As of November 1st I have finished the real meat of my degree. All I have left to do is a handful of research projects, and some paper work and I have my masters. Hopefully I will even have a job in the fall (when you may expect another interruption in the comic.)
Itís been interesting over here. The first 12 pages of this comic were done slightly over a year ago. I had been interested in something called 24 hour comic. The idea is that one creates an entire comic from start to finish in 24 hours. Great idea in theory, but when one adds in my school schedule and a baby one gets a little crazy.
The comic 24 project was a good one. It really motivates an artist to push themselves. Many artists have what I like to call ďArtist SyndromeĒ where they canít get things done on a deadline, canít get commissions out on time, and nothingís ever good enough. Itís not that they arenít good artists, but that they donít like to work according to the directions of others. Iíve never given a commission late in my life, but I am a terrible artist./p<>
This brings me to the filler art for this month. Iím not the greatest artist, but pushing myself on the comic 24 project made the quality go down a little. You guys have waited long enough for the new issue, so I decided to put out three pages a week for the first 12 pages, and a piece of filler art to go along with it. The filler is concept art for issue 6. Iíve gotten a little better as an artist in the last year so you may see some difference in the quality of the worst art of last year when put next to the doodles of this year.
I should mention a little about this myth. This is the only myth we have about a major conflict among the gods, and even then if you are looking for a war in heaven you arenít going to find it. Unlike many other pantheons the Dingir gods are much more likely to debate a problem than they are to come to blows about it. Theyíll fight with external threats but they will not fight each other.
There are a number of myths concerning the creation of civilization, the creation of man, and the creation of the universe. None of these can be taken as the one true creation story. These are stories about a process rather than a singular event. In physics we learn about the big bang as though it happened in the past, but the explosion is still happening. The universe around us is still being created. In biology we learn about the evolution of man, but humans didnít evolve into what we are now in a single generation. Creation happens in fits and starts, and not all at once.