This comic largely comes from Dance Dance Revolution. My wife Sarah got me into playing it with her, and one of our favorite songs was “Heaven is a ’57 Metallic Gray.” This is an example of how comics tell a story in ways prose can’t. I thought of the idea for this tale years ago, but whenever I tried putting it into prose form it came up lacking. It’s a pretty simple story, but it needs visuals that don’t come across well in prose. Now it’s a comic, and I’m incredibly happy with it. I particularly like Andy’s work on the design of the narrator. My original imagining was almost a reject from the Liefeld era of comics, complete with useless pouches everywhere. Fortunately, Andy added a badass longcoat, which can help any character.
Andy has said I can write a sequel to this tale at some point as long as it includes buxom space vampires from space (redundancy intended). Stay tuned.
After much delay, we take you to Heaven.
Sorry, I’ve been waiting nearly two months to say that.
This comic took me a while because I really wanted to nail the character design for the narrator. Also, this was the first comic I’ve drawn based on a script, which required I do layouts, which was a new experience for me. I’m happy with how it turned out, especially the first panel on the second page. I’m certain that is the most awesome thing I have ever drawn.
I have a short Christmas themed comic lined up for next month, then in January we’ll be serving up a helping of noir.
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