- Tuesday, February 05, 2008 -
The Realms of Aegis began back in, what was it, May of 2006
I think. I drew a few pages with no story in mind, just for
fun. And then realized how little I knew about comic craft.
I posted them online, a few people liked the idea, most admittedly
didn’t. But I went ahead and drew a few more pages.
In a months time I had tons of text written out for the story,
and knew where I wanted to go with it. I had sketches of the
people, ideas of places, it just got out of control in my head.
So I set out, with Finwik at my side, to get this thing done.
I mostly wanted to learn something, and had no plans for the
comic to become such a major part of my life. I just wanted
to draw a comic, and be able to flip back and see how I’ve
grown as an artist and story teller.
You’ll be able to see changes in the art often. I drew
one page a week, over the span of years, so some weeks my art
was bad, some weeks better, some months I was studying hard
and my art was more realistic, and some months it was more cartoon-like.
It is hard to keep a consistency over the span of so much time,
something else I am learning about.
I’ve learned a lot, but I’ve go so much more to
learn. I’m not always pleased with pages, and hate when
real life stuff messes up my schedule and a page has to be rushed
or doesn’t get the extra attention it needs. I’ve
only been late on updates twice so far, once while we were without
power for over a month, and one other time when there was trouble
in my neighborhood and I didn’t have time for anything
else but house shopping. That is a long and painful story there.
I also had some health issues but for the most part they shouldn’t
slow me down again for a while. In any event, things are back
on track now, and I hope to get the story done in a year’s
Thanks - Hyptosis