A few years ago, I had an idea for a story called Red Ax, which I excitedly hashed out with Saalon. Unfortunately, it was a comic book story with anthropomorphic characters, and since I couldn’t draw and didn’t know any comic book artists, I shelved it.
About a year ago, I wanted to write, and that comic book idea floated into my head. So I sat down and wrote an
A few months ago, as I was working with my animators on Matrix Experiments Lain, I noticed in her portfolio that she was drawing some amazing anthropomorphic characters. So I talked to her about Red Ax and sent her the script, and she agreed to try drawing the characters. Here’s what she drew:
Isn’t this amazing?
It gets better.
One of my favorite comic book writers is a fellow named T. Campbell, whom I know almost exclusively through Fans!, an amazing
At the end of one of his
Meanwhile, I have this emerging work of beauty on my hands in the form of Red Ax. I want to figure out how to get this in front of readers, such that it doesn’t get lost in a galaxy of online comics or resigned to a print run of twelve copies.
Well, T. Campbell lives practically next door to me.
So I’m having dinner with T. Campbell on Tuesday, to talk about this oddball story idea I came up with a few years ago and figure out how to publish it.
Life really is weird.