First official post at the new site? Should come as no surprise that the first blab is about a new project, yeah? But first!
OVERTHROW, what I like to think of as mine and Justin Jordan’s love letter to NEXT WAVE (stylistically anyway), is looking to be headed to full-on pitch stages pretty soon, so I’ve still got my manties in a bunch waiting on that. He got to be a whore at the NY con about the project, so that’s pretty sweet.
Anyway… not being completely sick of each other just yet, Justin and I are working on a new comic entitled JENNY STRANGE. It’s pretty much my first attempt at doing something ZUDA-worthy; and to be totally honest, the landscape format to the page took quite a bit of getting used to. For those of you who’ve been under a rock this whole time, Zuda is DC’s virtual slush pile. That probably makes it sound dirtier than what it actually is, but suffice it to say it’s a webcomic… monitor-conscious… page browser… thing. (It’s two in the fucking morning, give me a break… and no, I’m obviously not the writer in the tandem) Buncha guys get weblished, buncha other guys vote for who gets to stay online and finish their story. Bam.
I’m pretty excited about JENNY coz I’ve been jonesing for a strictly pulp book for a while now. That and GEN13’s vibe had a pretty huge impact on me as I was getting serious about comics in the 90s (yeah, I know). Little bit of Doc Savage thrown in there as well. Aesthetically speaking, I’ve been pouring over some recent Ultimate Spider-Man stuff and even some BRIT to harness the right vibe I want to wrap my art in for the project, but that coupled with the landscape format is taking a bit of doing. Anyway, that’s all on that for now. I plan to go into gory details about the zuda page orientation and the attendant storytelling mindfucks, but that’s for another post. Till then, keep ’em warm, ladies.