Monday, December 01, 2008


Ugh. I have been busy coloring these Hurricane Kids pages and it really hammers home a couple points. I am not a colorist. I can get by, and sometimes I have fun at it, but I don't really enjoy it overall and it is very time consuming for me. I also realize that after the layout and inking stage, I don't have much energy left for the rest of the page, so I'm worried that the colors will show a lack of commitment. That said, it's something that needs to get done, so here are a couple things that have been getting me by;

Harry Potter Audio Books. I was reading on artist Ryan Stegman's Twitter about how he was going through all the books and I thought I would enjoy it. I've read them all already, and seen all the movies, but listening to the books while I work has been very enjoyable. I'm about 2/3rds through Chamber of Secrets and am very much looking forward to hitting the meat of the series in books 3-5.

Netflix Instant Watch feature. I can't really watch any movies while I work, but I listen to their selection of stand-up features. So far I have listened to Zach Galifianakis, Joe Rogan, the wonderful Sarah Silverman "Jesus is Magic" special and the very forgettable and unfunny Vince Vaughn Wild West Comedy Tour. Maybe I'll que up Eddie Murphy's RAW next, or put on a movie I've seen a bazillion times, just for the dialogue and background noise. The only real problem with this feature is that it's selection is limited, but I may venture into the documentaries next.

Anyone have any good ideas? I've tend to only listen to the Sidebar podcasts and I know there are a bunch of good other ones I'm missing out on.


Scott Godlewski said...

I know exactly what you mean. I have no love for the coloring process. Thankfully, I know some talented folks who do enjoy it.

Benjamin Hall said...

I find that working on a group (or scene) of pages is more enjoyable than whittling away at one until I am done and rushing it just to move on.

I also really enjoy the Mondo Movies podcast.
Two brits discussing new and old genre films, but with a real excitement and knowledge of the film medium.

It's the only podcast that I actually look forward too.

ryan cody said...

Scott - The reason I decided to color was just because of the stupid deadline, if I had more time I would have pursued other options.

Ben - Working on a group of pages is fun, but I rarely pencil and not ink in the same evening. I did pencil all these pages first and ink them later, so I did jump around a bit.