Been busy working on other things and really feeling wiped out from my day job earlier this week (had to help out with a second truck after finishing my own). I have to get up too early tomorrow and I think I need to just take this Shabbat off. It is, after all, Shabbat, as in the Jewish Sabbath when--according to Jewish Law--I should not only not be online, I should not be of the frame of mind that I have to do any work today. I should be resting, taking respite from work, recreating myself, re-energizing my spirit, reconnecting with my world. That's the point of taking Shabbat (not just reciting prayers from a book that someone else wrote).
Coming Home (Dicky's Story). My existing cover art is so dark--even though it's of a brightly-lit window, it feels dark to me--and the story is all about the light. I want a white background cover with b/w line art. Period. Maybe I'll do the text in red or some other color for accenting but I want the cover to be simple, open, airy, light. After all, the cover art is the #1 sales tool and right now, I don't think this cover is very saleable.
I have to say, I only mentioned a few things to Lisa and she turned out this sketch--while we were emailing! I told her about the bazillion pockets on Dicky's long coat and that he had this book, The Book, a big antique book he'd had since he was a little kid; and I mentioend he had a week's beard growth and had just had his unruly hair cut 2 weeks earlier. Given all that and the fact it took Lisa about 5 minutes (seriously, we were emailing while she was doing this!) I'm fairly well-impressed. I think Lisa has a career in webcomics and she just doesn't realize it!! What do you think?