Sunday, January 3, 2010

Original Art Sundays, No. 23: A Private Myth, p. 1

Every now and then, I attempt a Magnum Opus, usually in comics form. My last one was a graphic novel about transsexual life (whatever that is) called Transcending.  I got the whole thing plotted and got about 20 pages into it when I ran out of steam.  Some of those pages have been posted in other locations a couple years ago (by me).
My most recent attempt was a screenplay that I wrote a couple years ago titled Private Myths.  I let a few people read it, but not much happened with it. As is my way, I was not particularly agressive in pursuing its marketing.
I toyed with  making it into a novel, pursuing a production company (I'm not all that connected but I do know a couple people), and getting a decent video camera and trying to film it myself.
I tweaked the title to A Private Myth. Then I threw the first page up on the board.
I completed page 1 in just a few days, and it stayed there for several months. Yesterday I moved on to the next page, and hope to use this forum as an excuse to prod myself to finish it, slowly, slowly, a page a week. 
This first page is from a digital photo, not a scan. It needs a few tweaks and tweakettes, which will be made in a couple weeks.

The storyline will not be apparent for the first few pages. But have faith. There's love, passion, magical realism, maybe mental illness, farming, dogs and cats, and lesbians. 
What more could you ask?
The title comes from Joseph Campbell:

Dreams are private myths, myths are public dreams....


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