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My June Comic Script is Complete

I am now done with my June comic!  Hooray!  It is nine issues, and after rearranging some scenes and revising a little bit, it is more or less fairly maybe pretty darn decent.  And good.  Some of the issues took five drafts and some took four, and it only took a week to go back through the whole thing and add the finishing touches.

            It’s fun to think about how much it’s changed since the almost two years ago when I first started it.  When I first began, I had two ideas that inspired me.  One was a dream I had about two people and a strange man in a city and the thought that maybe if I wrote a silly book about all my weird dreams, someone might get a kick out of reading it.  Then, it turned into this story about a young woman named June with strange powers she can’t control.  She hates them, and then she meets a man called the Philosopher who says he can help her if she can help him save a world that’s lost.  She thinks about it and agrees, and one thing leads to another, and she ends up in some strange world that is being attacked by someone who can make their dreams real.

            When I first started writing the story, June’s adventure included her brother traveling with her, but he ended up being too boring and pointless.  So now she travels alone, and there are more twists in the story.  She meets people along the way, fights dreams, and makes decisions that affect the world for better or worse.  The story is much different now than when I first started, but I think it’s much better.

            I may not be getting back to it for a while, though.  I am first going to do my Artist comic, which is easier and shorter.  Then, I’ll finally get to this one.  By then, I should actually have names for the characters and better designs.

The Duck is Four and Fives Times Drafty

My Artist Comic Script is Complete

I am done with the script of my Artist comic!  It took three drafts.  The last draft only took about a week.  I’m going to work more on my June comic before I start the drawing, and in the meantime, I must work on designing a few things.  I pretty much know what the two main characters look like, but I have designed little else.  I also need names for the characters.  I’ve been calling them MG (for main girl) and B (for bird) all this time.  I think I may name MG Margo, but I still can’t think of a name for the bird.

            Anyway, the comic is five issues, and it has a fairly simple plot, which made it easy to write.  It is about Margo (age 15, I think) and a Muse (a colorful bird) that set out on a quest to bring the color back to their black and white world.  I really like the two main characters.  Margo is sweet and naive, and her bird companion is a bit cheeky.  He was a lot of fun to write dialogue for, and I think the characters complement each other nicely.

            It’s exciting to finally be completing one of my biggest projects ever.  Well, part 1, at least.  The drawing may take quite some time, but I plan on getting it done, even if it takes a while.  I don’t know if I’ll try to publish it in the end or just put it on the blog or what.  I guess I should find out within the next twenty years.  But, hopefully a lot sooner.

The Duck That’s Thrice Drafty, Squared

Draft 3 of My June Comic is Done

Behold, the duck is done with draft 3 of my June comic.  It took one month.  The script originally started as separate issues in draft 1, then, somehow turned into this horrible mutated mess where I couldn’t tell one issue from another in draft 2.  And it was no longer chronological!  So for draft 3, I first got lots of little pieces of paper and put a scene title on each one.  Then, I moved them around until they were in the order I wanted.  Kind of weird, but I think it’s helpful to do it that way.  Then, I broke it back up into 9 issues and started rewriting it all and adding in scenes that really needed to be there.  I had the most trouble with issues 4 and 6-9, but I worked extra hard on them and made them much better.  Now the whole story is pretty much there.

            Now my script is nearly done.  Some issues are pretty much done and some need extra help, but overall, I’m close.  Issue 4 is kind of weird, though.  I could almost cut it out, but there’s just enough good stuff that I need to keep it.  And issue 8 is a bit of a mess, and issue 9 is too short.  Hmm.  Maybe I can squish it into 8 issues.  But, I’ll save that for draft 4.  I’m tired of this comic right now.  I hope to be done by the end of draft 4 or 5.

The Duck That’s Thrice Drafty

Evolution of an Idea

I never thought I’d want to do comics.  I did a few issues about 4 or 5 years ago, about these mongooses, but it was boring and my ideas weren’t great.  More recently, I did a few small comic strips, mostly about video games, and at first they were really annoying to make, all those little pictures to draw, but then they started to get easier.

            Then, I went to a couple of comic conventions and saw all the comic artists there showing off their stuff, and I realized, I want to do that.  Most jobs are just private things.  You do your work in the office or store or whatever, and no one sees what you do outside of that, or cares to.  But, it seems comic artists can show off their work.  It’s not meant to stay confined to where they work.  And I want my art to be seen and my stories, as well.  I want people to want to meet me, to see who it was that made a certain thing.  So I started trying to think of an idea for a comic.

            At first, I was at a loss.  Maybe something silly, about…I don’t know…an evil breakfast item?  No.  And then one day I was wondering if there was anyone out there who would want to read about my dreams.  I know, it sounds a little arrogant, but I’ve been writing them down for the last several years.  They are actually quite fun to read, some downright hilarious.  And then it came to me, I’ll use my dreams to build a comic book story!

            So I got to thinking of what I could do, reading through and organizing my dreams into categories for later use.  Character ideas, storylines, locations, creatures, random.  But, one night, I dreamt of a blue city and a man stalking two people that, when I woke up, somehow started twisting itself into my current idea.

            Yes, it draws its inspiration from my dreams and also original characters from the past, but it’s no longer just a silly series of ridiculous adventures.  I’ve added more seriousness to it, but the humor isn’t gone.  There’s also some philosophical stuff, but not in a boring way.  I hope there will be surprises and that people will want to keep reading so they can follow the mysteries as they unravel.

            What still remains of my dreams are many of the locations, some scenarios, and also one character and one character’s name.  The rest consists of original ideas from me, either completely new or from things I’ve done before.

            So far, I’ve designed several characters, but many need work.  The settings are in my head, but most aren’t on paper yet.  I’ve also written the first two issues and started the third so far.  I hope people will be interested in it.  Genre-wise, it’s more sci-fi, I suppose, but not with aliens and space travel or any of that, so it has a bit of fantasy, too, but more high-tech than my novel.

 The Ducky of Indeed