I've been offline for awhile. A lot has been going on in my family life ( flu after flue, loss in the family, holidays, two kids birthdays in February, etc), but other than that I've basically been hard at work since the successful ending of the Peter Pan Kickstarter! And I'm having a blast!
The entire script is written, and I'm deep into the penciling stage, with inks/colors/letters following. I'm having to do over a page a day to try and meet my set deadline I've given for myself. This wouldn't be a big deal if I had a normal work schedule, but because I'm a mom as well, I have to really juggle to make it all work. Throw in having to finish commissions and you have one hectic person with no free time whatsoever!! :)
So sorry for lack of updates, and sorry for all my friends and followers online for not being around. That will change once I get closer to finishing penciling duties on Peter Pan.
Also due to time constraints I'm still not monitoring my email, but my husband Ray Dillon is, but because he's busy as well, he may miss some messages. Please keep resending messages if there's no reply, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, and I'm sorry for any inconvenience.
Also, whenever I get time, I also still have $24,000 of Womanthology Charity money to delegate to worthy causes, so stay tuned for that as well! :)
Here's a small update on some of the Peter Pan work. I'm in the first 3rd of the story, which revolves quite a bit around Mrs. Darling, and the rest of the Darling family. There's quite a bit of story that hasn't been shown anywhere other than the novel, so I hope everyone will enjoy it!
A finished page.
Inks/Colors: Ray Dillon
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2 Page Spread introducing Nana
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Script for these pages:
CAPTION: MR. DARLING HAD A PASSION FOR BEING EXACTLY LIKE HIS NEIGHBORS; SO, OF COURSE, THEY HAD A NURSE.
CAPTION: AS THEY WERE POOR, OWING TO THE AMOUNT OF MILK THE CHILDREN DRANK, THIS NURSE WAS A PRIM NEWFOUNDLAND DOG, CALLED NANA.
CAPTION: SHE BELONGED TO NO ONE IN PARTICULAR UNTIL THE DARLINGS ENGAGED HER IN KENSINGTON GARDENS.
CAPTION: SHE ALWAYS THOUGHT CHILDREN IMPORTANT, AND SPENT MOST OF HER SPARE TIME PEEPING INTO PERAMBLULATORS.
CAPTION: SHE WAS MUCH HATED BY CARELESS NURSEMAIDS, WHOM SHE FOLLOWED HOME AND COMPLAINED OF TO THEIR MISTRESSES.
CAPTION: SHE PROVED TO BE A TREASURE OF A NURSE.
Panel 4 (sick Michael)
CAPTION: HOW THOROUGH SHE WAS AT BATH-TIME, AND UP AT ANY MOMENT OF THE NIGHT IF ONE OF HER CHARGES MADE THE SLIGHTEST CRY.
CAPTION:..AND BELIEVED TO HER LAST DAY IN OLD-FASHIONED REMEDIES LIKE RHUBARB LEAF.
Panel 5 (children walking)
CAPTION: IT WAS A LESSON IN PROPRIETY TO SEE HER ESCORTING THE CHILDREN TO SCHOOL.
CAPTION: THERE IS A ROOM IN MISS FULSOM’S SCHOOL WHERE THE NURSES WAIT.
CAPTION: THEY AFFECTED TO IGNORE HER AS OF AN INFERIOR SOCIAL STATUS TO THEMSELVES, AND NANA DESPISED THEIR LIGHT TALK.
Penciled Page: Introduction of Mrs. Darling
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CAPTION: OF COURSE THE DARLING FAMILY LIVED AT 14, AND UNTIL WENDY CAME, HER MOTHER WAS THE CHIEF ONE.
CAPTION: SHE WAS A LOVELY LADY.
CAPTION: HER ROMANTIC MIND WAS LIKE THE TINY BOXES THAT COME FROM THE PUZZLING EAST, ONE WITHIN THE OTHER...
CAPTION :...HOWEVER MANY YOU DISCOVER THERE ARE ALWAYS MORE.
CAPTION: HER SWEET MOCKING MOUTH HAD ONE KISS ON IT THAT WENDY COULD NEVER GET...
CAPTION: ...THOUGH THERE IT WAS, PERFECTLY CONSPICUOUS ON THE RIGHT-HAND CORNER.
As you can see, I'm keeping pretty darn close to the original text given in a lot of places. I founds I didn't need to deviate hardly at all from the original story, which is what I was hoping for!
I'll be back soon with more updates! I hope you're all doing awesome! :)