It’s been a while since I announced a preview of the comic The Many-Eyed Detective for the Bestform 2020, which sadly got cancelled like many other events, due to the pandemic. The cancellation left me sitting on a pile of beginnings. Luckily one of the thoughts that floated my boat was to just keep going. I managed to eventually settle on that thought. While i tried to come to terms with the story and its frame, 2020 went by without anything to show publicly.
Everything took a little longer.
Somewhere along the way I decided that I wanted to have the detective grounded in real-world paper. It felt like it made possible some sort of precision that I couldn’t bring up on screen. So I spent much of 2021 trying to grow the right stacks of paper. The first stack was a storyboard. I used that storyboard to come up with a scrollable prototype of the comic. The second stack of paper was another storyboard that became necessary as i tried to mold the story into readable shape. And the final stack consists of finished black and white pages, drawn with the feeblest of pens. Today I put the last sheet on that last stack of paper. Hooray!
I will be spending the beginning of 2022 with embedding the images into the digital sphere and adding sprinkles of color along the way. There’s also questions concerning the publication of the comic that need to be adressed. Of course the comic will eventually be published online. But there’s still a ways to go, so don’t hold your breath.
When I started working on the comic I set up a newsletter. Next time i looked it was riddled with spambots, so here’s this little blog instead. If time allows, there will be blips and pieces posted along the way towards the publication of The Many-Eyed Detective.
Here’s to the future and thank you for your interest in my movements, despite the snail’s pace.
18. December 2021