hey everybody! Long time, no see! I’ve been working on a lot of different projects — not the least of which is editing the pages of Book One — but I managed to sneak some time in between my other jobs to do this one-page UTOB comic. So good to see Bigfoot and Scout together again.
Slight change of pace
A Different Perspective treads on slightly new ground for UTOB. For one thing, I inked it in MangaStudio, which is new to my comics workflow. I like it. Gonna keep using it.
Another thing is, as you can see, I’ve relaxed my self-imposed rules about flat, hard-edged color. I loosened up and colored some of this the same way I’d color any other, non-comic illustrations. I like it. Gonna keep doing it.
Finally, though this page could certainly be part of a larger, long-form story, it’s also designed to be a stand-alone piece. Theory is, if I get tied up with other stuff, at least each page will have a beginning and and end and you won’t be left hanging. I like it. Gonna (try to) keep doing it.
What else is going on?
Beyond that, I’ve been sending Book One around, seeing if there are any brilliant, visionary publishers who’d like to take a chance on it. While I play the waiting game for those responses, I’ve been going over the old pages, fixing color, tightening up dialogue and, yes, adding pages. So, whether this book gets printed by a publishing house or a Kickstarter campaign, you’ll all have some new pages of story and art to look at.
And for everyone who’s been asking, yeah, I’ve been hammering out the script for Book Two. I planned it while I was working on Book One:Crossing Paths, and yes, the story will continue. It may be a while, but I learned a lot doing that first story, week by week, and I think the next one will be even better.
Keep your eyes peeled for some announcements coming up soon about merchandise, prints and other fun news. Don’t forget to share Untold Tales of Bigfoot with anyone you think might enjoy it. Until then, thanks for your loyalty and support. -v