Sunday, March 16, 2008

Done and dusted

Three dummy copies of Septic Isle will be winging their way to Diamond's Warrington headquarters later today. Getting everything right with the book took rather longer than I had anticipated and I was still tweaking tiny bits of the script and lettering as late as Friday.

As things stand, though, I'm very pleased with how it's all turned out. It's the strongest script I've written to date and Mick Trimble's art is spot on. In fact, I hadn't really appreciated just how good Mick's work on the book was until I came to letter it. He really has done a first class job - perfectly capturing SI's somewhat bleak, nihilistic tone. There's a nasty fight scene at the end that he just absolutely nails - it's bloody and brutal and exactly what a fight to the death would look like.

The plan now is to do a limited edition print run of 100 to sell at Bristol and a second print run for comic stores if the book is picked up by Diamond.

With SI out the way for the time being, I can crack on with those movie outlines I mentioned a couple of weeks ago and the script for Kurse, a project that has been having to sit on the back burner for the last month or so...

3 comments:

Mick said...

Thanks for the flattery, Andy! I must confess though, that I have an advantage in that I grew up and live in Birmingham, so I had plenty of reference and memories of nasty brutal fights to the death! Just go into Erdington on any Sunday afternoon.

jamie said...

'if the book is picked up by diamond...'?
you're joking,right?
if...?
this will be your biggest seller.

Andy Winter said...

Septic's the best thing I've been involved with but it's also the least commercial book I've been involved with. No superheroes, no vampires, just a bleak and brutal little story about neo-Nazi madmen forcing Muslims to blow themselves up. It wouldn't be a total shock if Diamomd passed on it...