Thanks to a nasty illness and a horrible build-up of allergic reactions, I lost a lot of time at the start of the month. I'm starting to return to normal, but suffice it to say, I haven't made as much progress as I would like. Then again, upon reflection, I don't think I've ever made as much progress as I would like. Well, other than devving Cloudburst in about two months....
SOUND WAVES -- Managed to just barely get #7 this month for pencils and inks. I am done with up to page 3 of #8. This is crucial to me, as I am thinking seriously of running the series bi-monthly instead of quarterly after #3 comes out, and I want to make sure I have plenty of lead time. Lettering is done up to #6. #5 is done and in the can, just waiting for me to send it off to the printer. All I need is the inside front cover art for #6 and it's ready to go, too.
On a side note, I'm thinking seriously of letting the Special Cheap Publicity Stunt Alternate Cover go with #4. The tentacles in the background fits #4's story, about a bunch of octopi.
HEAD ABOVE WATER -- Absolutely no progress whatsoever. Given how detail intensive the art is, Amber just had to wait until I got better. I will definitely be resuming work on it this month. The goal is to be about 2/3 of the way through (page 14) by the end of the month. The ultimate goal is to have #4 penciled, inked, and lettered by next March. That is the deadline for when I want to start the series, meaning all five issues will be out by the time next year's ChicagoCon rolls around. That would mean I would have at least three months to finish #5. If I keep up the pace of one issue of Sound Waves a month, Sound Waves will be completely penciled and inked by next July, Head Above Water would hopefully be done by May at the latest. That frees up my schedule enough to work on more projects. Which ones? Don't know yet. I'll decide as things wind down.