For the last year or so, I’ve been teasing updates on a new crime series I’ve been writing, but since I mostly do artwork all day, writing time is limited to a few hours a week at best. Progress is made in very small chunks, but over time it adds up to a grand idea. Happy to announce that I’ve completed a 12 issue script and I’m making a few more passes this month to streamline and tighten things up before I start on the artwork.
For those curious about my writing process, I first use notecards to capture every idea, scene, character, setting, etc. I lay the cards out on a table so I can see everything at once, move things around, add and remove pieces as needed, etc. This is how I create my outline. The notecards usually contain the “what” but not the “how.” I tend to work on the how during the script process.
This new project was originally conceived as part of SWEETS way back when I first got the idea for that story, long before I even wrote the script for Sweets, but I cut it out because it didn’t quite fit with the other pieces. There was a time when I considered using parts of this idea as a sequel, but the reality is that it needed to be its own thing all together, so that’s what I did.
It’s a story I’ve wanted to draw for a very long time and I’m excited to get started. Stay tuned for updates as things move forward.