P184-187: Cleavage rocks!

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               Next week’s wedding is in Chicago.  Which means time to see the baby bro! He’s 30 years-old and missing his front teeth.  No, he’s not a hockey player.  My doppelgänger knocked them out with a beer bottle.

 

In the interim I’ve started drawing with blue lead.  I stumbled upon the fact that they sell blue mechanical pencil lead (even on amazon)- which surprised me.  The lead should be invisible to scanners if they are set to black/white.  But some sources contest that point.  I hope it does work, because I suspiciously believe erasing the normal lead (that scanner typically pick up) damages the ink.

 

More so, due to actively preparing written material to send to publishers I am tinkering with placing the graphic novel online.  I would love to publish it.  But it will be three years until I finish and the reality is if I can’t find a publisher it will mostly likely surface here anyways.  Also most indie comic cartoonists don’t make that much money.  I have a decent job and can draw in my spare time.  I’m lucky I can do this.  It would be great to be paid for it, but this industry is built off people who love the media and love making it- not dollar signs.

 

When I first began “Sacco” it was to open avenues for future illustration assignments.  But now I like telling stories with images.  If I get an illustration job- great!  If I get a book published- even better! Nonetheless, Illustration-wise, drawing 250+ pages has definitely helped my process and placing myself on the regiment of two pages a week has really sped up my delivery time.  (It used to be about two weeks for one illustration- one!)