|Panel by Millar, Yeowell & Giordano, from LOTDK#79|
Writing the first draft of a book in public can be a disconcerting business. Looking back at what's already been posted by Sequart, there's a mass of words to be cut and a host of comment to be either tightened up or corrected. But for all that the process can be nerve-racking and embarrassing, it also allows for ideas to bubble up over time. And so, where next week's post - which I've just finished - has been more or less completed for ages, this week's came as something of a surprise. To my shame, I just hadn't noticed the parallels between the Batman of Millar's Favourite Things and the Judge Dredd of the early Nineties.
|page by Mark Millar & Nigel Dobbyn, from The Hunt For Red Razors, as reprinted in Rebellion's 2004 Red Razors TPB.|
You can find, should you ever want to, the latest Shameless? here. Next week, and to my great relief, I'll be moving into a period of the writer's career that will allow me to say unreservedly positive things about some of his scripts. It's something that I've been looking forward to doing, and I'm glad that I've at last reached the point when I can do so.