Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Loving the Challenge

It's a great feeling to have two very different development projects on the grill and be kicking ass at both of them.  Ordinary Angels is contemporary, collaborative, and incredibly deep, as witnessed by last night's production meeting, wherein Trish, Dan and I fleshed out the climactic two-part episode, weaving together subplots and characters from throughout the five-season arc.  There is no doubt in my mind that the viewer will be satisfied.

Airship Daedalus, by contrast, is just deep enough to inspire me as the writer, while challenging me with the constraints not only of the pulp genre, but also with the sequential format of the comic book.  I started producing my own comics in grade school, moving up to making indie 'zines and comix in the 1980s, and web comics in the late '90s and early '00s.  So I'm no stranger to the format.  It's just very different to be writing for comics again after writing in screenplay and stage play format (not to mention long form narrative fiction) for so long.  Different and very satisfying.

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