GN Update

Well, It’s happening.

I’ve started on the Silver Foxes Graphic Novel. I’m going through one chapter at a time–revising, making a script, and drawing, inking, and toning. I’m up to penciling page 5.

The first chapter will be 11 pages . . . so it’s going to be a looong ride.

The old Chapter 1 started off as two pages. It was surprisingly good for adapting in GN form, and I didn’t change much during revisions. After I finished revising it, it turned into 3 pages of prose. Not bad.

However, I consider this the easy part. While I’m only going to revise and draw one chapter at a time, I have already finished the overhauling the plot. And not much is the same.

**SPOILERS AHEAD**

If you haven’t read the first Silver Foxes book, the following does contain spoilers.

While the revision I’m planning still has J.R. meeting Xena, taking her home, Max kidnapping and experimenting on her and such, the way in which I go about it is completely different. For instance, Chapters 2 and 4 go into how Celeste escaped Terrance Claybourne. J.R. no longer threatens a bulldog in Chapter 3 nor flirts with the store clerks to get free stuff. And he no longer experiments with tech in his basement. And those are just a few examples. So yeah . . . lots of changes. I think they’re for the better, though; they make more sense.

***END SPOILERS***

My plan is to separate this GN into three parts–because of the length and to keep my sanity. I plan to upload the pages after I’ve finished them, but I’m toying with the idea of releasing them in book form for purchase as well. When I’m finished the entire revision of the story, I may also release an update of the book. We’ll see. That’s still far, far away.

I hope this will turn out well. My ambitions sometimes get away from me. But either way, this is a project I must see to completion.

Even if I can’t draw a speeder . . . yet!

I also couldn’t draw a ruined city up until 3 days ago. =)

-:heart: M.R. Anglin

2 thoughts on “GN Update”

  1. I’m really glad that you’re working on adapting Silver Foxes into a graphic novel; I always thought that it would work well in a visual medium.

    I’m also curious as to how the story is going to be without J.R. threatening the bulldog and flirting with the store clerks, since it was a big part of his character (that he could get what he wanted). But maybe he’ll be an even better character.

    I’m just really excited about this! When I first read Silver Foxes, I thought it was rather good for a first novel. But as I continued to read the entire series, it started to create some issues with the story, specifically with Xena’s character; a lot of things were told about her but not clearly shown in the first and second novels, and since they became major aspects of her personality later on, it made it a bit difficult to truly connect with her. I still enjoyed the series immensely; it is, and probably always will be, my favourite work of fiction, and it has been such an inspiration to me. I was in a bit of a bad place when I first read it, and it got me out, rekindling my faith and bringing me back on my feet.

    I pray that you continue to do God’s work and that all goes well with you and your endeavours.

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    1. I’m nervous about cutting that scene with J.R. too, but I’m doing it to streamline the plot. Instead of stopping somewhere else, he’ll go straight home. There will be some other, interesting interactions to replace that scene with.

      I didn’t realize that about Xena. Well, I hope this revision will fix that issue, then. I’ll be sure to keep it in mind when writing. Thank you for pointing it out.

      I’m so glad the books helped you with your spiritual life. It feels good to know that my work is reaching people.

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