comics

I woke up this morning

to some small bitey thing biting my ear. It itched for nearly an hour, so that wasn’t exactly pleasant. Still not a bad day. Slept in a little because Wednesdays are generally busy, but managed to plugged away at ch46 a bit anyway; this scene is more emotional than I expected but I’m liking it.

As promised, here is the inked version of page two of ‘cold’.

Still not inking to the standard I’d like but only practice will make that better. Not starting the third page tonight because I have a doctor’s appointment early tomorrow, so I need to go to bed early, bleh. I wish I had a job with normal hours. -_-

Pretending to be a real grownup

I had a reasonably good day today! (I mean Tuesday, not Wednesday. Working evenings messes up my sense of days, lol.) Slept later than I wanted, but there was housework, and phone calls*, including scheduling an eye appointment for the first time in *mumblemumble* years, a doctor’s appointment to discuss medication for my mental health issues**. I also worked on AFWT. I’m in the beginning of the middle scene, which should be short, but I think I’m gonna be looking at a longer than average chapter again…

*sigh*

Anyway, I have a comic page to ink! Preview pic tomorrow, hopefully!

*I really, really hate talking on the phone, sometimes the very idea of making phone calls makes my stomach curdle. Apparently this is not an uncommon anxious reaction, which makes me feel, if not better, then less like a freak.

**It makes me feel positively paradoxical, however, that I have to have a superlative mental health day to get myself to do something about my mental health issues…

Research Mission: Fail

I talked in my last post about going out in search of research material. I ended up at BookPeople. They had several books on Austin history, but none with the kind of information I needed. Boo. Though I did find this:

LOOK LOOK IT’S A BOOK ABOUT FAMOUS TREES!!!!!

I didn’t realize we had enough famous trees to fill a whole book. And now there are gonna be a lot of magical trees integral to the plot of this book.

I am not sorry.

But I still have to find some research material on my setting.

In other news: my work schedule has gone back to normal this week, and I even Did Stuff when I got home from work this afternoon instead of lolling about like a lump! Behold, the rough pencils for the second page of ‘cold’.

I made a mistake–wasn’t paying attention when I drafted, so the image isn’t properly centered, but that can be fixed when I transfer it to the watercolor paper.

I also worked on my book and cleaned part of my kitchen. Cross your fingers for me that this keeps up…

Announcing Candy Colored Sky: The Official Website of J.M. Cowan

Since I may soon be submitting my first fiction, I thought I’d throw together my official site! I gotta say, WordPress has changed a lot since I did this the last time. I think I spent nearly half the day just trying to find a theme that I could work with.

Pashte Throwing Computer

There were several times during the process where this almost happened.

Anyway! The artwork in the header and the illustration in this post were both done by me! I am currently working on a (very infrequently updated) webcomic about dealing with depression, anxiety and ADD while trying to write a novel (with bonus random journal comics); and I’m revising my second novel, a young adult fantasy about a girl who turns into a giant flaming cat. I identify as aromantic and asexual. Here’s a comic I made about that a few years ago.