The Perils of the Grand Design

This all began with a comic script I was working on.  I had a killer idea, one that would quietly build up steam over the course of (let’s just ballpark it and say) 18 issues into a stunning, heartfelt climax.  So I scripted the first issue and it was boring as hell.  Literally.  Picture the hell of an adrenaline junkie.  Picture the BMV, except with endless lines and you STILL can’t bring a water bottle or cell phone in lest you get yelled at because what if it were a bomb and the terrorists were attacking a suburban Bureau of Motor Vehicles office in northern Ohio.  Then, turn that into a comic book script.  That’s how boring it was.

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