Dead Eyes Open: How I Screwed Up The Zombie Revolution
September 9, 2009 7:33 AM   Subscribe

Dead Eyes Open: How I Screwed Up The Zombie Revolution
I meant to write a genre-shattering zombie comic. What I actually wrote was an overambitious sprawling mess that started off well and devolved into complete incoherence. Now, with the publisher's permission, I'm blogging the entire run of my comic book Dead Eyes Open, with page-by-page notes and a particular focus on how things went horribly, horribly wrong in the writing process. First page here.

More than a "director's commentary" version of the book, this is being done as a kind of class on How Not To Write Comics -- hopefully helping me (and others) avoid the pacing, plotting and character traps I consistently kept leaping into with wild abandon. Breast-beating self-loathing, intermingled with flailing attempts to explain what I really meant, alternating with wild tangents about stuff I never actually wrote but should have -- and all for free!

I blogged a DEO Project here previously, when the first two issues were PDFed for download. I've cleared this total revamp of the site and its purpose with a mod here, in case anyone is curious.
posted by Shepherd (3 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

"fresh like a carrot!"

I really enjoyed this as far as I've read into it so far. Director's cuts of graphic novels are really great reading. Thanks for this.
posted by jessamyn at 5:44 PM on September 11, 2009

I really enjoyed the comic, mishaps or not. Can't wait to check this out after work!
posted by yeloson at 4:15 PM on September 22, 2009

I thought it was great.
posted by Pseudology at 2:21 PM on October 1, 2009

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