Have you ever felt the satisfaction of turning back and seeing everything you have done in your life? No matter what this is, a school project, work project or your personal project. We’ve all felt it, and today I’ll talk about everything I’ve done with my new comic LIVE FOREVER.
So far I’ve finished 42 pages of 144 in total, that is, about 6 comics of 24 pages each. This is because I have been thinking of sending it to IMAGE COMICS for its publication because their format is regularly composed of miniseries of four, six or eight issues, some series up a little more. Originally, I had thought the project was going to be eighty pages long, but the story began to demand me more and more. That can happen to you or any other writer since the story is demanding you more to tell it better. But we also have to know how to moderate, because I have compacted many scenes and excluded others so that this story doesn’t grow more than three hundred pages.
Since I started this project in November 2016, that is to say, 6 months, I have focused on the following tasks.
My progress so far:
- Write the whole plot, that is, from beginning to end in prose.
- Write two complete scripts, (I’m working on the next four).
- Seven character designs, (I need to create a couple more).
- Make the comic book logo, (the “how I did it” is fascinating and I will share it later).
- Make other logos like a convenience store, products, and establishments, (I’ll show you, and I’ll talk about it in due course).
- Supervising the design of the LIVE FOREVER website, (Frontend.Ninja is the webmaster).
- Draw 42 pages, (I’m working on page 19 of the second issue, that is, page 43).
- Create content like these for you (same as I’ll do in a video later). For example:
So I could say that I still have a few more months to complete this project. In the meantime, I will continue to share more sneak peeks and topics of interest in the production so that you feel so much time waiting and you can learn something, get inspired or simply enjoying the production during its process.
Have I made you wait long?
I know I did you wait to read this story, but what I’ve been sharing is behind the scenes usually we don’t often see when a project is under development. And I thought it was a good idea that instead of saying “Here’s my project finished, read it!” and you only knew that I’m working on a new project. Instead, you could learn from the production and see the behind the scenes. Better than nothing, don’t you think?
When does it come out?
I estimate in August you can read it. As you’ll see, I still have to draw a little more than a hundred pages, and this date of delivery may suffer some adjustments. Between the past conventions and the marketing of this project, I’m behind the deadline.
Am I going to print it?
I’m just planning how you can read this story and I have three options: Printed, digital or both. For digital, I’m preparing some different reading concepts, which I’m sure you’ll seem exceptional and innovative. I’m not thinking about putting together a PDF and releasing it, no… this goes beyond. So wait for news.
Want to see more pages?
For now, I’ll share a couple of more pages, from page 1, 2 and 3 that you have already seen, until page 5. It should be mentioned that they are not yet final versions because I have to do some tests with gray tones. I hope you enjoy them and please tell me what you think =)
In the next post, I’ll share How I designed Sarah, my inspirations, and methods.
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