Honestly, I’m shocked that Will never placed a full on kiss right on my mouth for this page. Sometimes, he asks me for easier pages, to help him maintain our schedule. Usually, that means more dialogue, more close ups, and less action. Action scenes often require some research on his part, because sometimes I’m asking him to convey something that he’s simply never drawn before. And you might have noticed that Will’s game on backgrounds has taken a quantum leap forward in Volume Two; go back and look at the library scene, brief as it is, if you don’t believe me. He rendered A LOT of books on those pages. Anyway, I figured that this would be a nice change for him.
I’m so ashamed. We played D&D today, and I backslid in my role-playing. I made a point of letting you guys know that I was playing an atypical character, a persnickety spellcaster-type with an eye toward creature comforts…and today, I played him like my more typical muscle-bound thugs who describe problem solving as “rolling initiative.” I am over-tired…and the only solution I see is MORE EXERCISE.
I’m on my feet a lot, I work as a bartender, after all, but I need to be more active. The writer’s life can be sedentary if you let it, and I need to get out more.
(But first, I need to go to bed.)