Let’s do this backwards! A countdown. But not the final countdown.
Reason #3 – Industry Truths
If I took the time to write this all out the chances of it actually getting drawn and made into a comic are super slim (publishing with Penguin would be more realistic of a chance). As it is, lots of places expect the team (writer, artist, and letterer) assembled before hand. Very few places take just scripts these days. There are more comic writers than there are comic artists. I’m not an artist.*
Reason #2 – I don’t draw fast
*-I’m not an artist. However, I do draw for fun. Meaning, I’ve been too busy and I’m super rusty.**
Even at the height of my drawing times, like when I drew that raccoon lady, I was slow. She took me five days! So, imagine me trying to draw a page of comics. A beautiful, what UNMASKING deserves page would probably be seven to ten days each. I’d be done years from now!
**-I’m rusty. Even my chibi drawing has suffered. Le sigh…
I could cut corners (the above). Now, that took me two writing sessions. I’d say for the amount of text that picture covers we’re talking double the production time. Even when you count edits, revisions, re-reads, and not just pounding on the keys, my story gets done faster being a book and not a comic.
So, why isn’t UNMASKING: LEMON’S THESIS a comic?
Short answer: Because I wanted to make sure it got in people’s hands, being the best it could be, as fast as can be.
UNMASKING #2 will be out Fall/Winter of 2016
Get #1 today!
Before I go, I want to share some good news and some bad news. I know you’re supposed to end with the good news, but I’m starting with that.
Good News: On March 2nd I did a Guest Post over on the awesome blog of Caren Rich. I break down some of my character choices when it came to creating Lemon “Em” Law.
Bad News: On February 28, 2016, my dwarf hamster, Gotham, passed away. He live for almost two months, spoiled as I could manage. I hope he was happy, because he made me very happy.