Friday, July 31, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Basque In The Glory
Why has that been burning my brain? On the surface, you might think that since the mini series is in full swing, and the second issue is locked & the 3rd issue script is written, that there shouldn't be much left to do.
I thought so too.
The problem is- I set the book in Spain in 1939. Me, being the research nut that I am, decided to make sure that some aspect of what was going on at that time was reflected in the book. In issue 1, there really wasn't any time to reflect on much of anything. Issue 2 gave us a little more breathing room, but even there, the historical backdrop is more by way of implication than anything else. Issue 3, however, presented me with an opportunity to use what I have learned about the history and conflict of the Spanish Civil War to inform the story a little bit. That's where things got hard.
Now- anyone who knows me, knows that I am in no way a political man in the classical sense. I don't care about Parties or who is President or what laws may or may not be passed. Basically, I leave people to their convictions and continue on my way. What I do think, however, is that many people are Political because it matters to them that the Law recognise them as being on the right side of things. Myself- I don't care. I live my life by my beliefs, not by the Law of the land. If I wake up tomorrow and something I hold as a belief leads to acts that are "illegal," then I am going to do what I would do anyway and be "wrong." Not because I am making a Political statement, mind you, but because I don't know any other way to live.
During the Spanish troubles of the late 1930's, there was a group of people who got involved in that conflict with the same attitude. While I am not Ethnically one of them, I kind of feel that it's the right side to take in standing up and representing on their behalf. Hopefully, the risk will be worth the payoff...
Tuesday, July 07, 2009
For those of you in New Hampshire, you probably KNOW how cool Jetpack Comics is. If you are lucky enough to be near Jetpack- stop in and say hello for me. While you are there, see if you can pick up a copy of Robot 13. I say "see if you can" because R13 is flying off the shelves there in record numbers. So much so, that Daniel and I are looking to do some special things with the guys at Jetpack in the near future...