“Pilgrim” is the fourth chapter of the second volume of my “Stories” comic and, like the last chapter, it started out with a brilliant idea but was surprisingly slow to write and didn’t quite turn out as well as I hoped.
[Edit: I’ve decided to finish the second volume of “Stories” here, since it seems to be slowly declining in quality and I seem to be running out of enthusiasm for it. So, it seemed best to finish this volume when it was still vaguely ok and move on to other projects rather than adding a couple of filler stories.]
[These will probably be either more “Damania” comics, or random drawings, prose fiction, CRIT” comics or a totally new project of some kind.]
[ Anyway, I’ve made a back cover for this volume of “Stories” and I thought I’d add it to this post]
I don’t know, I kind of felt like writing a story about truth and self-expression being the real meaning of life (since all the stories in Volume 2 of “Stories” are about the meaning of life in some way or another) and I soon realised that it couldn’t be anything other than a LGBT-themed story. Well, it could be – but I probably wouldn’t be able to write it with quite the same level of emotional detail.
Although this story started reasonably well, I got writer’s block surprisingly often and it ended up being kind of a predictable and voice-over/emotion/philosophy-based story.
It also ended up being a lot more stylised and optimistic than I originally expected too – but, sod it, I felt like writing a (mostly) happy story for once.
Plus, I couldn’t work out whether it would be a fantasy story or whether it’d be set somewhere more realistic. In the end, I kind of settled for something between these two things – so although the settings look kind of old-fashioned, everyone has modern technology – except for cars, for some strange reason.
Since this chapter and the last one haven’t gone that well, I’m not sure if I’ll do any more or whether I’ll move on to other artistic projects.
(Anyway, as usual, the eight pages of this comic [and the back cover] are released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND Licence )