A post to demonstrate that (a) I’m alive, and (b) working on Quarter-Life Crisis as hard as I can.
So, some images from new sections of Quarter-Life Crisis. A couple pages from a flashback scene, both in original thumbnail (and crudely scripted form) and in penciled form. Then thumbnail sketches and final pencils of a scene of our protagonists staking out a Shoppers Drug Mart in the pouring rain.(I’ve actually been working a lot on getting a new website up and ready before TCAF.)
Unfortunately, as I get close to finishing pencils on the entire first book, I realize I need to add a couple scenes. Namely, one between the characters of Harper and Sonja … one that involves the robot 1895s. (Otherwise, they only make one appearance in the first book.)
I also want to add a scene hinting at the sinister projects going on at the Rogers Centre, but haven’t thought of a good way to do that and maintain the book’s perspective. The book is entirely from Harper’s perspective. There’s not a scene in it that doesn’t include him, and he narrates the entire thing. I don’t really want to show a scene with the Rogers that he would have no access to … It’s a bit of a stumbling block for me at this point.
These last-minute additions also make me wonder what sort of extras (if any) I should include in the final printed book. Any requests? Sketches? Maps? Pin-ups? A mix-tape listing (a la AWOL’d or Scud before it)? I’m taking suggestions now.