With school having started a few weeks ago, I can’t tell y’all how good it feels to finally post something. That’s right–it’s the time-lapse of “11. Drawing” that’s been in development heck for the past four months! Hopefully it doesn’t jump around too fast for you (I might make an slower extended version to remedy that…).
I’ve also got an announcement to make. Time-lapses are a nice addition to the extensive amount of drawing I do, but they definitely take up a lot of my time (no pun intended). In this video, for example, I had to cut, paste, and speed up over twenty hours of footage–no joke! That’s why I’m deciding not to make any more time-lapses–at least not for the regular comics. I’d rather make higher-quality content for all of you to enjoy, like more comics and more animations, than spend time on this sort of novelty video. They’re neat, but that’s the extent of their value to me. (The soundtrack is legit too.)
Thanks all for your support in making these videos–I’m not through with YouTube just yet, but it’ll take time before I have anything new to post. Hopefully I’ll surprise you guys with some of my upcoming work, though!
You never thought I’d get this done, did you? Well, as a young and foolish Jedi once put it: “You underestimate my power.”
You’ll notice a few things with this new addition to my YouTube channel–firstly, the song. This isn’t just any tune, but specifically “Ethic”, which was recently posted to Cal’s SoundCloud. (If you haven’t been there, I advise you to go there immediately.) It also might interest you that “Ethic” is an early version of a theme song (or motif) for our very own series, Ironwood! Hopefully the song will give you a better idea of what that’s all about…
The video’s quality might also catch your eye–it’s much better-looking than the last! Indeed, I’ve ditched Windows Movie Maker in favor of Adobe Premiere Pro. It took a slight learning curve, but I’m very happy with the result. (Also, the clock in the bottom right-hand corner that I mentioned in the last video’s description is now visible!)
January’s comic is nearly ready–I’ll get it up in the next few days. In the meantime, enjoy the video!
There’s just no way getting around this first part: I’m on YouTube!
That’s right–the most famous video-sharing site on Earth couldn’t hide from me forever. Part of the reason “8. Faith” took so long to make, really, is because I was recording the whole time! Hopefully this lets y’all know how much time and effort goes into each and every panel. (Look at the clock in the lower right-hand corner… yikes.)
Of course such a cool, albeit shaky, video wouldn’t be complete with some rad beats. And thus Cal got involved. He seriously busted a gut getting this song done in time for the release, and I couldn’t be happier with the result. Thanks so much, bud! In return, I’ll redirect my readers straight to your SoundCloud.
In the meantime, I wouldn’t count on a new comic before 2015 is out. If I get one done, it’ll be pretty close… I’m pretty backed up on work right now, mostly because the caricatures have become a huge hit! Thanks for all of your commissions, pageviews, likes, etc. throughout the year–I really couldn’t have done it without you guys, even if there are only a few of you. Oh well. And with that, I’m off!