Got a few more boards done. The "they bought a house in the countryside to raise their children" and the "one of their kids is on drugs". I'm not sure about personifying the son with the teenager look as I'm trying to avoid that as much as possible, but maybe it's okay because he's half human.
I sold my new EP121 tablet and figured I wouldn't make much progress until I got a new laptop and a wacom tablet but when I went to retrieve files from my old laptop it just started up fine. I'm not sure what happened but it's very much still alive. Interestingly enough I prefer drawing on this 6 year old machine over that brand new asus tablet. The cursor lines up with the pen better and there's WAY more screen real estate. It's much heavier and runs pretty hot, but somehow it's just less awkward.
I just realized the other day that it has now been over a year since I started this project and I'm not yet done with the animatic. I've learned a lot throughout this process and I'm getting kind of burnt out so I may just leave it at a "proof of concept" phase once I finish the animatic and move onto another project. Or maybe I will just try to get a shot or 2 done. Working on the FX for the first few shots could be fun.