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more screwin’ around with comic ideas…

this is what happens when you don't do sequential art for a few years.

this is what happens when you don't do sequential art for a few years.

i am happier with the pencils… mostly because i can erase them. the mood is sort of right… but doesn’t transfer very well.

this is a snippet visual out of my sci fi epic story that is trapped in my brian. i have a horrid feeling i will never do it justice and it will just fester in there. getting more complex and beautiful with no way out.

She’s home after many years. Her older brother has been brutally killed by the occupying government. He was a religious leader of her people, loved and revered by all. He had spoken out and vowed to lead them off this world to a new one to start fresh under their own rule.
He spoke too loud and too often.

The idea is he’s been laid to rest and was on display for the public. He’s now been moved to a family crypt, wrapped and placed on a stacked pyre. The pyre is to be lit by a person willing to take on the responsibilities of the deceased.

That’s the basics. She’s not a religious person. She’s not an icon. She’s very much an outcast of her people who joined up with the occupying military and after completing her tour of duty, became a mercenary. The idea is, this race lives a long time. Longer than other races and she is still “young” but has seen a few lifetimes by the standards of other races.
She’s not looking to change, she just feels she owes it to her brother… and she might be pressured into it by her father… and she may have some ulterior motives of her own.

That’s the basics.

{ 5 } Comments

  1. Marilyn | September 18, 2009 at 8:46 am | Permalink

    Just do it. Just tell the story. The drawing part is the details… what’s delicious and rich is getting the story on paper so people can read it.

    Make the art quick, loose and furious.

    just my three cents,


  2. foley | September 18, 2009 at 9:14 am | Permalink

    i worry about “just writing” because i don’t feel i am a very good writer. maybe i’ll start with a script… i see it like a movie anyway.

  3. Marilyn | September 19, 2009 at 10:50 pm | Permalink

    I think all us right brain folks struggle with that writing thing. It’s because we SEE things and don’t just string words together in a line. But piffle, if structure is hard, then write the roughest of outlines, paying attention to story arc, the rises and falls, and just start drawing. If you see the whole movie in your head that’s a story, right?

    Get it down on paper, worry about refining later.

  4. foley | September 20, 2009 at 5:42 pm | Permalink

    i think you are right. i have friends who are writers and i am in awe of them in the same way they are in “awe” of me and my drawing.
    anne came up with a good idea on how to get back into the swing of story telling. she recommended i do something that is easy to draw (in my case, our cats) and work out little comics, focusing on STORY TELLING. and work my sci fi story on the back burner focusing on character design, world building and plot. she is smart sometimes.
    i really appreciate the encouragement.

  5. Amelia | September 21, 2009 at 7:44 am | Permalink

    You should definitely tell us this story! It sounds awesome. Thank you for sharing the sketches, and the bit-o-plot that you have bouncing around!

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