So NY Comic Con is over, and I’m back to normal life again. Work starts up again on Tuesday, and in the mean time I’ve been kicking back and doing some writing. You’ll all be happy to hear that the reception our upcoming comic, Ode, has been really positive, and lots of people have already seen some of the art for it online (including Brian Lee O’Malley, which is amazing!).
But you’re not here for Ode, despite my writing it. You’re here for H&tW, and I don’t want to disappoint you!
I’ve been sneaking notes on the reboot as I’ve been writing Ode (both share some pretty heavy concepts that I’ve yet to introduce, mainly the Fade, which is a name I’ve decided to call the world between worlds in which the Library exists), and I have to say, I believe I have a final layout for the story of the first book of H&tW.
Most of the elements are exactly the same, with, as I’ve said, a few small changes that will end up majorly impacting the story. But don’t fear, it has everything the original had and more: Magic, adventure, the Library, time travel, dream travel, gypsies, the city of Khem, other worlds, and more. And have no fear, Divi continues to be a major part of the story, as is her ties with both Oliver and Abigail. I’m super excited to start writing, and I hope you are too!
Now all I need to do is decide how to tell the story!
Hey everyone! Sorry about the radio silence, I’ve started a new job as a guide in central park, and it has been a bit crazy (in a good way! ) I have had a lot of time to think about H&tw, and have a ton laid out. That being said, i’ve run into a bit of a block, and am working through it. In the meantime i’ve been working a bunch on Ode with Annie, as well as a new story for fun. Look for more soon!
The process I will be doing to begin this reboot is as follows.
Step one: Write a new story arc. This is almost complete.
Step two: Illustrate a new story arc. Less complete, but on its way.
Step three: Begin reworking the original story to fit the changes I’ve decided it needs to work. There is basically only a few changes, but it’s enough to have to rework a bit of the opening. We’re going to do that thing you see in a lot of animes where we dive right in, and the origin story follows a few chapters later. In this case, the origin is the story that you know so far, only slightly different. As I’ve said before, I trust you guys to forget what you know, and enjoy the ride!
Step four: Find a place on the site for all of the older pages to be posted in order, but off the main page. I want them to be easily accessible to you guys. I may be changing things to how I think they should be, but I’m not the kind of author that then pretends the other never existed. I know you guys are attached to the early pages, and I’ll always keep them available for you guys! Just don’t get confused! haha
Thanks for being so cool! More on this later, everyone.
Alright guys, we are back online, and I’ve been working on some stuff I should be able to put up this weekend! I’m currently at my last day of work (at this cafe that is)! I cant wait for us to start back up again. More on this tonight!
Hey everyone. I apologize that the site is still not working, we are having some heavy technical issues. Annie and I might cave and just hire someone to fix it. I don’t have any major updates at the moment, but I’m still considering it. That being said, we have to talk.
You guys have been majorly supportive of me in all of my endeavors, a guy couldn’t ask for better readers! I know our fanbase is small, but those of you who are here are dedicated and totally awesome. I don’t normally like changing stories once I write them, in fact as you know when I started this comic, it was an exercise in NOT doing that, but I am completely in love with these characters, and I need to do them justice. We’ve had this talk before. Anyway, I know you will all be super supportive when I reboot the story, I just only ask that you suspend your disbelief and basically forget the details you think you know. I really am only changing like a couple of things to make what I have planned work, but to do so will require a different beginning, and I need to guys to start reading fresh. I know you wont have a problem as long as I’m posting SOMETHING, right?
When the story does go back live, it will feature my art, and it will be done using Annie’s cintiq, which gives an entire new edge to my style. It actually makes me feel like I am not the worst ever, so I’m down at giving it a shot. Here’s an example of what might be a new cover! Let me know what you guys think!
(Don’t let it be said I never listen to what you guys say, either. You’ll notice Abby appears physically unchanged, despite her lack of pony tail!)