We're having a retrospective of sorts after Thanksgiving when we split the money, and I was either going to back out of the circle there or bring up the uneven work distribution if I were to continue with them. Since we're all friends, I'm not going to air my grievances with them if I back out since it wouldn't be socially conscious to do so. For more context, our labor breakdown was supposed to be like this:
Friend A>general project management>thumbnails>script>screentones and blacks>scan editing
Friend B>script>thumbnails>pencils>screentones and blacks
Me>thumbnails>script>backgrounds>inks>noting what screentones to use/where to place them
What ended up happening was I did 20 of 30 thumbnail pages, basically all of the script, 26 out of 30 pages of pencils, and re-edited the scans before sending them off to the printer. By the time I was redoing the 5th pencils page, Friend B just stopped doing them because they figured that I would have to go back to all of them anyways. Unfortunately I also played the "idea guy" and "teacher" roles since I have the most experience with manga so even on the ideation front I was pulling extra weight. I have a low res example of Friend A's thumbnails, Friend B's pencils, and my final inks, but that was the only page where the distribution of labor was actually balanced. In the end it was pretty fun but I feel like I would be much, much less stressed if I made douijn by myself even if it took more time.