Testing out my dad's monitor hooked up to my laptop--it's such a difference! I can see the entire width of a comic page as I tone it at 100% view. I have a 17" screen on my laptop, so it's not tiny tiny, but it sure is nice to have a full-sized monitor.
Still toning the Oni Press talent search pages. It's getting down to brass tacks before Comic-Con. My goal was to print everything for my portfolio yesterday (ha. ha.), so there will be many, many hours of art today and tomorrow to try and print everything before the end of Monday. I don't have a single finished page of The Second Witch of Wilheim, which I was hoping to pitch at the con...just the script and thumbnails. Le sigh. No matter how diligent I am, there are always 5 projects waiting for their chance to be drawn. It's a real bummer I didn't make time for this one, though. I can't blame anyone but myself. I went camping, went to parties and birthdays and movies, and watched TV when I could have drawn. I value the time I spend with my friends and family more than usual now, since it's my last summer at home, and the last summer that many of my friends will ever live in Portland.
Hopefully there will be places I can send my unsolicited submission in September, but it would really have been nice to shop it around at Comic-Con, in person, when some publishers are more open to new creators.