I haven't been active until the last week here on Deviant Art (or anywhere else, really), for the last couple of years. Been in a bit of a funk, trying to get some real life issues in order, etc. Drawing hasn't been much of a priority for me recently(although I did work on caricatures some ).
When I returned to drawing I wanted to have a purpose: creating pages for a web-comic. But what would the story be? What would I draw? I found myself doing a semi-regular re-reading of Homer's Iliad, a new translation, that I got from my local library. While I wasn't thrilled with the new translation, I started thinking that the story would make an interesting web-comic. Homer is surprisingly visual with his metaphors and is imminently readable for an author who dates back to the 700's BCE.
The next question was, should I do it as an adaptation, or respect the work of the Poet and do a line-for-line sort of comic? I decided I would try to do it line-for-line, unlike other comics that are out there dealing with the same characters and story, which have chosen the (much shorter) adaptation route.
I tentatively think that the first chapter alone will go about 70 pages, and I intend to draw some of those pages in experimental ways, so the look may vary every 10-15 pages I produce. Whether or not I continue do draw from Homer after the first chapter (or if I can even complete the first 70 (+/-)pages) is still an open question.
At some point I intend to transfer these pages to a real web-comic on a dedicated website of my own, and see how that works out. Don't want to do that before I have enough pages to make it interesting enough to keep reading and enough pages to keep me drawing them to at least the end of the first chapter (and there are 24 chapters in most translations of the Iliad...).
Wish me luck !