Feeling so stuck with the comic. Current page (10) hasn’t progressed for months, other than lots of preparatory sketching.
The date of 8th August 2020 is what I’m aiming for for the Kickstarter to go live. Still on pages 10 & 11 right now. Rich from Comic Printing UK has advised that I aim for 32 pages (including covers) rather than the 26 pages I had in mind, to make the binding work. Which, while it’s more of a challenge time-wise will give the story more time to breathe, and now that I’ve got the date in mind synchronicities are increasing & ideas interweaving. Lots to do in this coming month but I’m so excited about it!
Page 10 is a beautiful blank sheet right now. Vibrating with potential. Page 11 was started when page 1 was just started. Before the story was formed at all. & I didn’t know which page it would end up as. It’s all been very experiential, and evolving in a way that feels at least as much unconscious as conscious. In fact the synchronicities throughout this process have knocked me off my feet at times. Especially recently about the Woman Ember pulling things together.
Looking back in time to holiday in Crete in 2018 when I was still trying to find the photo of the Mystery Camera Boy. Strands of the story coming together. I found the photo last year, and its first appearance in the comic was in page 8. Page 10 forms a bridge to page 11, which was started at the same time as page 1. All will become clearer.
Page 9 of the comic completed. At least in black & white state. I still intend to colour these pages at some point. This feels like such an important page, with the Spirit Guide Woman Ember stepping into the story. I’m looking forward to the next 2 pages, and then from page 13 the pace will really shift up a couple of gears.
I’ve recommitted to The Artist’s Way course (Julia Cameron). I tried it once before, about 5 years ago, but I was in a much more difficult place then, and I gave up after a month or so. Feeling more positive about it now, thanks to support, and hopeful it will help me with artistic development & especially with the comic.
This current page (9) of comic has felt stuck for a while now, but there’s hope in recent meditations that movement & healing will find a way into the story. Old patterns need to be identified & broken for positive transformation to take place. It’s so important right now to stay positive & not get pulled back into the black cloud of depression.
Everybody is on their own unique journey, and compassion for that feels so important right now. If a broken guy is rebuilding himself through a comic: cut him some slack 🙂