GALAXA - Photo Comic
In early spring '16, we heard about this place called the Paint Mines in Colorado, and on a nice warm day, we shook off the deep freeze of winter and went to check the place out. It was a colorful little canyon with a small stream running through the middle of it. At the time of the trip I was looking for ways to sharpen my writing skills, without ruining my favorite concepts/ideas that deserve better than my novice skills. I wanted something small that I was free to screw up, that wouldn't overwhelm my other projects, but would let me practice crafting dialogue, tone, character development... things more detailed than the messy collection of ideas/concepts in my notes. Walking around the paint mines, an idea hit us.
So, we grabbed some clothes from our costume chest, some spanish-pyrite stones (these wild naturally-occurring cubes that soph got me), came back to the canyon the next day with our 35mm camera, and left right as the sun was setting. Then we got the pictures developed, and in my free time, I wrote part one and ever so slowly put the photos together. Also, I ended up learning shodo, the practice of Japanese calligraphy, and had a couple month stint painting kanji in the morning. That was nice.