I've been working on my graphic novel Little Knight for 7 months. You could say it's been longer because I did the first sketch of Little Knight himself about 2 years ago, but about 7 months ago is when I started fleshing out the idea after work, during lunch, whenever I could. 5 months ago I finished the script, and now I am drawing it.
For two years though, little Odric existed as only one sketch, it showed what I wanted and I liked it. Many nights scripting were spent looking at this picture and imagining him. They say sometimes your characters take over when you write and come to life, and I found that to be true.
That was a great feeling, but nothing compares to drawing it. Seeing my characters come alive on the page makes me feel kinda like a proud papa . I've drawn TONS of licensed characters, superheroes, characters from other peoples scripts, but none of that has felt as good as this. The character I created, and for the last 2 months I have spent drawing 10 hours a day, has come alive. Hopefully this isn't some weird thing about being alone with my drawing board all day, but I dunno if I care even. I am enjoying it, it's what I always wanted to be doing.