Just another Mondayon 31/12/2012 at 09:00
I’ve never been a big New Year celebration fanatic. And to this day, I don’t indulge in big parties on the 31st. Today, we’ll just focus on a nice meal with a fine bottle to go with it.
Somehow this year does feel a little different because I have just taken a few days to indulge in doing absolutely nothing besides feasting with family, biking, walking, playing on the Wii, building a race track and an entire medieval Lego village with the kids, watching a couple of movies and just generally winding down from the madness that have been the last twelve month.
In that respect, I have taken time to reflect on what I set out to do this year, where I got and whether I want to keep on doing it.
I’ve had my ups and downs and it’s all been rather slow but I seem to make good progress in finding ways to promote Cpt Wayne on the web. I’ve realised there is no miracle solution and that my audience will not be the same as others’. Therefore I’m on my own on my quest of finding it and helping readers find me. I have said this before in other circles but I will say it again: I feel very, very fortunate to have met many amazing people online this year. It’s quite remarkable to find yourself being able to exchange experiences, advice or stories with other creators and engaging with your audience. It’s all I ever hoped for: for others to enjoy and read my graphic novel and this is giving me the motivation I needed to keep on going. I have spent a considerable amount of time working on my next story and I am totally loving every aspect of it. While it all remains a big experiment, I sense now I can let my imagination loose and start exploring and looking for the stories I want to tell.
I am currently very busy working out ways making this venture viable. My aim is to be able to produce an album every two years while still being able to keep a day job. If things work out for the better, I will look at trying to spend less time at work to dedicate more time to comic making but right now, that would be not only foolish but stupid. I am in the early stages of trying to make this work for me, my family and you, my readership, so we’ve got a long way to go, I hope you will bear with me until I find my swing!
As far as Cpt Wayne and the Unexplained Dimension is concerned, I am very happy as to how the online format is working out. I am enjoying the comments very much and finding out visitors are enjoy the comic is the best reward I could ever image. I know it sounds like the biggest cliché but it is so true. I’ll say it again, creating comics wouldn’t make any sense if you were not here to enjoy the art and stories!
By all means if you feel like it, don’t be shy to post a comment or drop me a line!
As you might have noticed, I am posting pages throughout the holidays so don’t forget to come back on Thursday to find out how Wayne will manage to make his way out of this nightmare! In the meantime, I wish all the best for the coming year, however you decided to celebrate it, or not!