Right, I haven’t left the house for five days.
I have food poisoning and I’m going a little stir crazy, so I thought I’d share a story…about me…some news…and then maybe a little bit of advice.
It was six years ago when I first got the cojones to try and write my first comic.
Had never done it before, wasn’t sure I could and had no a clue what I was doing, but I had an idea…about a guy called Eddie…who has a gift…kinda
I had nothing to lose, I gave it a go and it was called MULLIGAN.
It was only a ten page comic, but I was so proud that I did it and i I thought it was going to blow open the doors to the industry and jobs offers would come flooding in from Jim Lee and Joe Quesada.
Of course it didn’t.
I was twenty seven (so not even a child) but it boggles my mind how naive I was…the comic was as rough as a baggers bottom, but I loved it.
The people on the old OLD MILLARWORLD forum seemed to like my writing and it made them laugh, which really gave me the confidence to write more!
(Huge THANKS all your old School MillarWorlders)
So, I went away and honed my craft…
I started with four, six, seven and eventually ten pages stories, trying to learn how to tell a story well.
I posted them all on here, to get feedback, which helped and I worked my way up to twenty four page comics.
Mulligan kind of fell to the wayside while I created other comics like CHUNKS, Cordelia, TRANSFER etc.
But, I always had a soft spot for Mulligan…it was my first idea.
I thought it was good….so much like Marvel and DC I’M REBOOTING IT!
It has been rewritten and I have an amazing artist I’m working with called Talula Bertram (she does a comic called BAJO MANO…Check it out: http://bajo-mano.smackjeeves.com/ ) and as always the amazing @DIZEVEZ has kindly done the cover to the first issue
Here is that BEAUTIFUL Cover!
Can we take a second and give @DIZEVEZ a huge a round of applause, please!!!
Thank you so much, you are the greatest!
Aaaaaand let’s move on…
Why did I want to share my story and my new (old) comic news with you?
Well, it has taken me six years to get to where I am.
Six years to be able to put work out that I consider to worthy of your time and let’s face it, your money too…it wasn’t an overnight thing.
It is a process and believe me, I have had my fair share of rejection from publishers, but remember its business it is NOT personal.
I mean, I’m still not even a published comic writer and may never be and that’s ok.
I write because it is fun, I enjoy it and I want to tell stories.
So, if you enter the MillarWorld Annual contest and you don’t win, it doesn’t matter.
It is not the end of the world.
JUST GO OUT AND MAKE COMICS!
Make the comics you would buy if you saw them on the shelves at your LCS, that’s what I do and I am a happier man for it.
Good luck to everyone who enters, but I really hope I win!