I was perusing YouTube today and came across this awesome video by illustrator/ comic artist, Kevin Cross. He is the creator of 100 Days of Making Comics challenge. A comics creation challenge you say? Where do I sign up? Facebook, actually – but there are rules.
– Challenge Requirements –
1. Comic Project that you haven’t been making enough time for.
2. At least 30-minutes of work towards the comic each day.
3. Everyday for 100 Consecutive Days. (100 days in a row).
4. Make a daily video/blog to hold yourself accountable.
5. Post it in the group.
You can see the full write up for the challenge on their Facebook page in the “About This Group” section.
I have several projects hanging around here collecting dust. My biggest problem is that I put way too much pressure on myself to deliver the exact perfect artwork, perfect page layout and perfect story. The inner critic takes over and pretty soon I am paralyzed with questions and doubt:
Is my story too much like someone else’s?
Does this artwork suck?
Is this the right style for the project?
Are my page layouts boring?
Are my character poses and scenes boring/ predictable?
Ok, enough of this shit. Get a grip, already! It probably does suck and it’s not going to get better without practice. That’s what this site is all about- accountability, daily practice, reaching goals. My ultimate goal: create comics. So what’s the problem? No excuses. I’m doing this!
This is a character sketch for the comic I want to start working on. I mentioned it in my last blog post, but then inner critic. I have the story complete, sans script changes. I have made a few revisions already and fleshed the story out a little more. I still haven’t come up with a title. It is a short horror story, taking place on a farm in rural Arkansas 1917.
As a last thought, I still have the monthly prompt coming up on June 1st. The post is already written. For those of you not interested in doing comic art, fear not! I will keep up with the art prompt lists as I work on the 100 Days of Making Comics challenge.