I’m still figuring out how to describe “Lounger.” A post-apocalyptic dark comedy? A contagion drama? An anti-Walking Dead? Like Beckett rewriting Camus’s The Plague (I wish…)? If you have a suggestion for how to describe it, I’ll take it.
It’s also on Webtoon:
At this point, I think you can get a pretty good idea for the feel of the story. Since I am so bad at labeling things (stemming, most probably, from the fact that I hate labels): what would you call it? Apocalyptic? Dark comedy? Drama? Sci-fi?
Also, I’m thinking of playing with a color version and making it available on ComiXology. I know people have all sorts of opinions about ComiXology, but it’s the most consistent form of comics income for me. Though, I’m using the term “income” loosely.
I finished the dream-inspired story I’ve been working on, “Museum Piece.” You can view the whole thing on Tapas.
Now I’m in that weird state between projects when I feel uncertain about everything in life. I just have to trust the process and keep moving forward.
Also, I’m getting close to putting together a collection of all these little pieces I’ve been working on since Carnivale. It’s going to be titled The Lost Cause of Poetry. Stay tuned.
First off, “Museum Piece” still plods on one page at a time at Tapas.
And “In Water” is “graphic of the week” at Red Fez:
“Museum Piece” is an old idea that I started on in 2007. That version was done in sepia ink and watercolor. It looked kind of nice, but I really didn’t have enough experience with ink and watercolor and there were a lot of mistakes and accidents that made the process really slow. So I scrapped the story. In my recent theme of going through old ideas and just doing them, I’ve decided to return to “Museum Piece.”
I’ve got the whole thing thumbnailed. There will be about 34 pages, though I may edit down some scenes when I get to them. The plan is to post a page a week, which should be very manageable.
In other news, I’m working on four other different stories, “Lounger” (yes, it’s not abandoned after all), “The Tutor,” “Callisto Seven,” and “The Incident at Orphan Hill.” And I’ve got a good handle on the beginnings of two other projects, “The Tower” and “The Last Father.” When will any of these get done? Who knows. I’m also waiting to hear back on a few submissions. “In Water” was one of those, but there are more out there waiting to be accepted or declined or ignored.
In the meantime, you can check out the first page of “Museum Piece.”