Faith – A Snow Angel Short
I mentioned a magazine I co-founded and was chief editor for called Vehicle in a few posts. Shortly after Tyler and I did the Snow Angel 24 page comic (self-published, before it was picked up by Arcana as an OGN) we decided to branch out on our own and create a magazine that gave the opportunity for talented writers and artists to display their work. Scott Kowalchuk was one of those contributors, it was through the magazine I was put in touch with him for our eventual team up on Intrepids.
At any rate, one of the first comic shorts in the magazine’s first issue was Faith, which is pictured here. We were debuting the magazine at the Calgary Entertainment Expo a full year after the release of Snow Angel (this was 2009, I believe) and we wanted to have some sort of Snow Angel content for the people who bought the comic the previous year. This is what came of it, a 5 page short telling a bit of an origin story of The Caesar. If you haven’t read it yet, you can purchase it on Amazon, or, even better read it for free here: http://www.tylerjenkins.ca/?gallery=snow-angel (sub-categories beneath Snow Angel show Issues 2, 3, and 4.)
Once you’ve read that, check out this 5 pager, one I’m still very proud of.
Hot damn Kurtis that final page is wonderful. It is that mirrored image, juxtapositional visual that you really can only achieve in the comic medium that shows how great a platform it is for storytelling.
Thanks, Shaun. I already saw that scene in my head when I started writing the script, so I was building towards that. It doesn’t happen very often in my scripts, where I realize something solid later on and work my way toward it. Though, Green Wake #10 that was the case, in fact, Riley and I knew the very last page of the entire series from Day 1. (when we learned it was ongoing, that is)
That’s the thing that is so challenging and fun about writing, coming up with a great destination is one thing, but making the journey to it just as great takes the work of someone really talented.