I was falling behind there for a while, so it was time to start cranking out the pages. I penciled all 24 pages of “The Big Snow Job” #4 in December, and I’m starting the inks today!
Over the next week or so, I’ll be trying something new: inking 18 pages simultaneously, which isn’t quite as impressive as it sounds. Sadly, it does not involve Dr Octopus arms. It just means inking the same character on all 18 pages, then the next character on all the pages, etc, instead of completely finishing 2 full pages each day.
Basically, there are some new characters that show up in issues #3 and 4, and since their designs are pretty complicated, I figured it might be easier to ink each character on all the pages at once. That way, the design details will be fresh in my mind and I won’t have to dig out the sketches and reference every time I need to ink that character on a new page.
So that’s the plan. We’ll see how it goes. Somehow I don’t think it will feel quite as satisfying as completely finishing 2 pages every day. But towards the end, where I finish 10 or so pages in the same day, that’ll probably be awesome.