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Do I really draw a webcomic every day? How I make my webcomic books

illustration of words written in pen

One of the questions that I've been asked is do I draw my webcomic every day?

Do I really make one comic every day throughout the year? These days the answer is... kinda.

When I first started drawing it in 2017, yes I did.

Back then I drew it every day and that was because it was more cathartic. It actually turned out to be something that helped me get through a rough time.

The first book I put together of those comics was really about an emotional time in my life and it was more of a diary.

picture of illustrated books on a table

At that time I didn't have a podcast, I just started this website and posted my webcomics

This was a way for me to draw every day.

My comics were not in the style they are now.

In the beginning, it was a little bit more serious-looking, which made sense given my mood at the time. 

I drew the first comic on the day my wife told me she had breast cancer.

My stupid desk.

illustration of a four panel webcomic

But drawing that way just seemed like too much for me to try and do every day.

Then I tried to dumb it down so I could find a way to do them where I felt more comfortable.

I tried drawing them on my phone like this one.

illustration of a four panel webcomic

Sometimes I tried drawing them on a napkin or a notebook like this

illustration of a four panel webcomic

I was still trying to find the style and something I liked that I would enjoy drawing every day.

I only spend 15 minutes drawing my webcomic

The main thing I was trying to accomplish was to create a character style that was simple enough to replicate in a period of about 15 minutes. Otherwise, I felt like I would procrastinate and I wouldn't do it.

These days I have a method down that stays in the same overall style from comic to comic for the most part.

So yes, I do try to draw my webcomic every day but there will be maybe a day or so that I miss.

Check out the video

I made a video talking more about this and making my webcomic book. You can check that out on the site here! Making a book of my webcomic - How I add the images - Part 1

 

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