Sunday, May 24, 2009

My First Post!

I suppose the big question right now is “why.” Why create a comic and self publish it? When the comics market seems so full of high quality books and creators, is there any room for
me and Intermezzo? Why would I commit the money, vast amounts of my time and my hopes and dreams to do this? The most honest answer I have come up with is… I can’t stop myself.

For years I have written stories for Intermezzo, ideas jumped into my head without warning.
I carried a small notebook in my back pocket to scribble a story idea, character, or just a line of dialogue whenever it came to me. I designed hundreds of characters (not an exaggeration) that live in my fantasy world, and eventually I put them into page after page of sequential art.

I alternated between determination that one day the time would come for me to take the plunge and depression as the real world blocked the way to the fantasy one. At times I conceded that it would never happen and stopped writing, stopped drawing, and did my best to stop dreaming.
But each time I thought I had just walked away from this dream I, almost unconsciously, started it again. I revisited my fantasy world and these characters who felt like old friends insisted that their stories be told. To make a long story short (too late)
I have submitted to my addiction.