Friday, April 10, 2009

Time for a book

I've been contemplating putting together a Cafe con Leche book. The problem is that its going to be difficult finding the time to do this. With two cartoons, a full-time job and school I'm finding things a bit stressful. But CCL has been in publication for 2 years now and I think that it has sort of a cult following. Now if I could only find a publisher.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Changes to Cafe con Leche

As some of you may already know by now, My strip "Cafe con Leche" has gone through some substantial changes. At first the focus was on lead characters Maria and Trey and their relationship. Now I'm focusing squarely on Trey. Narrowing my focus gives me more flexibility and it seems to be working. Now all story lines run through Trey, including his relationship with Maria, his cousin Ray-Ray and his mother.
The writing in the comic strip has also changed. I used to lean on the safe side but now things are more cutting edge. I'm trying to push the envelope and also make it more authentic. Most of the experiences that you'll see Trey going through come from personal knowledge. With a little ad-libbing on my part.

My afternoon

Sitting here at Busboys and Poets having a cup of coffee and thinking about cartoons. I'm starting to have more success with Cafe con Leche and I'm glad. A large media group in Canada just bought the strip, so the pressure is on to produce.