Come with me to London
Hello. I need your help. In return for which, I'll take you to London. Specifically, I'll take your fictional comic book avatar to the British Library. And you being a library blog reading sort of person, that might be an interesting thing for you. See, I need some help writing/thinking/composing issue 7 of my comic MONGREL. In issue 7, two of the characters - Clive and David - are going to visit the British Library, locate someone called Myra and find out about something called 'The Malley Anomaly'. Over this month's residence, I want to get some suggestions from you, in return for which, I will draw you into the comic. Maybe YOU will be Myra. Maybe you'll be the barista in the library cafe. Anyway in thse first couple of posts I'll sort of set the scene of the MONGREL series in general and this issue in particular, and then I'll get specific in asking for your help.
Overall, MONGREL is going to be 12 issues long, and each of those issues (including the one we're working on now) is 8 pages long. So that brevity explains why I'm calling them 'comics pamphlets' rather than 'comic books'. So far, I haven't dropped the 'monthly' on the front cover, even though I'm dropping behind - this issue, number seven, is -ahem - the July issue. So, we're working on it in September. So it goes. 'Comic time' has always been a bit mysterious, and never more so than when you're actually writing and drawing the things...
I thought I'd start by showing you the two panels from a previous issue of MONGREL that have gotten me into this fix. On the streets of Soho in London, Germaine explains to Clive and David (they are all part of this group called 'The Uncanny Expats', -ha!, right?) WHERE they gotta go and WHAT they gotta do.
Footnote: 'Malley' is 'Ern Malley', the most famous Australian poet who never existed. Look him up: great story.