After working on this story for about ten years I’ve finally decided to pull the trigger – I’ve realized it’s very unlikely to ever become a movie or book or musical or opera, so I’m choosing a medium I’m comfortable with and can work for free in my spare time – a comic. I also happen to love comics, I used to make them, yet haven’t made any in over 30 years… so for me this is a kind of fond coming home.
This is the cover so far. Disclaimer – I’ve worked it and reworked it, as part of experimentation and trying to find a style. It’s been difficult for me to find a balance between line and color, I think I’ve found it but I thought that before. This means it may still be a work in progress.
It’s supposed to show the protagonist in a symbolic quandary, indicative of her over-arching distress of not being fully human: she loves music, just like we do. She’s tried to play the blues on a guitar, but she pushed too hard and it broke.