Well, Zeb's at it again, it would seem.

How could he pass such a fresh-looking goth zombie anyway?

I'm on some sort of a break from work, so I'll try and use part of my time to spice things up around here.

On my to-do list:

  • Write a storyline and some strips to rebuild my buffer (the writing buffer has been gone for awhile)
  • Draw a few strips to rebuild my buffer (my buffer's gone)
  • Start (and perhaps realize) a few pages to introduce the cast & world

I'm considering going back to a looser format than the 'one row of strip' I've been sticking to lately.

I like the restriction, as it forces me to be more creative. However, even though I usually manage to bring my joke through in 4 or less pannels, I've had to let some context and background story go away.

Or if I force it in, the flow is odd.

A good example of what I'm thinking of is "Some have it all...".

See how the first row is context but the joke is actualyl self-contained in the second row?

With how I've been working lately, I would've been forced to let the first row go. The joke would work fine, but context and story is lost.

Believe it or not, I do have a few stories to tell :)

Of course, bigger comics mean more work (which is okay), and perhaps a rethink of the layout.

I love having the strip on my first page. It's what makes sense. That's what people are looking for.

However, a design la Penny-Arcade, which puts the comic on a separate page, gives more freedom over the format of the comic.

I'll be thinking about this during my 'off' time.

Of course, I would crave your opinion on the matter. So, please do leave a comment at the end of the post :)