Drafted

This project is a bit of a writing experiment for me. I have mentioned this a few times, but I don't want to make you dig through my old posts. Essentially, I am seeing if I can post a new script every single month, just as though it were on a monthly publishing schedule. It is a thing that I am shaping and developing as I go That is part of the experiment.

Part of this means that once something is out there, it's out there. Once a book is on the shelves, it is too late to edit it. This is why the creators of regular, periodical, comic books wind up doing "ret-cons". A book is in a rush to get to market and something is published which does not 100% synch with something which is planned later. Things don't match. So, some alteration is made in a future story which references and corrects that mistake.

"He was acting so strange because he was a clone!"

OK, so in preparing to write the next issue I was reading over all my previous issues and I found something which does not synch up. And the issues have already been published on my web page. There is a story mistake already "out there".

If I am to be true to the idea that this is simulating actual publication, then I am stuck with it and I have to roll with that and make adjustments in future stories which will reference and correct that mistake.

On the other hand.....

This project is also functioning as my online portfolio. This is a display of my work. Therefore I want it to be as polished as possible.

To me, this latter consideration outweighs the "artistic integrity" of staying true to the experiment.

I have made the decision that I will go back and make alterations in order to make these the best possible comic book scripts.

In the interest of experimental and artistic honesty, though, I have decided to keep the original drafts posted somewhere on this site. I think that it is a good idea to ensure that these scripts are the highest possible quality, but I also think it would be somewhat dishonest to present them as though they simply arrived in that polished state with no revision.

Hopefully, I will learn from the stress of these "time travel" revisions and require fewer and fewer of them as I progress.