I'VE spent the last few weeks working on a proposal for a mini-series/graphic novel that I hope to show to comics companies later in the year. I'm hoping to get together with an artist, who will also be my co-creator, to make the proposal as strong as it possibly can be with fully illustrated sample pages. I haven't got anyone lined up for this yet but hope to have someone in place by the end of the month.
The proposal I've been working on is called Isle Of Zeke and has, I think, a pretty strong premise (and therefore one I won't be divulging at this early stage). I decided that before I wrote up the story as a proposal to show editors and publishers, I'd actually fully script at least the first couple of chapters/issues to get a proper feel for the characters and to see if the ideas and aspects of the plot actually worked. As it turns out, I'm enjoying the writing so much that I might end up banging out the whole thing as a challenge to myself; to see how well I can actually write a 120-page script that has to satisfy as both a serial and as a complete story.
I'm sure I shall talk a lot more about Zeke in the coming weeks - as well as my other half-dozen proposal ideas.
* I'M very keen on getting some original short stories up on the Moonface website, so if there are any artists reading this who might be interested in illustrating one of my four-ten page scripts, please email samples of your sequential work to me at: email@example.com
* BRITFORCE #1 got a nice review on the Waiting For The Trade podcast (episode 50, Wednesday June 3). Dave and Ang - your genial WFTT hosts - start talking about the book around five minutes in and give their mostly positive views a lengthy airing. You can download the podcast from here: http://wftt.libsyn.com/