X POST FACTO

September 20th, 2007 | Work

Today I have officially broken ground on ASTONISHING X-MEN: SECOND STAGE. Which is to say, I’m writing notes in a document, rather than in an email. For the first time, there’s a file beginning axm2s on my desktop. By the end of the week, it will be filled with half-coherent jabbering, a bunch of barely-related photos, and hideous sketches scanned from my notebook, all addressing a bunch of designs and re-designs I want to deal with ahead of the actual commencement of scripting. This is a big job; essentially, a 24-chapter, 500-page graphic novel structured in four phases. Starting today.


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  1. [...] Warren Ellis has started the process of dumping the contents of his Red Bull-addled mind into an actual, official, sanctioned document for the Astonishing X-Men: Second Stage. Considering some of the stuff that shows up under his research material, I think we can expect Cyclops to take a wee on Xavier and Jean Gray will post it to her MySpace page. MY GOD this is going to be good. [...]