Working on my graphic novel about our experiences hiking the John Muir trail last summer. Hoping to ramp up the production on this over the next several weeks, to take advantage of the downtime that this current pandemic is causing. Not only is the work therapeutic, but reliving our trip is proving mentally soothing.
Last year, while we were in the midst of our 4 week trip, the idea was proposed amongst the four of us that we should turn our adventure (or series of misadventures) into a graphic novel. This spring I have been working on doing just that, and here’s another page sample from the project. (I posted another sample a few weeks ago) I envision the book as a mix of comedic travelogue (along the lines of Bill Bryson’s ‘A Walk in the Woods’), and ‘hiking dos and don’ts’ guide (learn from our mistakes), with occasional nature tidbits (like the old ‘Mark Trail’ comic strip), with a bit of middle-age angst and philosophy thrown in for good measure. Hoping to pick up speed and get enough done to start shopping the idea around soon.
Still awaiting the ‘go ahead’ on a big project (announcement coming soon), but in the meantime, am working in the genre to keep limber and ready to go. My son and I have been working on a comics project together, and here’s one of the first pages (it’s sort of a science fiction/western featuring a trio of bug riding female desperadoes).
Still awaiting the green light to start a few upcoming book projects, so in the meantime, I’m working on a future project as a collaboration with my son. Above is another concept drawing, this time visualizing what sort of mounts our characters would be riding.
Also, while awaiting the ‘big projects’, I had a few quick turnaround pieces for Today Media, pictured below, one for Hudson Valley and the other for Delaware Today.