I'm back! After three months away, I've decided (with some encouragement) to return to the unfinished Hundred Days project. If you're unsure what this is, you can read about it here and catch up on the previous 70 days here.
This seems a good time to restart. I've finished Solipsistic Pop 2 and the third volume is ticking along nicely, my energy is slowly getting back to normal, and the World Cup is on.
Now, don't get me wrong, I have nothing against football. I'm not a fan but I understand why people are. In fact, as someone who is fascinated by and works with storytelling, it would be hypocritical of me to have a problem with football or any sport. Football, it seems to me, is 90 minutes of a great, unrehearsed play. A play that is ever more satisfying the more you put into it. If you follow the game closely, you know the backstory - you know the players and where they came from and when they were booked and if they have something to prove. Every football fan is watching a game hoping for the best three act play they've ever seen and I get that.
But considering I don't have that background knowledge (or interest) - and how I tend to feel like a fraud whenever I watch a match - I see the next month as a good opportunity to focus on drawing and doing my own thing.
Which is not to say there won't be any pages in the coming 29 days of me watching a game...
Hopefully you'll all stick with me for the last stretch of this challenge. And forgive me for the illness induced delay. If the amount of random ideas I have for pages is anything to go by, it should be a fun sprint to the finish-line.
Oh, and a quick process note: I'm using a small moleskine this time as it'll be easier to cart around with me than the massive sketchbook I was using before. I'll most likely use more than one page (like the pages above) so there isn't a noticeable lack of content but it also allows me to do something quick on the days where I'm not feeling so well. Similarly, I may go back to large-scale pages as I'm not entirely convinced by the haphazard nature of the entry above. Essentially, bear with me while I find my feet again - it's been a while since I got into a routine of a comic a day and it might take a week until I get back into the swing of it.