‘Big City Secrets’ was about action.
‘Perfect World’ is about humor.
The next book will be adventure. I love adventure stories, such as ‘Bone’ and ‘Usagi Yojimbo’ and ‘Far Arden’ but I’ve never really done an adventure story. The closest I came was the 50th issue of the comic series and the Uptown Girl annual that was a parody of ‘The Wizard of Oz’. I didn’t do many adventure stories because I need room to tell the story. An original graphic novel is the perfect way to do that.
But now I am just getting started on this adventure. I’ve been working on it for a while, jotting down notes, sketching, working out the plot, but I’ve recently starting actually drawing the darn thing. I am not far at all, only five and a half pages in, but I’ve been having fun. I’ve done a pretty long outline, and Brian Bastian is writing a second draft of it.
The book will feature a villain from the comic series, similar to how Mr. Roboto was reinvented in ‘Big City Secrets’. I thought I’d post a few sketches from the last few weeks and talk a bit about them.
First up is Spencer the Rover. Spencer will be a key character in the book, but Uptown Girl will never meet him.
And finally a drawing of the major villain in the book. I wanted this drawing to look creepy as that’s the direction I’m aiming for.