Indie comics are a team effort. I know Two Gargoyles Comics wouldn’t be all they could be without the help of friends, artists, fellow creatives and all who offer their insights. I’d like to recognize @hawkstone585 who tirelessly helps me be the best I can. He matters to me.
This week’s Two Gargoyles update has a sneak peek at the script for Twilight Detective Agency #2!
When I write, the characters in my head are as real as if they’re in the room with me. They’re more than just dialogue and action prompts; I think about what they’re wearing– like, how their clothes FIT. What they’re thinking behind what they’re saying. How they relate to each other, to the environment nearby, to the world at large.
In this scene, Riverdale is making a journal entry about his and Hawkstone’s ostracism from the Gargoyle community. It’s a pretty big deal to him; he thrives on social interaction. Riv needs people. To someone like him, ostracism is straight-up torture.
There’s so much around that concept that won’t make it into the comic– maybe he took up yoga to try and distract himself from the loneliness? Maybe he plays video games all day until it’s time to sleep? Maybe he drives his brother insane with a constant need for interaction? Those are all possibilities, each one a reality for the character– but my favourite thing as a writer is that even I don’t know which one will become part of the published story until I write it– and even then, it isn’t a sure thing until I re-read the script and edit it.
Writing is as much a journey for me as, I hope, the reader who sees the finished product and discovers the story for themselves.
See you next week!
Halloween is our favourite time here at Two Gargoyles (and with mascots like ours, who could blame us?) and so Hawkstone and Riverdale teamed up with Thunder and Code Monkey to bring you a very special Halloween message!
Stay safe while collecting candy, be kind to black cats and Happy New Year to all the Witches out there!
Mike Rieger made me this great comic with interchangeable panels so we could make comics about the kinds of things we discuss every day. Riverdale and Hawkstone of Twilight Detective Agency are our personas, and this is your insight into the riveting world of indie press comic companies, folks.
I give you: Two Gargoyles Texting.