Well it’s about that time again to plug Power Cubed. Where am I at you might ask, as it seems this project has been going on forever. I am just halfway through penciling issue #3 with issue #1 set to come out on September 23rd. If this were an ongoing series, yes I would be in big trouble deadline-wise. However, because it is only a 4 issue mini-series, I am right on schedule…..more or less.
One of the nice things about this project is my ability to go in and make changes to the script at any time. Sometimes you can’t get a great feel for the pace of a scene or combinations of scenes without having time to step back wait a bit and then revisit it. Or in some extreme cases, until you draw it. I have in a number of cases thrown out a page after I have drawn it and in many more cases rewritten portions of issues just before I drew them.
The hope is at the finish line you will have something really good….or at least better than what you started with. Finding the right balance of action and character is always the challenge. We often see stories that lean too far one way or the other (in both film and comics) that leave us unfulfilled (if that’s not too serious of word there). It’s so easy to fall in love with a scene your writing and then go back to it later and wonder why it’s even there in the first place? It doesn’t forward the plot and sometimes might even drag the story to a halt.
it’s just a reminder that every word I write is not sacred and there’s always room for improvement. At least until it infringes on your deadlines.
Here is an action sequence from issue #2 that was not in the original draft of the script. This is part of a 3-page rewrite that I am glad I did.
That’s all for now. Just remember that issue #2 of Power Cubed is in the Diamond Catalog this month for order!