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Collaborate.

This week I met up with Nick and we collaborated on our next story that just went from 8 to 12 pages.

The reason that happened is that Nick got some very useful feedback from his art group. At first, I was resistant. I was kind of like:” Who the hell do you people think you are? You don’t know shit!”.

Then I took a deep breath and realized this was an OPPORTUNITY. Perhaps it is because I read Steven Pressfield’s The War of Art since then…regardless I re-worked the script and it is even better than before so, yeah. That’s awesome.

It’s hard to take criticism especially if it is deserving. It seems to me that the trick is to not take your work too seriously. It is just a Comicbook after all. And if you are a true collaborator, you know that other people’s critic and feedback on your work is only going to enrich it. So don’t be a pussy about it.

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That’s my sock.

 

Collaborating with an artist is real easy when you’re a writer. You just gotta be kind of a dick. I go through the script with Nick, show him the layouts I have in mind and because he is WAY too nice, he considers them and creates roughs in the moment. I sit there and watch him slave. It’s pretty cool. Seriously though, I do love watching Nick do his thing and bounce ideas back and forth with him. It’s rewarding. I am also glad we get along well enough that we can be real honest about the work.

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Moonian Update.

Update on Loony the Moonian:

Alright folks, our deadline for the 12 pages comic Nick and I are putting together for 8th Wonder Press is approaching. On March 31st, we will be finished and by we, let’s be honest, I mean Nick. After all, that’s pretty much it for me already. I wrote the pitch, I turned in the script and now…well.. now I guess I just have to wait.

Thank God I work with Nick.

He actually called me the other day, just to check in. He told me where he was at and that when he is done we can meet up and look at the pages together. I mean how nice is that? Perhaps it is due to the fact that this project is our true first collaboration, that he helped me and watched me as I painfully birthed our pitch? Or maybe it is simply because we are getting printed in an Anthology and we both want to make sure we don’t fuck it up? Or maybe we just keep each other in check because we’re good like that. We can give each other notes directly without drama because we respect each other and that is a REAL boon.

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Either way, I cannot wait to see the finished product. I am excited. I am impatient. I am nervous. What if we fuck it up? What if people don’t like the story? What if we miss the deadline and miss our chance at being published???

And then I take a deep breath…

We got this. That’s what I keep telling myself ever since we started this, a kind of arrogant confidence leading into self prophecy.

We got this and it’s gonna be awesome because we are awesome.

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