I started drawing the graphic novel for real today.
That is, I prepared some paper, traced some boxes and started pencilling them in, without quite knowing how to do it best - consequently, it mostly looks bad. But I am planning to keep going for a couple of pages until I work it out, and then redo the bad ones. That's the kind of thing you have to do if you spend more time writing and planning than actually drawing! I always need a few days of warm-up before I work out the way to draw a new book, and during that time I produce some weird things...
Here are the roughs:
Otherwise: I'm still looking for a place to live, am now looking in East Dulwich and Camberwell as well as Peckham. I saw a nice place in Nunhead this morning, with double bedrooms that actually fitted more than a double bed, transparent windows above ground (if you don't know to appreciate transparent windows above ground you haven't been flat-hunting in London), but again it was too far away from anything lively. I need to live close to a main street with cafes and pubs and bookshops and all that. Especially cafes. One good cafe would be enough actually. But I just can't hack quiet residential areas (except for the very outer edges thereof), they give me the fear.
If anyone has a nice room to let, or a cheap two bedroom flat that I could share with a lodger, or thinks they'd like to live with me and want to go flat-hunting in the same area, please do get in touch.