Here’s another time lapse of the comic.
Also, surprisingly, I’ve been enjoying being on periscope. It gives me a chance to improvise comics on the fly and interact with people in a way that I find much more meaningful than twitter. Download the app and join in by following me @nyetoon
I usually don’t do things like this, but I had a friend challenge me to come up with something. So, I figured what the heck. I watched the first few episodes with my sketchbook to try to see if I could capture “Saul Moments.” The first thing I’ll tell you is that Bob Odenkirk is hard to draw. Besides an overall goofy way of holding himself and a receeding forhead comeover, he has very little in the way of “spoofable parts.” Most cartoon characters I draw have big eyes or glasses or something that is indicative of them. Saul doesn’t have much.
And his gestures are dual layered. He’s lying while overcompensating with large actions. A very difficult thing to illustrate in a drawing.
Anyway, the show is fun and I took a stab at it. It certainly reminded me that I enjoy drawing comics, which is why I am trying to finish up a batch of nyetoons … I hope friggin’ soon.
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I took a couple months off to work on some client stuff — hey, I need money! And I took January off to work on a video game, check it out here.
I’ve been feeling the pull to come back to Nyetoon, and I know Lisa wants me to come back to it. So, I’ve started writing again. I’m also retooling the strip a bit. Will start posting again, starting Monday.
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I’m not going to bore you with the many many things that are going on currently with my life, but let’s just say, that I need the time and emotional energy that I normally would use to write and draw the comic to focus on a very important opportunity. It needs a vast amount of my creative focus, and it would be a real tragedy if the product suffered because I didn’t really take a real honest-to-god shot at it.
I’ve learned a lot about myself by drawing Nyetoon in the last six months or so, and I fully intend to come back to it after I’ve sorted out this other project. I’m also going to use the opportunity to reflect on the work I’ve done with the comic, take stock in some of the honesty I’ve pursued with my writing, and (hopefully) retool the strip for the better.
Recession Bear and myself will see you soon. Have a wonderful and safe holiday season, and as always… Thanks for reading.