As this week wraps up the final action scene in Empowered vol. 8, I'm gonna take these commentaries (flaky webcomic software permitting) to address an interesting issue that I'd completely forgotten about—namely, the true nature of my seemingly super-high production speed in the summer of 2013 as I barrelled through vol. 8's climactic story at the peak rate of writing and drawing 44 pages per month(!), a number ne'er reached before or afterward.
See, I recently realized that, even as I scratch and claw my way through the back half of Empowered vol. 12 with a max production rate (so far) of only 15-odd pages per month, I'm probably not much slower at writing and drawing than I was in 2013. "How can this be," you no doubt sputter, perhaps even popping a monocle in disbelief. Wellp, I'll explain throughout the rest of this week of commentaries!
Today’s Patreon update: In an attempt to scratch out more worktime to
complete the long-gestating Empowered vol. 12, I've switched over
to a Monday/ Wednesday/ Friday Patreon posting schedule that won't feature the
fixed content format I previously used. So, who knows what today's post
might feature? Could be Life Drawing or Distressed Damsels
content (both of which are featured at least three times per month), or
something in the Work Stages, Vintage Con Sketches or Design
departments, or possibly something entirely new. Golly!