Friday, February 03, 2006

The Young Gods welcomes new writer!

The reworking of The Young Gods #1 kicked up a gear yesterday as I recruited Derek Hartley to take over the script writing duties for the series.

I think it's only fair that I acknowledge my own weaknesses, and "the words" are definitely not my strongest point when it comes to comic book creation. I'll still be handling the plotting of the series, the first six issues are fairly well plotted out already, but I'm sure that derek will ultimately have a fair amount of input where the plot is concerned too.

I think working with someone else will be both good for me and good for the project. For one thing it will give me more of an incentive to actually get the pages done.

We'll both be attending the Bristol Comic Expo in May and are aiming to have the first issue complete by then so we can pitch it to any publishers that are in attendance.

If anyone else is interested in getting involved in The Young Gods, I'm open to any and all offers. I'd particularly like to find a colorist and a letterer and I'll consider any offers from pencillers.

For now, however, I'd just like to welcome Derek on board and hope that we can raise the quality of the book to the point where it's picked up by a publisher.

I'll continue to post regular updates on our progress here.

1 comment:

Derek Hartley said...

That would be me. Current progress is me reading the existing scripts, plots and character bios and going 'oooh, this'll be great, can't wait till it's out....oh crap, I'm writing it'. Or something of the sort. Oh, and writing a new script is probably easier than rewriting an existing one. Bear with me.