Just got word that I have received a travel grant to promote "The Devil's Concubine" in the US this summer. Thank you, Danish Art Council! The plane ticket is now paid for by Danes' hard-earned tax money. I assure you that any leftover funds will be spent on comics and colored drinks. I can't wait. Looking out on the snowy streets of Copenhagen, San Diego sounds like Heaven right about now...
Perhaps introductions are in order. Here are the two protagonist in "Stiletto".
The smarmy guy to the left is Alphonse Ruiz, his older partner to the right is Maynard. This is just a pin-up I did, trying out some new loose techniques. If the pair seem familiar, it's because they appeared in "The Devil's Concubine".
Making a 120 page graphic novel, you need a set of landmarks or you’ll get lost. I started with dividing the story into three parts. Seemed like an appropriate number. I have now finished the first 40 pages and printed a sample for presentation.
The three acts don’t completely follow the Hollywood standard, although there is a radical change taking place from part 1 into part 2. No, I won’t tell you. Let’s just say that there is a central character that I don’t have to draw anymore. And things have definitely taken a turn for the worse.