I recall a moment, Saturday morning of the 2019 Baltimore Comic-Con, I sat and dabbled ...

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... with making some sketch cards as Sarah & Dave hung out with me at the “I Thought It Would Be Zombies...” table and glanced over occasionally. As I erased the majority of what was seemingly a perfectly good sketch and began anew, I heard the murmurs beside me. “Did he just erase that?” ... “Yup.” And I chuckled. That’s just how I roll!!! I’m reworking the issue #1 cover now and I’m happy with how it’s turning out and the extra time spent, part of the many revisions to issue #1 before going for a wider release. I know all the reasons I shouldn’t be hung up on perfectionism, and to an extent I agree... but then the little perfectionist devil on my shoulder chimes in with, “F*ck it! Sack up and just work harder!” and I acquiesce because I’m passive and that little bastard scares me a bit. I shared an earlier work in progress shot of this cover at the start of the weekend on one of those other social networks 🤭, but here it is a bit further along for the APPICS crew to view! Look for a meatier update blog post on Steem later this week! Until then, take care... and let me know how you deal with perfectionism!

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Here’s a quick comparison for those reading on Steem... (doesn’t show in the Appics app!)... my draftsmanship is coming out so much better on the new attempt... I’m learning more patience...


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Yep. Huge difference! This new one is definitely a killer!

I would see each of them in a different setting. The second one could very well be part of a car chase scene but makes a dynamic cover!

I've been battling with myself about reworking my first pages. I don't think I'll go as far as starting over new. But maybe tweaking some lines, dialogue and changing the font would be great.

Thanks, glad you think so!

You’ve got such a body of work and are so far along I certainly wouldn’t expect redraws on early pages. I really don’t mind seeing an artist improve and evolve over the course of a series, but since I’m at the outset I just want my “baseline” to be a bit stronger.

Redoing some dialog, lettering, etc. sounds totally reasonable before heading to a print compilation though.


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