I’ve started showing the AFF graphic novel to a few people, and responses so far have been very positive. A few quotes:
– Manages to create the other-worldly feeling of being in love, visually
– Beautifully written, straight from the heart
– Reminds me of Derek Kirk Kim’s work
– So good it makes me sick to my stomach
– That’s it, I quit!
Ofcourse the first copy had to go to the lady that the story is about. So I printed a copy through Lulu.com and gave it to her when we met up in Germany. It was great to hear she was flattered by ” this wonderful and lovely work of art!”
The deadline for the anthology it’s appearing in is almost up, so that should enter production sometime soon.
Other than that, a few panels from the comic are currently on display in the halls of my art college, and I’ve been invited to be a guest on the Art & Story Alive podcast for their Valentine’s Day special to talk about the book and how to effectively portray love in comics.
So yeah, happy camper here.