Sean Ian Mills in the Proving Grounds!
It’s an exciting day for me! Instead of posting the latest funny Internet video or comic book news, we get to delve into one of my own personal projects today! As some of you have already read, I’m working on my own comic called Gamer Girl & Vixen. The first issues are due back from the printer later this fall. But that’s not my only project!
Another comic I’m writing is going to be called Forever Blue. It’s a Firefly meets Power Rangers idea about a team of colorful commandoes who must reunite several years after they failed to save the universe.
Right now, I’ve got the first storyline planned out, and I’ve started scripting the first two issues. Forever Blue was one of my submissions to the Oni Press open submission competition this summer — and it didn’t make the cut. But I’m not going to give up. If I can get it scripted, I’m going to look into hiring an artist and maybe posting it as a web comic sometime next year.
But that’s all in the future.
Today is exciting because I submitted the script for issue #1 to the website Comix Tribe, which hosts a peer review feature called The Proving Grounds. A team of Comix Tribe editors dig into submitted amateur scripts and offer critiques and other constructive criticisms. I’ve been on pins and needles waiting for my turn for weeks now, and today is the day!
They ping me for my pacing problems, and I totally understand what they’re getting at. It’s great advice, and something I’m going to have to work on when I finally start producing Forever Blue.
If you’d like to read the full scene, which is a few pages longer than what was critiqued, you can Click Here.
Also, I’m a little embarrassed about a scene I wrote involving the main character’s butt, and my attempt to make a pun about it on Page 3. Heh. As you henchies know, I’m not the kind of creator/reader who’s in this for the gratuitous butt shots. But it seems I have a long way to go in my mastery of ass-related puns.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy this first sneak peek into Forever Blue! I hope to have more news about it going forward.