As the first chapter of Swordmaster Odyssey expands as I finish more and more pages, I continue to wish more and more that I had done it in full color instead of simple black and white. Even though I don’t identify myself as that great a painter, a splash of color just seems like it would add so much.
In the end, though, it’s probably best that I didn’t do the comic in full-color. Printing costs aside, doing a single page takes quite awhile. Adding color to the process could double the time it takes, or more. Right now, I shouldn’t have any trouble pushing out four pages a week, but with color I could probably only manage three at best, but more likely only two. I would also end up having to spend all my time doing Swordmaster Odyssey, and I would be unable to start up some of the other projects that I’m planning.
Granted, if I had an assistant or nine I could easily pull it off, but being an upstart indie studio, it’s really just me. Maybe I’ll get the chance to do another webcomic story, and then that one can be in color.