nickreesrikesdis asked: Hi there, My name is Nick Rees and I'm an illustrator in Adelaide, South Australia. I love Old City Blues and your style. I was wondering how long the process takes from producing the first sketches to the finished page? Also, how did you go about getting your work out there? Was it just sheer self promotion and hard work? I'm fresh out of University and seeing how hard it is to actually get anywhere haha. Anyway thanks for listening!
Thank you, Nick! Just getting out of school is a pretty chaotic situation. I think all I can say is to make your own comics and put them on the web as much as possible. I think if you put the time into keeping a steady stream of work going, it will promote itself in the long run. As for your other Q, right now I think it takes about 3+ hours or so per page from pencils to inks, although it can depend!
[And sorry for the long reply time — I’ve been off the net for a few days!]