I started writing my series that I’m converting to a graphic novel, Where There is No Night, in 2006. It began the summer I tore the ligament in my ankle, right before I left for Japan the first time. I worked in a little hut selling popcorn and sodas and cotton candy at the Cincinnati Zoo. Management let me have a stool to sit on because I was injured (no one else got to sit down lol), and I made the most of my down time writing, making art and befriending the rhinoceros across from my hut. The original concept of Where There is No Night was a novella that questioned the nature of “good” and “evil” and if there is even such a thing.
I put the story away when I took off on my world travels and came back to it in 2012. The world I created expanded to include something similar to the Metaverse. The story is an Apocalyptic cyberpunk future that mixes old school grimoire magick with electronics. It takes place in a depressing time similar to now. Back then, I was like “Wow, I’m glad that’s not our world.” Well nope, I was actually just writing the future and we should just stop now if I’m right because it’s not gonna get any better … there are times that something happens globally that I wrote about and I just shake my head and go “I really hope I’m not calling the shots here.”
Anyway, I’m dropping the art for the 7th Tarot card for the series early because I’m proud of it. The next issue of Magdalena Tarot Magazine should be out in the next week where you can catch up with my graphic novel project. As the story unfolds and my team, L.E. Moore and Snow Torres and I, story board through creating Tarot cards for each chapter, I’m amazed at what we’re shaping. I’m also really enjoying being the colorist for the project. *When* we get signed, I’ll step down because I’m only coloring it to cut costs. I’m not bad at what I do, but I’m not professional level (although I do have some classical training).
When we’re signed, hopefully I can still color specials and story boards but I’m loving being involved in creating the art. I know one day I’ll see the whole thing drawn and these Tarot cards are a start. I’ve been on this journey with this concept for 15 years and the world I built just keeps showing me it’s potential to manifest. This card is when the story really kicks off — the early chapters were like a pilot to see if I had something good going. So if you’re going to jump in, now is the time.
You can go here if you want to read previous chapters https://www.amazon.com/…/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1
To find out more about the project, go here