[Final Update: Here is the link to my final creation, which also has links to other participants’ works: You Are Here: A Photographic Journey Thru Heaven & Hell ]
I will be updating this throughout the day.
6:16 am: GameBoy wakes me up and reminds me I need to take him to his all day Junior Classical League event this morning. I’m feeling mighty groggy from a late night and sleep meds, but I finally had a solid night of sleep. Count Chocula serves me breakfast.
Ideas that I’ve held back for weeks start to mingle and join together. I decide: a) I’m not going to draw *anything* and b) I’m going for the 100-panel web-based infinite canvas model, rather than the more traditional 24-page approach.
I’m less overwhelmed by the comic challenge than by how messy the house is, and by all my non-comic obligations for the day. Wish us all luck!
9:46 am: Finally made my first, inglorious post. Spent the past couple of hours thinking about story and theme, procrastinating, and building a template image. Decided to work in Photoshop.
10:28 am: Building some momentum. First four panels posted. Only 96 left to go…
Gonna take a stretching/cleaning break.
11:53 am: *Now* I’m going to take that stretching/cleaning/lunch/grocery/gas break. Hmmm…a third of the time is up, and only 10% of my 100 panels. Not sure I’m going to make my goal, but I’ll keep marching along. 🙂
1:07 pm: Gas tanks were filled, groceries were purchased, and lunch was eaten. Back to the digital grindstone!
4:34 pm: Picked up GameBoy from his conference. Only 16 panels completed. Time is flying by. The process has been fun, frustrating, and educational.
8:10 pm: I have about 4 hours left to go, and 25 panels up. I’m somewhat frustrated at my pace–I’m just searching for and pasting images, and cranking out a bit of text for the most part. There is also management of files and posting to flickr and the blog, but it doesn’t seem like this all should take as long as it is. I’m averaging just over one panel every 30 minutes. That seems like an excruciating pace.
Anyhow, let’s see what I can power out in the next 2 hrs.
12:03 am: It’s 10 minutes less than 18 hrs since I started this project. No energy left to process anything. I posted 37 panels, and a complete story. I’m going to call this a noble failure in the Gaiman mode. If I’m going to fail, I want to fail like my hero. 🙂