Tuesday, January 11, 2011

deadlines make my head hurt!

Well, one of my day job projects is reaching a way-point. The HIV science comic written by Martin Powell, and 'the committee', is almost finished. With a meeting tomorrow I am sure there will be more changes, but for the most part it is finished. At least the print version. It will need some tweeking for the Ipad version I am sure.
And I am glad, and sad. Glad because it has been a long drawn out process. And sad because I have been able to work on it from home. It has been so great to not have to drive into work, which if I haven't mentioned is 52 miles one way. With rising gas prices and no raise in over two years it is getting tough. Also the dog has loved having me around all day.
Another good thing is I have another one to do starting next month so maybe I will get to work from home some more. Which is great since we got nine inches of snow the other day.
Also I am going to a new doctor, a specialist, on the 25th. Hope some good comes from it. My arm, wrist and hands have been getting worse by the week.
Work has slowed on all side projects because of this, which I hate!!!!! This has got to stop for sure.
Anyway thought I should update all the loyal Legionnaires out there.
With this big project out from under my belt, maybe now I can get back to the old schedule and be able to turn out more night work.
Also point to notice in the above piece is that except for some pencils this piece is all digital. Digital inks, some digital pencils, and of course color. I am a horrible colorist for sure so please forgive that part of it. I try to do my best on coloring but it is my weakest process. Hopefully I can do better when the Captain Spectre title is ready to be colored. Wish I could afford a colorist, but with medical bills lately and stuff there is no way.


  1. WOW! That looks so good, Tom!

    I hope you can get some help from the specialist, you need the relief from pain and all, and we need the comic.

    I really do understand where you are coming from, being on Social Security, no raise for the second year, and everything going up, I'm tired of STAYING at home, because of lack of money.

    Take care my friend!

    Lloyd, Loyal Legionnaire

  2. The art looks NICE. Too bad it's for a select audience, and not commercially available. Sometime it would be nice to learn a bit more about that digital process. Good luck with the specialist. Ya'll got a lot of snow. I bet the dog is happy, having the old man around ;)

  3. Your art looks amazing...I don't think I can bring myself to read what they've done to my story.