Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Cats and Bags

It's true!

I'm working on the first of two Zita the Spacegirl graphic novels for First Second Books!

This is actually what I've been spending most of my time on here in Gravagna. These days I'm swimming in sketches and thumbnail pages and learning just how challenging writing and drawing a long-form comic can be. I've gone through several drafts of the story so far, tearing down, building up, finding the weakest story elements and either making them shine or destroying them. The process bears an uncanny similarity to sculpting and painting.

Though my "internet life" is kind of sketchy at the moment (connection speeds in the Apennines are slow), I am going to see if I can set up the old Zita the Spacegirl Site to blog my progress.

In the meantime, here's another nice announcement of the project at Good Comics for Kids.

And to top off the comics news, a nice Review of Flight Explorer.