I guess a fitting caption would be "War...Then and Now."
I'm still writing WEAPON Combat League.
But I'm not exactly sure how I should publish it. I wrote a whole lot, enough probably for two or three full-length novels and the story's only about 2/3 finished.
One idea that I had was just drawing sequential pages about the whole thing in my spare time. It would take time to finish, but that means I have years worth of material and I won't have to worry about thinking up new comic stories for a long time.
Another idea was just to randomly put drawings in a novel that illustrated or summarized whatever was happening on the adjacent page (which would have text). I ran across a small Vampirella novella that used that technique to great effect.
This here is a visual summary of the introductory page in my WCL book, or at least the first few paragraphs, but the text needs serious editing so I'm not posting that. It's cringe-worthy right now. (I've never posted it in the past).
It could just as easily be "page 1" of a comic. Well, once I ink it and refine the art and all that.
I still think about drawing comics, but it gets harder to take the initiative, especially with other things going on, like school and so much outside stimuli (one day I want to be a comic book artist, the next day a novelist, the next a 3D character modeler, the next an indie game maker, and so it goes). I write more than anything, but I think I'm better at visual mediums. Just because you can put words on the paper and know a little grammar doesn't mean you're destined for the literary world.
I don't even know why I'm posting it like this. Maybe it's because it's as far as this will ever go. (I will eventually send it to scraps.) I don't really like the WCL introduction I wrote, so I may cut it from the story completely, and this will have no meaning at all. But hey...I was very happy with the first panel and the soldier I drew (and very obviously replicated) in the second panel. This is, as the title states, a work in progress--if it does go forward, I would digi-ink everything and add other effects (like speed lines or clouds in the last panel).
I was in a typing mood. I hit a milestone in the story today (140,000 words, first round of the tournament over) so yeah, I'm typing a lot.
WEAPON Combat League © me