Some of you may have noticed it has been an awfully long time since anything came to pass on my rather large Evangelion webcomic "EVA-303".
Following the back to back releases of chapters 7 and 8, I made it clear that I was drained physically and needed a break.
But as the Olympics came and went, the break became a creative paralysis. Radio controlled airplanes became the hobby of choice.
The longer time went by, I began to dread, even hate Evangelion and Asuka. It seemed that the 2 year well of energy and imagination was finally running dry.
In the last few days I have had at least a recognition in my mind that energy must be found and creative hurdles overcome. Technically, there may be ways to make the comic more manageable and easier to produce and I need to explore those. There may be more detailed backgrounds but less computer greyscale shading in the future.
In other words, pages may start looking like this in terms of shading
So we'll see how it goes. I still wonder how much enthusiasm I can drum up when Asuka herself is nowhere in the chapter (such an Asuka stalker, aren't I?), but there's plenty to talk about between Rei, Kaworu and Saburo as well as Shinji's agonizing loneliness.
The problem is that enthusiasm for drawing is one thing. Actually being able to write the scenes is something else! I need to have a wave of creativity on the WRITING side, and the artistic side will take care of itself.
We will see.....
oh and wish me luck.