A quick update on The Lofty's Comic , which we told you about in this early March cover story that centered around local artist Jonas McCluggage.
I attended a small meeting this past Saturday with McCluggage, Josh Kennard and one of the writing collaborators on the project, Demetrios Soutsos.
Most of the sketches for the comic are completed, though McCluggage intends to draw a few more to fill out certain parts of the narrative where he and the team have identified holes.
At present, everyone is more focused on adding text to the comic, but not in the conventional comic manner, i.e., word balloons over the illustrations (as the above cover story details).
Instead, the team has written in both photographer and journalist characters whose work in the story will help explain it better, and justify many of the photographs (actually illustrations) and text passages.
Back in March, McCluggage's plan was to have everything on the creative end wrapped up in time to leave town in May. But he says his plans have shifted, and that he'll now stick around through summer before taking a trip to Ireland and France with a friend in the fall.
So no immediate rush on organizing all of the illustrations and text components into a cohesive narrative, which is still planned to be atypical and a little like a mystery that readers will have to work at to fully appreciate.
The meeting provided an opportunity to photograph a handful of the latest drawings.
So if you enjoyed the series of teasers I posted last month around the cover story's release, you'll love the following images: