After I had written the ‘Big Dilemma’ post, I decided to do an experiment. I already had four or five pages finished of the illustrated novel, so I wrote out the prologue as a comic script and drew the first few pages to see how they would compare.

While I liked that the comic version was more light-hearted and humorous, I ultimately decided it would be less work to do as an illustrated novel, even if my prose writing is not as good as my comic scripting.

About two weeks ago, I had a huge flash of inspiration for this story, which will make it much more interesting in the long run. That does mean rewriting the beginning, though. I will likely be able to recycle some if not all of the illustrations I’ve done, but it will open differently than what we see here. It will also be a blend of sci-fi and fantasy instead of being strictly a fantasy.