Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Focus in my art has always been a problem with me. I hop from one project to another and seldom finish anything. I admire artists that set deadlines and meet those deadlines.
Taking time off from blogging I was going to work on my novel but being the care taker of my 80 year old parents made writing a complex story too difficult at this time in my life. I thought about all my unfinished projects and tried to decide which direction to go with my art or writing.
Finally I made the decision simple for myself. I made my oldest unfinished project my focus.
When I was a teenager I loved Science Fiction and Comedy. For years I wanted to make a movie combining these two loves. Never having enough money to make a full length movie I decided to take the designs and create a graphic novel. Using collage art as a starting point I've worked on this concept off and on for years.
I'm near finishing the alien interview part of the story. The above alien art is my latest splash page from the graphic novel. I'm hoping to finish the first chapter soon "Raygun Wedding" so I can start pitching the project to publishers.
Sometime in May I'll post a photo of me with the first 200 pages. I just need to stay focused.