Preparation, preparation, preparation. Oh, and getting all of the previous page done during the work session that began on the fourth. I wrapped that around 0500 and decided to go to bed rather than work up a blurb and post the page. Still, I managed to get another page chunked out in a relatively brief period of time – less environment work, less line art, cleaner inks (the inks for 3.20 were a mess)… and today was an on day.
It happens. For awhile I thought it was a booze related thing and chalked it up to the troughs of a ten year hangover, but odds are it goes back to my teens – I’ll be on for a day or two or four, then I can’t be arsed to do a fucking thing for a day, sometimes two – and when I try to fight against type and get something done on an off day, it takes longer. A lot longer. Two or three or four times longer, and apparently alcohol has nothing to do with it. There’s a possibility it’s another diet or lifestyle factor, and that’s something I’m starting to look into the old-fashioned way.*
Until that’s sorted, hey – an on day. I’ll take it. I could use more like it.
One major script deviation – Jason’s reaction in panel five was O_O in every single draft, up to and including the final. In context, such a reaction makes absolutely no sense – hence the change to “?”. Jesse (apparently) knows what’s about to happen.
So do I, for once. Stay tuned!
* Change something, see what happens. If good keep if bad revert. Repeat as often as necessary.
Mastering notes, 2016.12.05 – Changed the tone of Jesse’s dialogue in panel five.