This summer I'm kickstarting the first issue of my comic series (6 issues) called MASTERS OF DENSITY.
It's a sci-fi-ish comedy about technology and food.
THE PLOT To keep her job, a corporate warrior who works for a company that sells relaxation machines for babies must save her boss from an eight-year-old who has developed an addiction to those very machines.
Here are some of the pages my artist, the incredibly talented Derrick Dent, is working on. His site: derrickdentdrawsdaily.tumblr.com
Here are three pages. It's far from done (no inks, tones, dialogue yet), but it's starting to look official!
Carol's the main character. She's a corporate warrior who's been stuck in customer service for six years. She's tough, witty, intelligent, and a futurist. She believes that technology is what will save us.
I wanted to avoid a lead who was "comic book hot". I told Derrick that she could be pretty but not oversexualized. I need someone who can be tough and intelligent and have depth--but for us to be able to believe it.
Lulu is an eight-year-old relaxation machine junkie. I told Derrick that she needed to look pale with stringy hair and deep-set eyes. In his depiction she looks like a growth-stunted, strung out child librarian. It's perfect.
Lulu's parents have kept her hooked up to a relaxation machine for most of her life, so her English is terrible and her manners are nonexistent. She's a violent tyrant.
Faith, Carol's niece, wants to open an experimental all-night diner. She works at her dad's restaurant but he won't let her experiment with his tried-and-true dishes. Faith desires fun, adventure, and for her life to have a sense of excitement. She's also a deeply caring person who would do nearly anything for those closest to her, especially Carol.
At the end of issue 2, Donnelson enters his subconscious with the help of a modified relaxation machine. The first thing he runs into is this...thing. It becomes his guide for exploring his really weird subconscious which is filled with illogical water wells, dance clubs for disembodied legs (did I mention that Donnelson has a fetish for knee backs?), skin caves, and the answer to the meaning of Donnelson's life.
Etna worked as Donnelson’s secretary for years until she was fired to make way for a younger, sexier woman (not to say that Etna’s not sexy–if you’re into that sort of thing). For entertainment, she sneaks up to work and steals things from Donnelson’s office.