Sometimes you’re the windshield, sometimes you’re the bug. Over the long haul, it probably does work out to 50/50, but that doesn’t prelude long continuous runs in one camp or the other. I’m in my third week of bugdom, re: LIM. The page I posted this afternoon–which you won’t see for another month or so, has taken more time to complete than any other page of this entire run. I wish I could say it was something really fantastic, but at its best it was never going to be more than another page in the story. I’m not a perfectionist by a long shot, but I do have SOME standards, and this page just wasn’t reaching the lowest bar. I completely rewrote and redrew it three times, plus panel and dialog adjustments beyond counting, and finally got to a place where I could let it go and move on. But it cost me two weeks of time. I’ll be able to use some of the discarded panels here and there in the future, but all in all, it was a total drudge. If I didn’t need it to bridge the gap between the previous page and the next page, I’d dump it completely:-). But that’s the way it goes. All I can do now is look forward to being the windshield soon.
Yet another new Lovecraftian comic (new to me, that is) has raised its wiggly head, and I’m talking about The Cats of Ulthar, by Ben Granoff.