Yesterday was productive.
Yes friends and geeks yesterday good ol' CoreyGeek was kicking ass and taking names. Let me tell you a story.
It began with a simple comment to the WifeGeek that I wanted to spend a couple of hours sequestered in my basement studio working on a strip. The plan, or so I hope, is to get new comics going up weekly starting on the seventh of August, returning to putting new strips up on Tuesdays.
The WifeGeek agreed on one condition, that I have a new comic up by the end of the day. Well friends, sometimes that's easier said than done but I figured, I can do this.
I spent the afternoon working on a revamp of a previously existing strip, updating the artwork and working at my craft. By five I had managed to finish the four panel strip and just needed to come up with another strip by the end of the day. Fortunately I had a plan.
Going back to December, the wife bought me a cell phone. She had been playing Pokemon Go since it's release back in 2016 and I had struggled to understand the appeal. I liked the idea of a game that encouraged the user to get out into the real world and walk around but I didn't, at the time, have a way of checking it out.
So with my new mobile phone I downloaded the game and quickly found myself addicted. I suppose I shouldn't be shocked. It is fun and getting out to a park with the family looking for Pokemon is rewarding. I quickly came up with the idea for the comic and drew it out in one of my sketchbooks. And there it sat, never finished beyond being inked.
So when I needed a finished strip I just needed to pull the artwork out of my sketchbook - fortunately for me it has perforated pages - and scanned it into the computer. I finished up the border panels, speech balloons and lettering in paint.net an open source editing program which has become my preferred alternative to Photoshop.
I had to download a few plug-ins and fonts as I was working on the family computer rather than my laptop, but I managed to hammer out a the double paneled strip in a couple of hours.
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