Today, I managed to finish up the next Stress Puppy story arc. The current storyline, "Keeping Up With The Jones," is the second to last I have in reserve. "Cabin Pressure" was going to be next, but as it is a camping story, I thought it was a little too early in the season to run it. Plus, it's one of the early storylines I wrote and drew (I don't remember the exact number, but I've got it written down somewhere), so the thick pen tip I was using for the lettering at the time is out in force. I wanted at least one more storyline with the easier to read tip before I threw that one out, so regular readers wouldn't think it was an experiment I gave up on.
(Well, there is one other storyline in reserve, "Scout's Honor", another from when I was still testing the series and before it started running. But it's been so long, I'm not sure it's relevant anymore. I'll have to think about how to get it out there.)
As a result, the new storyline I just finished, "And One For All", along with "Cabin Pressure", gives me a pretty good lead. I'll be starting on "Love's Labors Lost" next, and with the time, I'll be able to be a little less rushed. Currently, the story order is "And One For All," "Cabin Pressure," "Love's Labors Lost," and "Take Me Out To The Ballgame". This also means that I can get back to work on "Head Above Water", which I don't want to release until I have all five issues completed. Plus, there was a game design in the back of my head for a while, partly inspired by a marathon session of Worms. Just the other day, while cooking up dialog for the strip, I suddenly hit on an idea to make the game work while stripping a lot of the complexity for the system calculations out. I'm still figuring out the plan of attack, but it's a lot clearer already than the old plan. Also, this weekend, I need to create a game (thank God for RAD kits). That Clodbook that's given me fits since the day I got it? I have a buyer. She wants it as a present for her husband. But, in order to command a good price, I had to throw in something extra. Her husband is a motorcycle enthusiast, and she knows I'm a coder. So I'm whipping up a simple motorcycle racing game to put on there, starring her husband (or, at least, pictures of him on his Harley). That clinched the deal, and I just need to finish it up.
The garage finally wheeled my car in to replace the engine yesterday. Three days, my ass. It's been three weeks.
Three more weekends, and I do my first official comic book signing for issue 1 of The Supremacy.
Still busy, but at least it's a better focused busy.