I originally started this posting off with quotes about writing and rewriting. Then I rewrote it. Enough said.
As I have been working on the revised draft of Earthling! I have also been doing some quick thumbnails of pages to see how I might alter the script once I get into drawing. The two sides go hand-in-hand. But I want to start with a script I like. A script that works from the perspective of a script and have the art add to it instead of jumping into making pictures that can’t rescue a bad story/script.
It goes back and forth and along the way I am starting to tackle some second and third string characters and settings I haven’t designed yet. The struggle to get a script that feels complete is compounded by the need to create a visual universe that feels complete and carries with it a believable graphic history. But that’s the fun part. Getting all of it to feel complete and real and working together.
My bulletin boards are filling up. Not to mention the stacks of note cards and scribbles from sketch books that I create during the day when I’m not in the studio.