sequential daze

Friday, October 03, 2008

The Final Countdown

Today's Magellan update marks page 290 of the epic "Bad Karma" chapter... and as such also marks the final 10 pages of the story. That's right... 10 pages to go!! There are still a few surprises to come as various plotlines reach some form of closure... but it will all be over in 10 more pages.

Providing there are no undue interuptions or delays to the production schedule that means everything should wrap up in 5 more weeks which takes us to early November. Woo!

Then... a treat for you all... a twenty page story featuring a cadet who has very little exposure to date, the little green guy Gifford Foss. See pages 2.47-49 for a reminder...

The story was written by myself and drawn by Canadian reader Jean-Francois Poulin. The story will look at Gifford's life prior to arriving at Magellan and will run every weekday, Mondays thru Fridays.

I know I've been dropping hints about this for a loooooooong time. I've always wanted to run it at the conclusion of Bad Karma, but the story kept getting longer and longer and as an unfortunate result, kept pushing Gifford's story further back. Anyway, the light is at the end of the tunnel.

Beyond that there will be a special 24 page crossover... but more on that shortly.

It's also my intention to write a reflection on Magellan generally, and Bad Karma in particular, with regular installments over November in my long abandoned blog... despite the fact it took forever to deliver, I did in fact, for the most part, hugely enjoy working on Bad Karma and there are many thoughts about the process, the characters and the story I'd like to share for anyone who's interested (think of it as the Director's commentary!) More info soon...