There are four finished scripts in my pile that I really like, scripts for longer minicomics varying in length from 16 to maybe 36 pages. (They aren’t all completely broken down.) All are classic Kekionga stories featuring the core cast: a Junkyard, a Library, a Bud and the Professor two-shot, and a highly significant Jack and Iowa story. And when you put them in chronological order, they could easily take place in one summer. They even have a sort of arc.
So I think I’ll draw them all, in order, this summer. My goal is to finish them all, one by one, without getting too distracted, although I am open to adding one super short Josef story if I come up with an idea, since I am concerned that everyone’s favorite Mysterious Animal is getting shortchanged in all of this. And there is one dangling hook that may be left to fill … but my arc is there, so I’m going ahead next week with:
- Quarterly Report (late spring)
- Bottlecaps (early summer)
- Hero Boots (later in the summer)
- Closing Time (early fall)
I plan to share each of them over in “Read a Comic! as they are finished (maybe I will even serialize them), but they will also be published as paper minicomics with full cover covers and will be available, eventually, as a box set under a clever title like “One Summer in Kekionga”. Luckily, I have a while to come up with a better title. In fact, I have all summer.