I pray all is well. After many months, I’ve finally completed drafts for each of my Lightweightz’ four-page intro stories. There are eight Lightweightz total, which means I’ve scripted a whopping 32 pages, lol! In terms of panels, that makes…just kidding!
Although they are just drafts, and even once they are “complete” I still have a long way to go, it feels like I’ve achieved a mini-milestone as far as creating my first comic goes. In terms of the order, I pretty much followed the results of the voting last year. So I completed the scripts in the following order:
So the only change was that I decided to script Gabriel’s intro before Emi’s.
While I enjoyed working on all of them, there were a few that stood out. I have to say that I may have enjoyed working on Ayden, Gabriel, and Emi’s the most. But I think this has more to do with the fact they came later, and by the time I got to them, I had noticed that I’ve been improving in my scripting and how I thought about telling their stories (at least by my modest standards, lol). I also found it interesting that Ayden and Emi’s were particularly hard, in that there were times where I ran into some rough patches story-wise, and was unsure of how to proceed. But in both instances once I broke through that patch, I was really pleased with the end result (at least as far as drafts are concerned).
Lastly, what I probably enjoyed the most while scripting these intros, are the issues/themes/threads that I’ve begun to establish with each story, that I plan on building upon once I beginning scripting the mini-series. Each character has become a little more real to me as a result, and I’m looking forward to seeing who they become and how they develop.
So since these drafts are complete, I can focus more on getting more completed pages drawn, which I’m super-excited about! Until the next update, take care, have a great weekend, and continue to pray for those who lost friends, family, and loved ones on 9-11, in the events following, and even to this day due to war and violence.
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