Where Words and Pictures Party

Awful Planning

Added on by Timothy O'Briant.

I have finished inking the first chapter of Awful Lot and have been trying to wrap up the corrections and lettering for each of those pages.  As I've mentioned before I'm trying to push every boundary with this book and though I'm failing my own aspirations, I'm still optimistic that it may be my strongest narrative to date.

One thing I am happy about is my scheduling routine.  I feel like I can always accomplish what needs to be done on Awful Lot without too much strain or pressure on any other project.  Here's what I've arranged so far.


The plotting and outline were finished before I ever started.  There's room for improvisation, but I like to know where I am and where I'm headed, and it's comforting to have a good idea of how you're getting there.

Over the summer I did two pages a week, because I had a lot more free time.  Now that school has started back I'm penciling and inking a page a week and then building a little lead time on the next page.  This has given me a solid week (this one) to focus on corrections and lettering (which I'm still obviously putting off).  That gives me a good two months lead time on completed work to when it goes live, and I can letter in two half chapter increments.

I hope this wasn't exceptionally boring, I wanted to get back into some more process-centric Comic Curves.  As always, thanks for listening.

-Jon O