Thursday, July 5th, 2018
…or a dusty old attic room…
…or a treasure chest that hasn’t been opened in a very long time.
Yeah, I like that one. Treasure. Because we do treasure this project, and we treasure all of you who have popped in to see what’s up, only to be met with no new updates, silence, left wondering.
First of all, thank you for coming to visit. There’s really no time to dwell on the things that have kept us from spending time in this online space, because those things are varied and it’s been long enough that maybe that’s a whole other project for us to take on some time. Not in this post anyway. How things can get in the way of art if, and when, you let them… I imagine every artist could do their own unique version of that story for a true kaleidoscope of lessons learned, stress managed (or not, in some cases) and of a love that always brings you back to the treasure chest.
We have made some decisions about how we want this project to unfold from here on in, and the website is where you’ll want to be to see it. I’ll write more about this is some more detail another time, but we have decided to stop working to Expo/Con deadlines, and we’ve decided to stop printing single issues. For the time being, that is what feels right to us – it allows more control of our own timelines, which will let us focus on quality and experimentation, which is important to both of us as creators. It frees me up as a writer to really let the story expand the way I want it to, without feeling constrained by page limits and prices per issue to produce. I do like to challenge my storytelling skills and for other projects, sure, I’m happy to create within parameters, but this story is different. I want this story to have room to breathe and grow, I want to give myself the opportunity to play and learn as I write, to really stretch my skills and hone new ones, and I want to give Nate the opportunity to take his visuals and design to new levels too.
That said, Chapter 3 is literally on the drawing board, and I have presented Nate with 31 pages of story. He may come back to me with suggestions that will change that length, and that’s brilliant, we’ll keep you up to date on the progress, our processes, and watch for new pages very soon.
For now, I’ll leave you with a small hint at things to come. Chapter 3 is called “Of Whispers and Dreams.”
Hi. We missed you.
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