Cruisin' for a Bloggin' (What?)

Hey, how's it going. I think I'm long overdue for a new blog post.

So, when I made my previous post, "What's Redman been up to?" I felt that it was going to be a turning point for my blogging. You know, that "for real this time guys, I'm taking blogging seriously now". When I came to write this one, I was shocked when I gazed upon the release date of that blog. It's seriously already been like a month and a half? How the hell did that happen?

Well, it did. Let's not dwell on that, shall we, and get straight to it. My plans have changed a bit, since my last post. That daily comic I was talking about? That's still kinda up in the air, but I feel that I'm going to have to spend a lot more time thinking about it before I have an actually sound idea, because it turns out the one I had wasn't working out so well. I drafted about thirty strips, and before long it became very fatiguing to even come up with a usable punchline for each one of them, let alone have it be even remotely interesting or funny. I have a lot of respect for those who have written successful long-running comic strips. It's a serious feat to come up with a genuinely attractive set of characters and settings that can be re-used hundreds and thousands of times and still be entertaining. Basically, I still want to do it, but it's gonna take a lot of conceptualizing and drafting. It's very possible that I'm overthinking it, however, I might come back to that idea and be like "wait a minute, this is was actually amazing this whole time!", and maybe then I'll get the ball rolling on that. Until then, however, I have a fairly strong idea for a new traditional graphic novel style comic with the same sort of principle. Black-and-white, low detail, as to make it faster and more consistent for me to make, and have going in the background while I work on more ambitious projects.

Speaking of which, remember that action-packed animation I spoke a bit about? The one where I showed a drawing of that gentleman with the eyepatch and the pistol? I'm probably putting that one off a bit, as well. Definitely gonna do it, but it might take longer than expected, as some interesting things have come up for me in terms of animation. Not fully prepared to say anything about it quite yet, but if you are one of the few who's been following me from way back in the "StickFigureMasterDX" days, I'll say this: It's gonna be a bit of a blast from the past.

This all may seem kind of spontaneous, but I suppose that's just how I work. I've been extremely busy lately, but I'm still very dedicated to my craft, and I'm hoping I can start making some really cool shit, really soon. Ciao!