As my likely last deviation of the year comes my New Year's resolution as well. To draw my comic. I probably sound more confident than I really am
The idea and main characters have been circling in my mind for about year, and by far it’s felt like an idea that is easy to write because I like the main characters interaction and am capable of relating to what they feel. I have other ideas that may have more finished plot or dialogue, but to me it depends a lot on whether I feel like I know the characters or not. Most of my comic attempts have had rather poor dialogue which is usually result of not really knowing my characters, even if the settings and paneling was otherwise alright.
The story. It revolves around lives and relations of the four main characters, the poor bastards who face the same abrupt interruption in their lives: their father of which they’ve never heard of, or have heard next to nothing before, has died, and is leaving them a huge family fortune. With a condition: they have to be able to prove they are his true sons. They are given chance to live in the family mansion, until the mystery is solved and mansion and fortune can be forwarded to righteous heir. As one of the greatest mysteries is, who exactly was the person who named them his heirs.
I hesitated long, because just the idea of “mystery novel” was lot to shovel. After some mindless hesitation, I really found no reason not to. How do I know I can’t pull it off, unless I try? It’s not impossible, it just comes down to whether I can draw logical and creative conclusions to problems at hand. Only milieu of the story is the family mansion, which excites me, as if I was playing hide and seek in a big house and it really gives me chance of creativity from inside certain limits.
What the comic really is about though, I guess it’s simply family relations under big umbrella of comedy and tragedy. I’ve always liked the family aspect in stories, because it gives the characters some anchor. You can try to escape from it, be unaware of it, hate it or cherish it but you still have parents. Family and relatives are also the biggest inspiration to morbid sense of humor.
Whenever there's anything to read, website or such, I will let you know