[quote] When we originally started working on A.D.: After Death, it was actually just a short story. But the intention was, like, a 20-30 page short story. It was much more of a streamlined, sci-fi, high-octane story. A little more genre.
I was just going to draw it and Scott was going to write it. And we were going to put it out as a 20-page one-shot as a fun side project.
But when we actually sat down and started working on the story, it took on a life of its own and grew in scope and ambition. And it became much bigger.
So we were thinking we’d do a 150-page graphic novel. One big book. That’s kind of how we proceeded for the last year and a half or so.
And then about six months ago, we got deeper into it, and it just became obvious that the story had these three natural break points.
There’s three arcs, or chapters. And we realized, well, why don’t we serialize them and put them out in three sections?
The new structure that gave us really helped us solve some of the story problems we were encountering. So it just clicked together.[/quote]
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