At the end of November 2015, I started the “Burning” series. The early Life The Necropolis comics were lighthearted and humorous, intended to be an easily digestible introduction to the comic. With the Burning series (Smoke, Heat, Fire, and Light parts 1-3) I attempted something more serious and darker in tone. It’s not a permanent switch as I hope to balance the two styles, but the whole point was to demonstrate the range of the comic and the character. That and simply to keep practicing and trying to learn new things.
I’m not terribly good at drawing. To be honest, I’m not terribly good at writing either. But one gets better at these things through practice. My comics are simple because my skills are limited. It’s hard writing a complex comic that I then have to draw because there are only so many things I’m able to draw. But here I am, making comics start to finish, trying my hardest to get better.
I’ve had some major personal victories with the Burning series. Higher numbers of panels, color selection, watercolor filters, better backgrounds, drawing female characters, and finally nailing the designs of some mutant characters that I just wasn’t able to get on paper. Slowly but surely I feel like things are moving along in the right direction.
I believe in a simple idea: hold on to the dream. Because if this is our only kick at the can, we should probably make it count. It was always my dream to make comics. I stopped drawing for about 15 years, so unfortunately I’m pretty behind, but I’m trying.
Thank you all again for all the support. I know it can be tedious, but it really does help.