Space Chuck Web: 20!

Spacechuck web 20

A few more weeks of Space-chuck, and this book will be finished!  Hopefully, if people are interested in reading it, over the years to come i’ll get a chance to flesh out other aspects of the Space-chuck universe, but “Space-chuck PRELUDE” will be wrapping up… and we’ll be back into the daily short-form stuff here on the site.

Every time I change how I do the comic, there are hard lessons i learn.  Here is what I’ve learned this time, doing this graphic novel:
1)  Drawing five pages a week takes more time than drawing three frames a day… seems obvious, but for some reason, i thought doing a comic like this would free up some time for my other responsibilities by spreading out my draw-time over a week instead of once a day.
1.5)  It’s probably not a GREAT idea to sacrifice time and expect a higher level of artistic quality.
2)  From the perspective of the reader and the feedback i’ve gotten: Reading five pages once a week is a lot more difficult for people than reading three frames a day.  Not only that, but expecting people to track with a story, once a week, over the course of a few months, is kind of a stretch if they aren’t used to that kind of thing.
3)  The next time I do a large project like this, It’d be good to see if I have the discipline to release it all at once instead of weekly… that way, even though there’d be a lag in regular updates, people could actually get the story i’m trying to tell.  Could I follow deadlines when no one gets to see the work?  hmm…

 

Maybe i’ll try colour next.  who knows.  Again- thanks for reading!  There’s still a few weeks, maybe a month, left of the story.  As always, you can click the link at the top of the page to read the entire thing!

 

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