I've been at the process of creating this book for a good few months now and was inspired by reading the blog Project Waldo. Nate Simpson's blog is dedicated to his process of creating a comic book. I was so delighted to read his posts and glean incite into his journey that I felt compelled to do something of a similar nature here. I hope that my process can be as inspirational and interesting to some of you out there as his has been to me.
Really this process was birthed quite a while back when I was sitting in my basement office working on something visual; graphic design or something. I was listening to a sermon by a preacher in California from Mosaic Church, Erwin McManus. He was preaching on dreams. No, not like riding a golden dolphin in the sky (which my daughter told me she dreamt about), but aspirations, goals, desires. He asked a few questions in his sermon that got me thinking.
- Why are you doing what you're doing?
- How could you do more of what you love and less of what you tolerate?
- What life changes or choices would create the most good from you're life?
- Have you allowed God to give you life as a gift to you?
I'll get to posting some of the visuals of my story here soon. I've got a few roughs and early character concept sketches and drawings that I'll scan and post. I've come to a solid direction for the artwork and have a really clear concept and layout for the book as a whole. Well, the interior that is. I've finished a script and rough page layout which may evolve as the process deepens.
I've yet to do a great deal of research into the process of publishing a book and the question of whether to self publish or find a publisher. I personally would like it if I could find a publisher who would like to take the book on... I think it would be less of a headache in the long run. However as you can probably tell... I have no idea what I'm talking about when it comes to publishing. I am more than open to people posting advice and comments on this blog. Please, please, please feel free to comment on the posts you see here. I always find that constructive criticism improves the end result of a piece, and I hope in some small way that my journey can become your journey too.
Well. Thanks for tuning in. Here we go!