Every hero has one thing in common. An origin story. Whether they were born with their powers, got them by accident or sought them out. Each one had a humble beginning before becoming great. Creatives also have origin stories. In this series I’ll sit down with writers and artists and find out what started them down this path. Part commentary, part instructional. I’ll pull back the curtain and show you their thought process and see what tips and tricks they have for anyone who would like to follow in their footsteps.
I love watching the commentaries on DVDs. Listening to the directors and actors discuss why they made the decisions they did fascinate me. That got me thinking. It would be great if books and comics had a commentary track. Finding out why the author wrote a certain paragraph or the reasoning behind the way an artist drew a page the way they did. This is that commentary. This is where we’ll find out why they made those choices and what influenced their style.