To anyone who might be reading this~
After having a discussion with my Anisan I realized that some comic artists (mostly published in some form...) have assistants or co authors or teams of some sort. I was a little bummed at first, realizing there was no way I could ever get anyone to help me out that way. Someone to help me double check my art, help me by adding text and cleaning up the final pieces of my comic pics, possibly other things too I just haven't thought of them yet. There were also some other problems. If I was to consider having anyone else involved in a project I was working on they would have to fulfill two requirements. First they'd actually have to be interested and generally remain interested in at least one of the comic concepts over time. Second they'd need to be okay with the story changing and evolving over time. I get new ideas, better ideas. Maybe I realize after a while that something I had planned was a really dumb idea. The other person has to be okay with me trying to change that idea to something more suited for the comic.
Well good news! I realized my number one fan (
only fan) ~LimaSquared
fit both those requirements! I asked her today, and repeated several times that it was a legitimate serious proposition, and she said yes! She agreed to be my assistant! I discussed with her some of the details, and over time we'll work this and that out to make this whole thing more real, but I think it's a nice thing, having someone I can rely on to help me out with things. Wow that felt weird to say. I have mad trust issues, relying on someone feels pretty weird.
It might be a bit early for me to tell people about all that though, but I actually feel hopeful right now, so we'll see how things work out. LimaLima is a really swell person and I'm very glad I asked her for her help.
As for the comic's I'm working on right now. The only one I think I can work on is Alius-bound. Chiside is having issues due to the fact all the characters are based on real people. When you base characters on real people its a bit difficult because these people sometimes have drama between them and you have to rework things so you don't make anyone cry. I just need to think about things and see what works and maybe edit some characters more, that sort of thing.
I'm actually really excited about Alius-bound though. I'm going to be practicing backgrounds (general backgrounds because I've never drawn backgrounds really?) and nature and animals for a while. I realized recently that when doing a fantasy comic you cant just be able to draw people... kind of need scenery and animals and stuff like that. Oops. Well I'm going to start practicing soon. If anyone has good sources for "how to draw lizards" I would love to know them!