Monday, 31 January 2011

Grub's up

When The DFC was still going, we had a title for every 5-page weekly mini-episode. This fun little scene of grace under pressure would have been the opening of mini-episode 16, "Hyde & Seek".

It was good discipline for me as a writer to have to build in a major revelation and/or cliffhanger every five pages. And I still structure each issue that way. But never having been a fan of weekly comics myself, Mirabilis is conceived in the form of comic book episodes of around 20 to 25 pages to be read once a month.

So now this scene has its rightful place on the iPad comics app towards the start of issue #4 ("Fire and Sleet and Candlelight") - or, if print is your bag, of Chapter Four of the Mirabilis: Winter graphic novel. It's another beautiful example of how Leo's and Nikos's styles complement each other.

You didn't expect to see Jack and arch-enemy McNab sitting down to a meal together? Then just wait till you get an eyeful of who's at the other end of the table.

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