Salakjet

Pencils of page 1.

Hi! I sort of forgot that I had a blog or a social media presence because I've been so busy but today I was reminded that I had both! I was reading Austin Kleon's Show Your Work at the Shultz library and it was saying, "Hey, you should put stuff online and on social media," and I was like, "OH YEAH, I FORGOT YOU HAVE TO DO THAT TO BUILD AN AUDIENCE!" So, here we are.

I am currently working on a story about a space explorer that confronts a friend on their relationship falling apart. While it does have sic-fi elements, it's a slice of life story, like the rest of my work. While some of my stuff (most notably Sisters and Wasted) has genre tropes in them, they are pretty much just about girls doing things, interacting with other people, and living their lives. That's what interests me really.

Salakjet is 9 pages long, and I just finished penciling page 5 today. I can't really pencil more than a page in one sitting because I'm hyper. Luckily, I work super quick so it doesn't take very long. I tend to work in a lot of short spurts rather than spending all day at the drawing board. Regardless, unless something crazy happens this'll probably be done at the beginning of December.

Honestly, after doing Everything Is Fine, doing this story has been a really fun break. Making autobio comics tends to be a pretty painful  for me, while fiction (despite me doubting my work) is really light and lively in comparison. 

The big question is: Is this gonna be in color or in black and white. Right now I'm thinking about using both, switching back and forth based on location. I've got to run that by my thesis advisor and a friend of mine first. 

That's it for now!