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Important Things

Q: The most important thing when attempting a project of large scale is ________.
a) having a story worth telling 
b) having a story that works
c) having a good story  
d) having a good story that works and that one feels from their gut is worth telling

Let’s hope the answer is D.  If I don’t make it to the end of this project then I guess I didn’t have much to begin with at all.  

On Your Mark

This whole thing started when I finished the first draft of a story back in 2012.  I pulled out the script a few months ago on a whim.  Surprisingly, it wasn’t as bad as I was expecting it to be.  There were definitely some parts that needed fixing, but overall it seemed to be working.  There was one problem though.  I wrote it imagining a live-action film.  Unfortunately, there’s no way it could be made without heavy CGI and visual effects.  I doubt anyone would be interested in putting up the budget for it either.  What’s funny is that when I first came up with the idea I pictured it as a comic or a book.  The more I thought about it, the more I realized that a comic might be the best way to go.  I’ve been wanting to make one for a long while and now I have the excuse to do it.  So!  Here I am, documenting my progress (or failure) online.  It’s going to be a tonne of work, but I’m up for the challenge.  

If you make people laugh or cry about little black marks on sheets of white paper, what is that but a practical joke?  All the great story lines are great practical jokes that people fall for over and over again.

Kurt Vonnegut