So I started drawing comic pages in batches again.
Batching is drawing a set of pages to completion instead of working on them one-by-one.
I used to do this for all of my previous comics, but instead of batching them properly, I would just draw the whole damn thing, then uploaded it weekly while pretending to be timely.
I've done this for The Rutherford Case
, Wolf Country: Gremlins, and that very old
Wolf Country Prologue comic (both here
It's a very webcomic-unfriendly process, especially if you can't devote a whole lot of time to such things.
For the current comic I'm working on, I have been roughly uploading the pages at the same time I am finishing them. This makes pages appear to take longer but they are uploaded somewhat regularly instead of years of silence, then suddenly comic.
This means for my current process, I basically work on each page to completion one-by-one. Instead of working on layouts, inking, then tones for multiple pages.
IMO when it comes to getting stuff done, batching is probably a better process for workflow. It gives me more flexibility when working and is a bit easier for consistency and coherence.
So far I haven't paid much attention to that, because I prioritize improving my artwork, but yeah, people being able to read your comics easily is important. This journal is basically a convoluted way of saying, "I finished a page, but didn't upload it because I drew them out of order, lmao".
I ought to draw a title page at some point for at least one of my short comics. I have no idea what to put in it though. Graphic design is not my passion.