I started 2006 in a superhero mood, excited to usher three submission projects, Twilight Precinct, Old School, and The Matriarch to completion.
Old School came together very quickly, and has been in the submission piles at Image for a few months (which I hope means they're seriously considering publishing it!). Couldn't be happier with how this one turned out.
The Matriarch is coming along nicely as well. As of this moment seven of the ten pages have been inked, and we'll be moving on to the coloring and lettering stages soon.
Twilight Precinct, on the other hand, has stalled badly. I'll have to decide how to proceed with this one soon. It's really unfortunate that the things that have happened with this one have happened.
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Anyway, superheroes are so first quarter 2006! These days I've been finding my interests going back to fantasy material, and all ages material in general.
On the fantasy side, I'm developing a new project with Elf-Help artist Martin Morazzo called The Pure Lands. This one is still in the early stages, but we should have something more solid soon. Martin's character designs for this one are outstanding.
The Erehwyna Destiny is finally getting back on track after being placed on the back-burner for far too long, thanks mostly to the enthusiasm of new inker Joe Pruitt. (This one is all ages and fantasy).
As for the all ages stuff, it's mostly just a spate of ideas, none of which are fully formed enough to talk about just yet. I'll revisit this post in a month, and it will be interesting to see which of these new ideas make it to the next stage.
And that's how second quarter 2006 is shaping up for me. How are you doing?