Monday, September 16, 2013

Work in Progress - Sneak Peek

We're finally ready to show off the first few pages of the sure-to-be-a-hit comic book, "Into the Void".

First, though, I thought it might be interesting to give you all a peek behind the scenes at the creation of "Into the Void". There's been a lot more coffee (Venti Decaf Americano, thank you) involved than I would've thought possible. 

In the beginning were Jim's webcomics and character sketches

Then, we fleshed out the characters and universe. You can get a taste of that if you page back thorough the bios on this blog. We wanted to be sure that there was enough history and world-building to sustain a regular series. The fun has really come in the execution. 

I scripted out the entire first issue and passed the whole thing to Jim. It was an extremely complicated scripting software program that I found. Any aspiring writers might want to check it out. The learning curve is steep, but it's worth it. It's called Microsoft Word.

Jim can fill you in on the details of the software he uses (post any questions to the comments section). But, he lays out the script side-by-side with the page and sketches out the action.

So that's how the magic happens.

Later this week, I'll post the completed page, along with several other completed pages from the first issue of "Into the Void".

- Joe

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