Well, well, well.
My latest attempt to cure the comic doldrums. It's not that actually drawing the comic makes things take less time, but just as when I made the same shift in Lunar Quest, it is certainly more fun and more satisfying - and as everyone knows, fun jobs go faster.
My arm does hurt a bit now, but it is a good pain, and I will adapt.
Even if this doesn't help things go quicker - in which case I may look into changing to the two-thirds comic as the standard format - it does offer me a great personal bonus in that now my drawing skills will improve. I make no claim to be a good artist, so please bear with the various inconsistencies and errors I'm sure to make, but I should become better. However, people tell me they don't read the comic for the art anyway, so no loss, right?