As I begin the school year in a new grade (kindergarten) and beginning the work that will be PE volume 3 my thoughts are on making forward progress. The strip is designed to facilitate quick, easy comics. So I'm going to try and focus on pushing my composition. The kindergarteners are going to keep me in the floor a lot more, and I think the strip is going to reflect that.
I want my figures to be more emotive and to show a wider range of motion. To allow myself more close-ups and panels with single characters. And to push myself with more complicated backgrounds and interactions with the students. I'm really happy with the panels and strips I've done in the past few weeks, I hope that other people notice that my years of practicing is manifesting itself into stronger comics.
- Jon O