April, 2017 will be the 2-year anniversary of working on "A Universe of Trouble."
My original intent was to quickly get some work out into the world. I assumed telling a short story would take less time than animating a 5-minute film.
Yes, I will complete this web series sooner than I would have completed the animation for "Adult Toy Story."
No, it's still not THAT fast!
I'm pleased with the progress of this project and am enjoying the process. However…I want it to be OVER!
First, I want it to be over because I'm eager to do so many other projects. But none of those projects can be worked on until I learn two important things: human anatomy and perspective.
Second, I want to enjoy my summer this year! Meaning, I want to get out of my drawing room and ride my bike while not having a little voice telling me that I should be working.
Therefore, I decided to make the remainder of the winter and some of the spring my BIG PUSH TIME. This means that I will cut back slightly on drawing practice to work as much as possible on completing these last 6 episodes (I'm days away from completing episode 12 of 18).
That's 4 months to complete 6 episodes. Right now it's dark and cold and I don't want to be outside anyway. THIS is the time to really push, to wake up even earlier (5am) to get this project DONE!
My new deadline is Monday, May 29, 2017—Memorial Day—to complete this project. That will be a long weekend and the official start of summer. What better time is there to wrap this up?