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The author writes:
I've been reading a fascinating book on the skill of writing and producing a comic strip series. It goes into great detail on how to plot a grippingly interesting story, how to create complex and believable characterisations for characters within a story, how to write engaging and dramatic dialogue, how to lay out comic strip panels for maximal visual effect, how to frame scenes within the panels to produce a cinematic look and feel, and how to execute the drawings in a skillful and artistic manner to help convey the emotions and feelings complementary to your story and characters. There's a lot of detail on the practical skills of writing and drawing, and also on how to improve your creativity and come up with work that is at the same time compelling, flawlessly executed, and breathtakingly original.
I've taken a lot of these lessons to heart, and spent time doing the exercises recommended in the book. I can feel my creative muscles flexing and expanding. It's really empowering and confidence building, and I feel that I'm ready to take on the world with renewed vigour and energy, and really elevate Postcard to the next level.
All of this has taken quite a bit of time though, so today you get a half-assed sketch of Blackdrip on a napkin from my local diner.