As I write this I am about five months into development for my webcomic, Tilted Sun. These pages are from a thin-sheeted moleskine notebook that isn't really meant for heavy marker. I drew these sketches to get a feel for character and space.
So why does it take so much time to make and launch a silly internet cartoon? It probably doesn't take other artists so long, but I just want to do it right! I want to make something amazing for people to read, something that isn't bound by page limits or publisher specifications. But, I also want to do a good job. I don't want to throw out characters that feel rushed, or just make something that oozes pathos.
While writing the story for Tilted Sun I listened to a lot of Tubular Bells and other longform albums from Mike Oldfield and also Jean Michel Jarre. I had Steven Wilson on repeat. Something just switched in my head and suddenly I really liked experimental music and prog rock. After listening to these artists all day for days on end, I realized that what drew me to these artists was the narrative qualities of their music. I stuck with it to make just about everything in the series.