13th April 2007
Today's blurb comes from Jo The Letterer again.
The last time I did this the comic was on page 5. We'd met Sarah and Gary, and apart from a mysteriously sudden case of Stargardt blindness and an introduction with demons and a curse, the comic hadn't quite developed into its supernatural promise.
Ten pages later and a great deal has happened. We now know that although Sarah is blind there are some things she can see, and sometimes what she sees is not the same as we would see in her shoes. We've met Iain Mach, who is an ordinary human… more or less. Together, Iain and Sarah are on a quest of sorts to find out more.
As Lynn pointed out last week, Issue #1 is now half way through, so this page is an introduction again, this time to the second part of the comic. Lynn presented me with this page, and it's a lovely page, with the photographs taking the viewer on a journey from the ordinary to something other. She also gave me the wonderfully descriptive and quietly witty text. It took a great deal of experimentation to meld the two in such a way that the text as well as the pictures flowed easily. Further, the voice of the omnipotent narrator hasn't really been heard before, so the whole style of the text was new. On the whole, I'm very happy with the result.
Given that Lynn has delegated this blurb to me, I am also privileged to introduce a whole new character. He runs the Maze, which, as you suspect, is probably more than it appears…
Until next time, be safe,
(Edit: 9th June 2007 - This is the first page with the narrator, the old page one didn't really have a narrator. It's now in the gallery if you want to have a look.)