Yes, you read that correctly. I, Ben Wright-Heuman, notorious procrastinator and misser of deadlines, have finished the pencils for The Letters of the Devil II almost a week ahead of schedule! Please, hold your applause, you’re embarrassing me!
What Comes Next?
My next deadline for the book is to finish the inks by 8/1. Only about 2 months, but inking goes significantly faster than penciling, and, unlike with the first book, I will be inking digitally, which should speed the process up even further.
Before that, however, I will be taking a much-needed break from Letters to work on my other big project, CosPain! A major part of the new work schedule that allowed me to finish these pencils on time was the fact that I had established a large backlog of CosPain strips, which meant that I only had to worry about one project at a time. Well, that backlog is now empty. Before I can get back to work on Letters, I need to get my wiggle room back! I expect the process to take about two weeks.
As part of rebuilding that backlog, I will be livestreaming the 100th CosPain strip this Sunday, 6/2, at 1:00 PM EDT on my Twitch channel! Join me for the celebration and watch as I draw the entire strip right in front of you! That’s right, no breaking it into two streams on two different days! No skipping the lettering and post-production! Everything in one day, and we go until it’s done.
Anyway, not a full newsletter, so I’m keeping this one short. If you want to support my work further, please visit my online store. I also have Patreon and Ko-Fi accounts if those are more your speed.
Rock on, guys, and never stop drawing.