Update: As of now, the Boston Kids Comics Festival has been postponed for a possible September date due to COVID-19. Also, my next blog post has been postponed until early May.
Good afternoon everyone! As this is the first update I've written in the New Year (and New Decade, of course) and wasn't able to provide any updates before the end of 2019, I'm going to take the time to address the current status of the Pascal and the Timeless Hotel remake and my goals I have planned for this website going forward.
Currently, Pascal is close to completion, (roughly 75-80% completed). However, mid-way through the project, as I was deciding how to illustrate the most important moments, I came up with an idea that I've been wanting to experiment in comics for years. Ever since I started drawing comics back in late 2014, I've had big dreams of finding innovative ways of storytelling and implementing new techniques into comics that are often used in other forms of media such as animation, (which I have a background in from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston). I began experimenting with this new concept I created back in September of this past year and continued to perfect it. I decided how to incorporate the new technique into the Pascal story. As a result, it's possible I may change my original deadline. Because this was somewhat of a last minute decision and not necessarily part of the original plan for the remake, I may or may not be able to present Pascal and the Timeless Hotel this year at the Boston Kids Comics Fest, (which is taking place April 25th) as my original goal was set to have the physical book completed in the Spring of this year. Whether I decide that I need to extend my deadline or I'm able to finish before mid-April, I'll be taking as much time as I need to make sure the new art technique 'blends' naturally with the story and setting.
Once Pascal and the Timeless Hotel is completed, the introduction and unveiling of my art technique also means major changes for my upcoming projects. Going forward, this new technique I'm working on is going to be my signature-- a huge staple of my writings and this website in the coming months and years ahead. The first presentation of Pascal will mark the official debut of the new art technique. Thus not only will I be doing my first book publishing since 2015, I'll also make this an introduction to the technique I envisioned for my comics and will finally bring to fruition and into the public eye.
On that note, I'll end by saying I will still be running this blog from time to time and should have a new post by early to mid March. I am very excited for what this year and decade will bring and what is to come for both this website and upcoming presentations with the Boston Comics Roundtable!
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