I look forward to finishing my own long series, not because I’m in a rush, but because I want to build the discipline it takes to stay with a project for a long period of time! What would you say us the best way for artists to stay disciplined and consistent with a LONG series??
— Micah Markray (@micahmarkray) January 23, 2018
I started replying to this question saying “I can think of 3 reasons…” but I couldn’t put it into short descriptions, so I thought I’d write it down here.
I’ve just finished drawing Grey is… Volume 7 and I don’t feel like I’ve worked for so long on it, but I think 8 years under the belt might give me some place to talk about the things you need to commit to a long series, since the story has just reached its mid point… I think.
From my humble experience, here are a few tips I found helped me in how to find discipline to work on a long series.