Thursday, May 07, 2009

The Ghost Pirate Skeleton Update!

Yes, I'm still working on The Ghost Pirate Skeletons of Three Craters Lake, a The Inquiring Minds adventure. It may not seem like it, but I am in the process of moving, I've got the art for a magazine to finish, including a terrific cover which I shall post here sometime, and I'm still converting the comic strip part of the story into comic book pages. I've discussed this latter part before, at this post, but wanted to give an update with page 2.

First, the originals, here and above...

Nothing wrong with them, but they are too wide to just slide into comic book format, which is one of the ultimate end uses for this project. Since I'm remodeling these to fit the new page size, I may as well go over the writing, and tweek things a bit to remove the 'stops' you get at the end of each strip, and make the story flow better.

Here is the result:

A little better flow, and a bit more artwork. The original storyline will be printed as is in the forthcoming eventually Complete Inquiring Minds, and the comic book version should come out by Fall, if all goes well.

And if the Publisher I submitted this to ever gets back to me, maybe you'll be seeing this in a comic book store by you. :0)

Cheers, JOHN :0)


Brian Hughes said...

Good to see you're keeping yourself occupied John. Good luck with that house sale.

John said...

KEEPING MYSELF OCCUPIED?!?! Do you really think I need to 'keep myself occupied"?! ME?! Are you nuts?

*ahem* Sorry, but selling one's house can be stressful. Like I said, it's like paying someone to take you hostage... and NOT in the good way.

At least my work keeps me slightly sane, when I have time for it. Speaking of which, you liked when I brought the puppets in to shake things up with The Ghost Pirate Skeletons of Three Craters Lake, right?

Well... we're about to shake things up again. And if you thought the PUPPETSs were cute...

JOHN :0)