Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Writing Update (9/29/09)


Did I say September 6th in my last post? What I meant was the 29th.

The delay was worth it. The first issue of my comic book miniseries is done, finished at the end of August. The panels are "locked" for Alex to do the pencils. There's only one bit of the story -- a small beat that hints at our hero's past -- that I'm not absolutely confident about it, but it will only require changing or stretching the dialog in one panel to erase it from the story.

I've seen the two completed pages of Alex's pencils, and they are quite impressive. Can't wait to see the final product.

Issue #2 was started on September 1st and was completed only a day past my self-imposed deadline (two fully laid out comic pages with dialog a day, with each issue totaling 25 pages). It hasn't come together anywhere as easily as the first issue. Right now it starts strong and ends strong, but the middle is a bit, well, off. The actual beats are what I want, but the dialog just isn't right.

I will start Issue #3 on October 1st. I'd like to get back to do these rants, as well -- but the scripts come first.

I've got some things I'd like to say about ODST, so I'll probably be back tomorrow. And hopefully, the day after that and...

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