Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Bigger Bang

So The Big Bang Issue One is complete and will be ready to pick up from the printers on Thursday afternoon. This has easily been the most labour-intensive comic I've worked on, purely because I aimed to do more than before and in less time than before. I read through everything I had after it was finished, and the feel is completely different to most of my other titles - by which I don't mean it was some other-worldly magical experience, just very different. The fact that myself and the illustrious Mr. Alexi Conman planned 3 issues before I had set pen to paper means this first issue actually feels like a first issue - it's a beginning as opposed to a "see how many ideas I can cram into 16 pages" kind of affair.

Most of my time between now and its launch will be spent doing all other manner of preparation for Thought Bubble, and after Thought Bubble I intend to start work on Issue Two and also on making a record with my band Sleepwalk. We're not a 50's Rock'n'Roll band, but as the war continues to rage in my mind as to which televised version of Johnny B Goode by Chuck Berry kicks more ass, I'm certainly considering crossing the genre boundary. If it wasn't for stupid Keith Richards and the god damn Allman Brothers butting in on the second one I'd probably go with that, but the other has crazy beehive-sporting hipster girls doing the twist.

Answers on a postcard.


Andy said...

I had faith that you could finish it, mate.

But if it's even an inch short of the greatness I hope it is, then there'll be trouble...