Sunday, April 27, 2014

The female foil

The Female Foil

Working on rewriting Judd Falcoln: Missionary to the Stars into a serial to be recorded and published on my Youtube channel. First order of business, adding a strong female foil (plus possible romantic interest for Judd if that develops, but not right away). Picture a large woman bubbling with confidence, but kickass when she needs to be. I'm thinking she should be a strong, irreverent black woman with some attitude, but concerned about the moral aspects of "converting" alien species to various Earth religions. I'm picturing her as a little brighter than Judd, and more aware of implications of what they are doing, but also more idealistic, prone to impetuous acts and less worldly/pragmatic. Still trying to figure out her name.

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Creating a video serial of Judd Falcoln

Creating a video serial of Judd Falcoln

A few years back, I wrote a four part serial story called Judd Falcoln: Missionary to the Stars. It was published in a science fiction anthology (with the unfortunate title "Probing Uranus" - ugh!). Over the years since, I have played with the idea of writing a novel version, but I like the serial aspect a lot. Recently, I decided to rewrite and expand the story to be a full serial, meaning many more than four parts.

But I don't want to publish this all at once. I want it to be a true serial, so that one part comes out each week, and I want each as an illustrated story video. My dream is to get to the point where I feel comfortable putting up a Patreon page and seeing if I can fund more illustrations, but I think I have an artist lined up for at least a kick butt cover. Below this post is a video story I made a while ago to show both the intended look and give a small sense of the style of writing I will use, something I refer to as comic noir.

My purpose on this blog is to document the process for those curious. If anybody is curious. I'm guessing eventually somebody will be. Click on the Judd Falcoln label to see all posts.

Note: I have a better and better video editing software now, so the eventual videos will be better quality than this.