Friday, October 09, 2015

LAST CALL VOLUME 3 coming to a close

I started Last Call in 2005, that's TEN years to the day. The very days I am finishing up the last pages of the last book. It has been one HELL of a strange ride. From winning a Harvey Award for my work on it. From being my "legit first in the US market" to having the book optioned by Universal for a live-action movie , to hear names like Steven Spielberg to Zemekis to JJ Abrahaams ,Ron Howard, to going to hiatus, to rolling back in the game , Universal optioned the book 4 times to this day.
To working under a lot of stress, to going OFF the deep end due to the human factor, to quitting comics for a couple of years , to working on Volume 3 and doing 80 pages in 10 days...
ONE HELL OF A RIDE.
And it's also coming to an and , my coming of age story about two best friends on a ghost train. My "Stand by me" heartfelt action comedy.
It's strange. From working on it on my beat up table resting on my legs on my bed in an apartment in Athens living with my mother, to working on the book in my NY apartment living in the US to working on it again on my desk in another Athens apartment with my wife and 3 dogs.
With Electronomicon and now Last Call, I feel a huge gap, a time warp closing and that it's 2005 again.
It's TEN whole years, if you were 8 years old now you are an adult. It feels like 3 different lifetimes away.
I can't help but feel like that I wasted my life, at least a decade trying to configure myself. From 24 to 34 it's a long way and I'll be 35 in January.
I can't really complain , it's all that stuff that put me where I am right now. It's a weird place but...

3 comments:

  1. I SOOOOO can't wait! Thanks so much for sticking it out, I've been a huge fan since the Pirates' days, and a close to what I've always considered one of the best stories on my shelf would be the perfect way to end 2015!

    Much appreciation, and I can't wait to see what comes next! Here's hoping LAST CALL gets the treatment it deserves should it transition to movie/tv/animation/etc!

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    1. Brother, unfortunately the wait prolongs. Thanks for the comment

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  2. When will the third volume be released

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