Graphic Novel

Long Time No See

 

 

Sorry guys.

It’s been a long time (quite a long time) since my last post. I started focusing on completing Sacco and so the posts became scarce.  I’ve heard the saying “your first graphic novel is used to sell/publish your second graphic novel.” I do know cases where that is true (and not true)- so, yeah, here it is.

I sent samples to publishers and got a decent amount of responses, but all passes. Sacco is not a light story, so it’s understandable that it won’t fit with certain publishers’ image of what they produce.

I am working on Graphic novel number 2: Chewy Noh. This would be considered a YA graphic novel (young adult), and I will have a greater chance of being published than a book about young adults getting killed.

 

Snow, Snow, Snow

Every few days it dumps snow all over New York and it seems never ending. The snow is okay.  The part I hate are the pedestrians.  They turn into idiots when that sidewalk gets slick.  Plus their cellphones are still glued to their eyes.  Personal safety, schmersonal safety.

 

I’m still tinkering with elements of this site.  I am having trouble making images larger so I haven’t posted any more pages for Sacco.  But soon……

 

I’m currently  re-drawing certain pages from chapter one and two.  I’d like to focus strictly on the next chapter but when asked to see what I have done I don’t want to show pages I know I will edit.

 

I finally received the 30 page sampler to send to publishers.  Here’s a few pics I took.

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End of Year edits

Sorry I haven’t posted in a while.  I’ve been busy with the holidays and processing edits on the first 20 pages.  Getting ready to start chapter 4 after the New Year.

P 190- meet up with aspiring comic book creators

I decided to go to a meeting for aspiring comic book creators in NYC.  I agreed to it and then forced myself not to think about it.  Meeting new people is difficult.  Throw in the fact you’re opening up about something close to you, something you’ve placed a lot of work into and it can be a bit nerve-racking.  If I pulled anything away from my art school critique experiences its that  the usual annoying personalities will be there-but hoped a few good eggs show up too.

 

I was not disappointed to see both groups well represented.

 

One guy, a screenwriter and not an artist, (maybe he misread the description of the group) was putting together “high concept” storylines (his words) that would instantly sell.  He just needed to find financing for the projects.   For example basketball players abducted by aliens to fight an intergalactic war- totally high concept right (not sure what that phrase means)?  After looking at my work he attempted to recruit me to draw storyboards and when I told him my graphic novel (not a screenplay) involved a school shooting he informed me it wasn’t high concept enough.  Hollywood would never pick it up.  I wanted to ask him if I needed more aliens (I’ve drawn several basketball players in “Sacco” already- so I had that base covered).

 

I also met two guys that were in the beginning stages of their graphic novels.  One was a writer and had a friend who was handling the artwork.  The story-line was dark and the art matched it perfectly.  The other person didn’t bring any material but could articulate his plot with great clarity and made his idea sound intriguing and not a simple one line blurb.

 

The screenwriter panned their ideas as low concept also.