Haven’t posted for a while due to being really busy at work, home and with the writing so thought i would put up a little post as to what I have been up to.
As mentioned previously my comic ‘And the Come’ is being worked on with Chandra having finished the pencils and part inking on the cover and pages one and two.
Ah. what the hell, here is the pencils for the cover but this is all you are getting until its finished 😉
I have actually started writing issue two as well and currently am on page five of it BUT it’s on hold just now.
The reason issue two is on hold at the moment is due to three other projects I have going on, the first of which is for the Breaking Into Comics: Darby Pop’s Script Contest.
What is the contest?
“Script a one-off issue within the INDESTRUCTIBLE universe that is focused on Stingray (who appears in INDESTRUCTIBLE issues #1 – #4, which are collected in the TPB Vol. 1). A former superhero who turned (or was led) down a darker path, Stingray has the potential for a rich backstory that you should feel free to explore in whatever way you see fit. You can spin a tale that takes place before the events of the first TP. Or, after. Or even concurrent with. Please be mindful, though, that if you write something with implications too far-reaching, you might put yourself in conflict with our future plans. So, we’d really prefer you focus on a more personal story for Stingray. And feel free to utilize any of the other characters already established in any/all issues of INDESTRUCTIBLE — “our” world is your oyster.”
Darbypop Comics is an offshoot of IDW so it’s a good competition to enter and as the old saying goes, you’ve got to be in it, to win it 🙂
Anyways, I have finished my first draft and its being worked on for the second draft.
The closing date is October 22nd and so will work on it right up until 20th or so.
Along with this I am writing a four page Future Shock to submit into 2000AD
“Future Shocks are self-contained, four page science-fiction short stories with a twist ending. That means you only have four pages to establish your situation and protagonist, develop the situation through dramatic conflict, and then resolve it with an unexpected twist ending.”
I have the opportunity to work with another phenomenally talented artist on a short story and illustration book so am currently coming up with ideas for this.
All the while still working full time, spending time with my gorgeous misses and beautiful kids AND STILL running The Riddle Factory so really, REALLY busy and exciting times 🙂
Figured I would try for the next ten years to give the writing lark a proper good go and then at least will never wonder if I could have done it.
Probably be a few weeks before I post again.
Take it easy