First off, thanks to everyone for your kind words. I still have some comments to catch up with, but I’m trying to reply to everyone, and I will get to those sooner rather than later.
So I’ve been thinking about OPB and what to do, and the short story is that I think I can’t go on and am going to have to end it.
Let’s talk about that.
Honestly, I like it, and I hope you like it, too. I think it’s a good story. I just can’t draw 200 more pages of it.
So the story’s complete, which is what I’ve been telling you guys for a while, I think, and I want to give that story to you in some way, shape or form. That way, you can have closure, and I can have the satisfaction of having completed this story.
What I’m wondering about is how to do it. What do I have? I have the equivalent of rough scripts, mostly dialogue as they’re written for me to draw off, which means – well, here, I’ll show you a page from this issue:
D: We’re just friends.
D: He’s like my mentor in the world of crazy crap. I’m Harry Potter, and he’s, um, Gandalf.
M: *unimpressed face* Frodo. You would be Frodo.
D: …Did Frodo ever want to touch Gandalf’s wiener?
D: I’m sorry, that’s an unfair question. Who wouldn’t want to touch Gandalf’s wiener.
M: Why do you try to ruin the things I love?
D: I note you say tried.
M: *looks away with a small smile* Yes, yes I did. Elen síla lumenn’ omentielvo. <3
That is kind of hard to read. I’m not going to turn it into a novel, because that’d be a lot of work and not the same thing at all, but I’m thinking of either two things:
1. Keep the scripts as is and post one page at a time along with a really roughly sketched thumbnail page so you can tell what each panel was supposed to look like.
2. Polish them up into actual scripts and post them (either as one page or as a complete document) so you can read through them and have a better idea of what was supposed to be going on where.
So what do you think? Talk to me. Would you prefer one over the other?