So some of you might have noticed that there’s been no Broken Wing updates lately, and there’s a really good reason for that: Our boy James Pantuso has been trying to balance between going to school and finishing up a handful of other artist gigs that can go into his portfolio without making him seem like a crazy person. (“Why do you have so many pictures of robots punching each other in the face?!”)
But recently James received an assignment in class to produce a stand-alone eight page graphic novel, and he asked me if we could do it Broken Wing-related, and further asked me to write it. Given that it’s a short subject, I figured I’d write down my process in case anybody else happened to find that sort of thing interesting.
So because this is a school project, I told James that I wanted to take a relative backseat in terms of the general story arc and whatnot. My plan was that James could plot the whole thing out and I would just throw the dialogue and composition in to make it look a little more interesting on paper. James, on the other hand, gave me the go ahead to do whatever I felt was best, however not before adding this suggestion:
“we could do like.. a prototype frame, blasting a bunch of shit and it could be the pilot describing and relishing in the power of it”
Scott Watmough has many strong opinions about many things that he knows very little about. They're usually about video games.