Oh my lordy, well
let me tell you now…
I’ve just started a big new story with no words and a whole loads of pictures done comic style. It’s going to take ages. Here is the first picture, which is how I imagined it. So that’s nice.
Athena is finished and up. Also a special bonus story because I finished that too, hurray.
Also you can delight in the knowledge that there will be no other stories with names from greek mythology in them. I called Atlas Atlas because I was listening to Battles on Jools Holland when I wrote the first draft. I did look up Atlas the greek, he was condemned to hold up the sky and so it kind of suits.
Athena was hardcore and had an owl.
The story felt kind of empty and pointless when I’d finished. It became important that there was a reason why she couldn’t sleep as that is obviously the seed of everything that comes after. So I’ve added a dead fish incident to the beginning, which supplies a reason why she would be emotionally confused and gives her the problem that she must overcome during the story. By smashing things it would seem. This might not be ideal, I should really take the dead fish and rework the whole story but that’s not going to happen. In future I will make sure not to put up a half finished story.
It was also annoying having everything going on in the window and having her stuck in her room. I didn’t like the restrictions it enforced on the illustration, although it supplies a suitably claustrophobic atmosphere. I don’t know if this atmosphere is relieved at the end because she ends up back in the room…is the fact that she’s asleep enough?
Athena’s apparent age fluctuates a bit too. But I guess consistency will comes with practice. Or i’ll just do animal characters.
the singer is a crook