Friday, 11 February 2011

I'm still here

I am, honest.

And I'm still writing too, after a fashion.

My web page has been taking up a lot of my writing time recently. For those of you who don't know I run The Doctor Who Reprint Society and we've had a busy few months.

I have had to write every so often for it though. One of my efforts can be found here, on Den of Geek. I've also just contributed an article to a Sci Fi webzine that I'll post later on. But none of these were really challenging my writing ability. However I've recently discovered a way to keep working on the site and develop my writing.

Web comics.

We're starting a web comic on the site. I've found an artist and have been working on a series of scripts for it. A different style of writing is required, and I'm having to learn at a rate of knots. It's an evolving process as I'm adapting my ideas as I discover the strengths of the artist. It's been fun so far and I'm looking forward to sharing the results.

But I'm not stopping at one, oh no. When I initially floated the idea to Jesse we both agreed that even though we'd love for him to take on the artist chores there just wasn't time in his busy schedule to commit with any regularity. However the idea obviously triggered something in Jesse's imagination as not long after that he Emailed me a single page strip that he'd put together in some all to rare downtime. But he couldn't stop with a single page, now he was looking for a story to serialise in this style.

Now at this point I should mention 'Dangling Threads' again. This was the project I was working on when I last posted back in October last year. I'd stalled on it, partly due to time and partly due to the fact I couldn't work out what perspective to run the narrative from. It was really starting to frustrate me. I had all these ideas, but I couldn't get them onto the written page in any other form but notes. But when Jesse asked if I could come up with a story something clicked. The visual medium works so much better for this story than the written word by itself.

So, 'Dangling Threads' is now a collaboration with Jesse and I couldn't be happier about that. It's given me a fresh burst of incentive to get it written and now I know that Jesse will be translating into graphic form it's much easier to give it focus.

It's going to be a busy year.....

1 comment:

  1. Did you post this at quarter to 3 in the morning?

    Good luck, sounds like a great idea - I'm sure you and Jesse will prove a most collaborative pair, can't wait to see the results.