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John Byrne
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Posted: 03 November 2013 at 3:32pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Reading THESE ARE THE VOYAGES has kinda put me in the mood to do an adaptation of "The City on the Edge of Forever" -- looping back to the start of this thread, and doing it strictly for my own amusement (maybe posting it here as a variant on "fanfic"). I can't imagine any way IDW would want to hurl themselves into the swamp of trying to actual PUBLISH such a thing, but the old fotonovel was so poorly executed, and that story, as filmed, really deserved better.

(And, no, before anyone asks, I would not be interested in doing an adaptation of Harlan's original story.)

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Posted: 05 November 2013 at 3:56pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

From what I'm seeing on another board, this is a project that some strategically chosen previews may really help sell.

When word of this comic first went wide, several people were imagining a "simple" photonovel and lamenting that such a project would be a waste of your talent, but then after following links back to this thread and getting a real look at how your sense of layout and such are being brought to bear have started coming around to appreciating just how exciting this comic really is.
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Posted: 05 November 2013 at 6:52pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

From what I'm seeing on another board, this is a project that some strategically chosen previews may really help sell.

Seems like I'm seeing the splash page and cover everywhere.

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Posted: 09 November 2013 at 6:58am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Fiddling about. . . .

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Wallace Sellars
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I like that cover, too. It would grab my attention if I saw it on the shelf.
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Posted: 09 November 2013 at 9:35am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

I've seen a few -- happily, a VERY few -- sites where posters are being deliberately obtuse or snarky about this project, but I suspect the reaction from TREK fans will be much the same as with my previous work, which is to say almost universally positive. There is little actual crossover between TREK fans and comic fans, so my fellow Trekkies have not been programed to think of me as the Great Satan.

Free minds are healthy minds!

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Posted: 09 November 2013 at 2:50pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

John Byrne, the Great Satan. 
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It's like in "Amadeus", when they're trying to find something to
criticize and finally claim that there were too many notes...
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Posted: 10 November 2013 at 8:24am | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Meanwhile....

Tinkering around with the next photonovel, I realized I could use a finished page from an unfinished story. A while back I started playing with ideas for yet ANOTHER photonovel, and got about five pages into it before I realized it wasn't really going where I wanted it to go. Then, very recently, I realized that one of the pages, with new dialog, could fit very nicely into what I was working out for next year's story. Wee bit of something approaching irony here, I supposed. This all started with the idea of using existing scenes with new dialog, and now I have done exactly that with one of my own scenes!

This is, of course, one of the advantages of working in "Layers" in Photoshop. I was able to make the existing dialog and balloons/captions disappear with a couple of clicks.

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John Byrne, the Great Satan.

But you can call me "Toby".

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Heh. I've used that line in civilian life, from time to time! Still a favorite
comedy bit.
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Posted: 10 November 2013 at 12:29pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

JB there's something I was wondering. 

Since this isn't a traditional comic book. Did you approach telling your story the same way as you would have if you were drawing the pages?

Another question I had was. When trying to figure out how you were going to "film" this story did you storyboard it first than tried to find the photos to fit the scenes you drew?  
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