It starts one day when a web publisher asks you for samples showcasing various styles of work, for some art page on their web portal. The deadline being pretty short, you create a few illustrations that could be postcards, cartoons, paintings. One style is missing: we need a comic book page. Since you don’t want to use any of the current work — most of them not finished anyway — we come up with a short action sequence from a sci-fi story inspired by numerous European graphic novels: “Journey of the Volunteer“.
Normally it would have stopped there, but then the concept start working its way in the back of your mind for years after that. Every time, a new idea comes to the surface, and there it goes in the notebook.
Later, when the notebook is replaced by the PDA and then the smartphone, the little story had grown to epic proportions. Now, titled “Noah: Journey of the Volunteer”, it could reach 360 pages, published in half pages online, but still designed for the standard comic book format.
The complete story is still a work in progress. It will probably grow even bigger by the time we reach the end. But the beginning of the script will reach a polished stage when the first pencil lines meet the (digital) page.
Expect Noah to start his journey here in August.
And more sneak peeks to come your way.