Time for another quick update on the book and other things, including a kickstarter for another project I’m contributing to.
Things are moving along well on THE CABINET. I’m working my way through chapter 3 and Christian Sager is finishing up the dialog and refining chapter 4. In fact he probably has that about wrapped up now. That will leave only chapter 5!
Working on this book continues to be a great experience. For example, I just finished up the first 2 page spread in THE CABINET. If you follow any of my social networking type things, I’m sure you’ve noticed.
In the script Christian had a very deliberate thing he wanted to do for the pacing of a section of pages that make up our main group of characters traveling to the arctic. We had 2 pages laid out as 9 panels each in a grid like format. When I came to it I suggested making it into a two page spread and adding a large panel in the center. You know, because I wanted to make it way more complicated for me to do.
So we spent a day going back and forth with the layout and making sure the flow worked and that the dialog would fit, etc. We finally agreed that we could make it work and I went to it. It took both of us being open and a little creative to get it to work but we’re glad we did. Here is a peek at it (sorry if this is like the hundredth time you’ve seen it, I’m adding something new to look at in a sec!)…
There have been a couple other pages that I’ve become a bit more comfortable about making big suggestions on recently too. I’m just finding that comfort zone and a big part of that is collaborating with someone who is totally open to it. So, yeah, I like working with Christian.
In other news…
The kickstarter for the SEVEN STONES Anthology went live in the wee hours of this past Saturday morning (and is off to a great start!). SEVEN STONES is a project based in the Wrecked Earth world created by C.E.L. Welsh. Some of you may know it from his novel CLUTCH. (Which at the very least a few of you may recognize the cover because I did the colors for it)
It’s a pretty exciting project that involves 7 different writers and 7 different artists. There is the novel and then the Graphic novel version. I’m stoked to get to work With Chris again on a story form the character Clutch’s past. There are a lot of amazing people working on this project and the rewards are already pretty great and only going to get better.
We would love for you to consider supporting us with your hard earned moola but, would love it just as much if you helped us spread the word! SEVEN STONES KICKSTARTER
Also, if you are a blogger, interviewer, baker or anchor woman/man and would like to interview any of us about the project, shoot me an email at allmattersgreyATgmailDOTcom.
On a final note, Christian Sager and I will be at SPX in Maryland in September! Make sure you come out and say Hey!
Also, there is new stuff in my SHOP since the last post, so check that out too!
As always, Thanks for reading and I’ll sees yous next times!