“Tonoharu: Part Three” Progress Report

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The Story/Script for the comic
Artwork: The Drawing, Inking, and Computer Work for the comic
Final Edits/Incidentals:
Post-Production Edits, Designing the Cover, Preparing for Press, etc.

(More information about Tonoharu can be found here.)


I haven’t done one yet, so I figured it was high time I put up a progress report for Tonoharu: Part Three.

I’ve been putting it off because I wanted to wait until the artwork was 25% done, because that felt like a worthy enough milestone to document. Or even 20% would’ve been good, since that would have been a nice round number.

But with all the packing and sorting for my move to Japan, I haven’t made any real progress on the book for the past few weeks, and now that I’m in Japan settling into a new life/job here, it’ll probably be a couple weeks before I can get back into work on Part Three. So I thought to heck with it. Rather than wait for a milestone percentage, may as well just update now.

Now that the script is mostly done, I can give you a fairly accurate page count: I’m thinking 115 pages, give or take a couple. This will put the book between Part One and Two lengthwise.

So the million dollar question is: what’s my projection to complete the book? And the unsatisfying answer is: I have no idea. Now that I have a “real” job again, that will take priority, and eat up a big chunk of my day. But on the other hand, I still am committed to working on Tonoharu: Part Three in evenings and weekends, so I hope to continue to make steady progress. I’ll probably have a better idea once I’ve had a chance to settle into my new life here, and can see how much time I’m able to devote to the book during my off hours. Look for that in my next progress report a few months from now.

But if you’re just dying for more frequent updates, I post on my Twitter feed every time I finish a page, so follow me there if you want to follow my progress in excruciating detail:
My Twitter Account


Next week I plan to blog about my new home in Japan, so stop by next Friday for that!

  • I just read #2, from my library, and imagine my surprise when I reached the end and … it wasn’t the end. And googled to find out… it’ll be forever til I get part 3! And there’s still a part 4 to come? Ah! Ah! You’re killing me!

    Beautiful illustrations, I can see why they take so long. But… ah! Ah!

  • Lars Martinson

    I feel your pain!!