Fun fact: panel 7 of this page was originally panel 4. Basically, I had finished inking the entire panel when I realized that Swinson was still supposed to be carrying all those stuffed animals, and he wasn’t! This isn’t the first time I forgot to draw him holding them either. I panicked a bit because I was very happy with the panel and loathe to edit it, even in Photoshop…

So instead, I changed the script so that after panel 3, Swinson sets the stuffed animals down and walks off in a huff. I drew the new panels at the bottom of the page, then moved them around to show everything in sequence in Photoshop. Normally I wouldn’t reveal my embarrassing mishap, but I already kinda talked about it on Twitter, so might as well tell the whole story. 😛

In April I’m going to set the comic aside for a bit and focus all my artistic energies on practicing digital inking. Instead of trying to draw an entire page in Photoshop/Manga Studio/whatever I’ll start simple, like inking a bust of Swinson. After that I should have a clearer idea of whether physical or digital will be faster for me in the long run.