Well, now, this is the last update for 2011, and it marks the end of the second year of production of What to Feed Your Raiding Party.
If you’d told me back when I started this project that it’d take me more than 2 years to complete I would have laughed and told you you were delusional.
But, hey, you live and learn.
This week’s progress is minor compared to that major milestone I posted about last week. In fact, it’s not even quantifiable in the old % ways. I’m retesting (ie, making and writing down everything this time) several of the missing recipes from my original list this week–got 3 done tonight, actually–but they’re not yet entered into the software yet. So there’s that.
And, then, I put on my list for Tuesday that I wanted to pencil the 5 chapter “covers” for the book, thinking that it was a bit ambitious but, still, maybe doable. Color me shocked that I actually did get them done! Sure, they’re total parodies (even more direct than the comics themselves) of movie posters/book covers so it’s not like I had to be too terribly original, but I managed to whip them out in 2.5 hours total. That’s not too shabby if you ask me!
I still have to ink them (so no sharing just yet) but there’s definitely room on this week’s schedule for that to happen. In fact, it might be the one time that inking takes longer than penciling!
But before we sign off for the year, I wanted to slip you guys a peek from Chapter 5: The Goodies
When you’ve only got 16 pages to tell a story it’s tough to find a sample page that doesn’t give too very much away! (Which is also why you won’t be getting a peek at the epilogue–with only 4 pages there’s not much to choose from.)
Still plenty of work to be done at the beginning of the new year, but this week off from work really is helping–even if I did agree to do a (small) wedding cake for this Friday, time really does feel like it’s on my side for once. (She says knocking on wood so as not to jinx anything!)
Y’all play safe on New Year’s Eve and we’ll see you back here in 2012!