I'm finally caught up with all these commissions I had to do. You know, the things that pay for a house, 3 cars, 4 pets, 2 kids in college, an occasional pizza, a pack of root beer, and if I'm lucky, possibly even some art supplies. So I'm finally back on the next mega-volume writing, drawing, inking, and lettering Thuneworld.
As many of you know, Baron and I have taken to our own separate versions and I, the humble Dude, am writing, penciling, lettering AND inking these mind blowing stories.
If you have not yet picked up a copy of THE COMING OF GOURMANDO, you'll find an amazing story in an edition that is oversize in both page count and size.
I am now working on BATTLE FOR THUNEWORLD. This massive 100-page story will take me approximately 6 months to write, pencil, letter and ink. We hope to send it off in 10-20 page segments to the colorist.
As I work through the dialog, I'm learning that writing is 2 things:
1. Describing the scenes clearly. People
2. Using the best words to describe something.
"A redacted outpost." "Hugely credentialed." "That's a 'sub-optimal' plan, buddy." "Preassualt indicators." "Seismic Ballbuster." "Flash tan." "Entrepreneurial judo."
Making the lines fun and memorable: ( I only write the lines people remember...and love to recite! )
"You're part Vulcanian aren't you? A pretty face won't affect him...unless he
wants it to."
McCoy: "Your victory won't bring back the dead, Jim!"
Kirk: "No, but it might make them rest easier."
Into the light and onto the future...