Saturday, October 30, 2010

updated again

Up to page 6 now - thanks for reading. I've got the next four pages drafted, three of them roughly penciled in, and the same three inked, just a little. So - it may not be long before I get the next few updates as well. This concludes the Talking Heads, True Stories segment - onward to ...

The wind up, and the pitch

page 5, Talking Heads, True Stories

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

coming along

I've drafted out the framework for up to page 10 now, which is good. I'll have the drawing drafted and inked for page five in no time. The story will really start moving in the right direction now. I hope to have another page ready before too long.

Thanks for reading!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Page 4 - talking heads, true stories

Nice, here is page 4 for the Tomb of the Undead series. I hope you love it! Click on this link and be sure to sign up as a "follower" of the blog - it would really make my day!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

calling it a night

I was working on the final little bit of the Opening Image tonight ... I'll definitely finish it by tomorrow - and then post it up. So you can look forward to that. I also plotted out the rough draft of page 10, so there's progress there. In fact, page 4 should be finished tomorrow. That shouldn't be a problem. - I don't think, anyhow.

It's exciting, because moving from the opening image to the first scene will finally introduce you to the protagonists of the story.

It would mean a lot to me to have anyone interested in simply reading my story to "Follow" the blog by clicking on the upper right hand side that says, "Follow." It doesn't take much, and it would sure inspire me to keep working on the project if I knew that people were interested in reading more.

The first scene has three sub-parts and they take us from mid-page four to the end of page 11, so it has a lot of stuff happening in it, and a lot of information in it.

BUT - all of that aside - I wanted to post this now so that I could get to bed by 10 p.m. tonight. This would mean I can get up fresh tomorrow morning and get to work on this and a legion of other things I'd like to get done. It's amazing - I've got lots of inspiration, but I just keep piling new projects onto myself instead of sticking to one.

Friday, October 22, 2010

i wish

I really wish that I could post up pages as quickly as I'd like to - it's a real lesson in taking your time to do something right and do something well, to go at this. I'd like to put up enough pages to get a feel for the story's flow so you readers can appreciate it more - but - it just takes time.

The writing took time, and now I've wrapped that up and wish that this could go quicker. I have the first 8 pages drafted out and almost ready to go - but the good copies, the inking and the shading / posting just add more time to the situation. The next time I get a free day I promise I'll have the final image of the "opening image" complete and posted - then I'm on to scene one titled "Talking Heads, True Stories."

Please hang in there - I'll post more about the situation in a little while, and once I get a few pages under my belt - I may start to promote the series around to strangers. There's somethin apprehensive about showing it to friends and family - it's like, they might think:

That's nice. This is what you spend your time on? Aren't you embarrassed?

And then, of course, I would be. There's something fragile about sharing something you care about with others. Something you've done as a creative expression because you personally value it. It's totally different when it's entirely your own creation, and not some assignment that an editor's given you. It's all yours, and if people do or don't like it, it reflects exclusively on you.

I always wanted to be a part of a creative writing association or ... the word is coterie. It's like a "Indy night" at the open-mic spot downtown. Where artists come together and share their work, and everyone snaps their hippster fingers. Well, a coterie would be like that, in a way that you can share what you've written and get feedback from people who are interested in the craft. It gives you some support from people who are interested in the same things as you.

Well - this is just a big ramble.

I'll have more Tomb of the Undead for you by early next week. I promise. Sorry this is taking so long.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tomb of the Undead page 3

Nice - the third page is up and done. This wraps up the opening image for the story. It introduces the underlying mythology of the story that's going to be told - and of course introduces two important characters in the mythology of much more than the story, but the entire Christian religion.

It's up to you, but see if you can guess which celebrities I modeled the character of James and Lazarus after. Exclusive bonus points if you recognize the mysterious observer at the end of the scene.

Story is coming along

I'm excited to almost have the opening image (first three pages) of the book done. I've done a very rough draft of the first 8 pages now. It's exciting to have the story coming out so nicely - although the finished pages take a lot more work than the drafted pages. Hell, I could draft 20 pages by the end of the week - but you'd never see them until they were finished.

Too bad this takes so long - but good things require determination, dedication and consistency. It'll be worth it in the end. I'm sure of it!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Tomb of the Undead page 2

Pow - it's taken some time, due to lots of thins on the go at once, the page 2 is inked and shaded and already posted. I hope you like it. Follow along at the official blog, Tomb of the Undead.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Tomb of the Undead begins

The first update for The Tomb of the Undead has been posted. I won't make a major announcement or anything like that until I've got the first full scene done. Then I only plan to make updates to notify people when a scene is posted - although I will post pages as I complete them.

Hope you like it ...

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Opening image

I'm going to leave little subtitles for each of the scenes for Tomb of the Undead, so that being said, the first part, the opening image, is drafted. I finished writing it ages ago - finished drafting the first three pages, and the title page.

This will segue into the first scene of act one - so good stuff. It's coming along very nicely!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Started today

I started drafting the first 1 and 1/3 pages of Tomb of the Undead, and I hope to have a whack more of it done tomorrow - and I'll be quick to get into the good copy of the drafts, then ink and then POW updates on the official site.

It's gonna be a little while before I officially start rolling this out - but ... this is a big step in that direction. I hope by this time next week you'll be able to see the opening image for the story. That's my hope - and I hope you're looking forward to it.

So Exciting!