I decided early on in this project, that it would take as long as it takes to get the job done. When I started this graphic novel in 1995, I was working full time as a storyboard artist and illustrator, juggling five or six projects simultaneously. I could only devote an hour here or there until it was finished, that was sixteen years ago. Now, I still hold true to my original plan, which is, “it takes as long as it takes.” Any great comic book artist will tell you that it takes devotion to a project to pull off a 32-page comic in a six-week period. I have recently ramped up my work on this novel and now volume one is nearly complete. These drawings are the first page of the graphic novel, starting with storyboard, blue pencil and then into final ink.
Page 1 thumbnail storyboard in pencil
Page 1 blue pencil and first ink
Page 1 final ink