I’ve been pushing out the pages these few weeks in between weddings. Next week’s is in Chicago.
In the interim I’ve started drawing with blue lead. I stumbled upon the fact that they sell blue mechanical pencil lead (even on amazon)- which surprised me. The lead should be invisible to scanners if they are set to black/white. But some sources contest that point. I hope it does work, because I suspiciously believe erasing the normal lead (that scanner typically pick up) damages the ink.
More so, due to actively preparing written material to send to comic publishers I am tinkering with placing the graphic novel online. I would love to publish it. But it will be three years until I finish and the reality is if I can’t find a publisher it will mostly likely surface here anyways. Also most indie comic cartoonists don’t make that much money. I have a decent job and can draw in my spare time. I’m lucky I can do such. It would be great to be paid for it, but this industry is built off people who love the media and love doing it- not dollar signs. When I first began “Sacco” it was to open avenues for future illustration assignments. But now I like telling stories with images. If I get an illustration job- great! If I get a book published- even greater! Nonetheless, Illustration-wise, drawing 250+ pages has definitely helped my process and placing myself on the regiment of 2 pages a week has speed up my delivery time. (It used to be about 2 weeks for 1 illustration- 1!)