Making comics and graphic novels can feel like a marathon. With two books coming to market this fall—including Dear Creature, which hits stands today—within a month of each other, I need to learn new methods in multi-tasking—not really a marathoner’s skill. Like running in a straight line for a long time, making comics is both personally rewarding and incredibly baffling to most normal people, so I’ll do my best to explain how it hooked me.
In the interest of clarifying things up front, Dear Creature is my very own book, and the other, Green River Killer, is a collaboration. In both cases, I’m telling stories visually, but with the second book, the script was in place when I began work.