The UNDESIRABLEs have been a long time coming, but the Ashcan teaser is finally here – at least in digital form!
It has taken a long time to figure this comic out, plan and plot and world build and try to decide on what I should start with, and it took a pandemic-induced quarantine for it to finally see the light of day.
In figuring this out, I have written twelve short story scripts focusing on various aspects of the UNDESIRABLEs narrative and back story, before I finally settled on doing a scene from part way into the story.
What started as a four page scene quickly grew to six pages, and as I was done with those and writing the intro I opted to add a seventh page instead.
That seems to be the general theme for this project: constant escalation and a refusal to be neatly put in a box. At this point, I don’t know where it will all end up. But at least I’m not going to run out of ideas any time soon.
These pages took far longer than expected, mainly because I went in without a clear style in mind and – again with the theme – so they outgrew my initial intentions. There were also panels I redrew several times, because my plan for perspective or angle didn’t work as I wanted. But I’m quite pleased with the end result.
So, will this teaser be enough to get people interested in the UNDESIRABLEs?
I have no idea.
All I know is there’s something about this story that won’t let me compromise. I have tried to get this out of my head and on to the page in various forms for 15 years, but it has fought me every step of the way – until now.
Things are just getting started, and I know I have one massive project ahead of me – how I will manage to do this all by myself is a mystery to me, but I have confidence that the UNDESIRABLEs won’t let me fail.
Please, head over and check out the pdf – either here on the page or as a free download from my webshop – and if you like it and want to see more, head over to my Patreon page for updates and insighs and more (both free stuff and subscribers only) and see if you want to help me make my decade-long dream of The UNDESIRABLEs a reality!