I hope you’ve been enjoying my graphic novel so far. I’d love to hear from you. The action hits a higher gear this week as Slugger begins to realize he’s not in Kentucky on his Daddy’s farm anymore.

On the drawing board is page 7 of issue #2. There’s a lot of action on that page. I started the project with a lot of set up and exposition, which is why I released the first 10 pages together. Since my style is more like a Venture Bros and less like a Superman book, there will be pages where people talk. These characters need motivation, and in my world, sometimes that means nothing blows up for a few pages. I rather enjoy trying to give each character his or her own body language and facial expressions. I’m a big fan of Kevin Maguire, and he can tell a story with a raised eyebrow. When it comes to my action pages, I try to think of how the giants would do it, like a John Buscema or John Byrne. Anyway, I’m working on a page that combines a little from column A and a little from column B and I’m having a lot of fun.

If only the new semester wasn’t about to start.

See you next week!


Letters to Upton