Good thing Siren plays a lot of Golden Eye.
New update over at Vacant’s official site: http://imaginetheending.net/Vacant/
Okay, so Michelle and I decided to do what we’d like to call “The Morning Ritual Challenge” a couple days ago. Basically it is this:
Pick one of your characters and then write a very detailed description of what their morning routine is. When do they wake up in the morning? What type of toothpaste do they use? What did they eat from breakfast? And so on and so forth.
The challenge seems very easy, but actually is a lot harder than you think it is. If you haven’t done something like this, try it. You might learn something new about your character that you didn’t before.
I did one for Hayze. I’m going to post it up under “read more” for anyone who would want to read it. However, i extended it a little bit. i wrote about his entire day, if nothing exciting is happened in it.
So here’s an embarrassing video of me talking about myself and Illegal. It’s embarrassing because I am in it.
No, but seriously, if you are unfamiliar with me or my work, I go over who I am and what I’ve done. I also talk about Illegal, it’s stretch goals, and our plans with it. Also there is a lot of thank yous.
For this Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/787527503/illegal-by-jeremy-whitley-and-heather-nunnelly
So, I get a lot of people suggesting actors and actresses for the role of multiple characters of the fake VACANT movie or TV show that is never going to happen. Sadly, I can’t edit our old beloved list of fan-cast list, so I decided to make a new post with the images grouped together.
I added a couple of new people. I personally think there is way too many white people picked for Hayze’s role. If anyone has any suggestions they’d like to share, please do.
Frank Darabont (the creator of The Walking Dead TV show).
Joss Whedon (director of Avengers)
Yet to be chosen.
In “Illegal” I wanted to take that same sort of story - a girl from Mexico who has an abusive father and no future worth speaking of makes a split second decision with her mother to leave it behind in favor of a chance to do or be something better. But what I also wanted to do was bring in the current landscape of modern technology, government surveillance, and the increasingly ridiculous state of immigration reform in the US.
The thing that always bothers me about sci-fi stories is that we come in so late in the story. We only really see and learn about the government corruption and abuse when it threatens the life of our well to do young white and male protagonist. That’s not the beginning. First they isolate the outsiders: the poor, the sick, the powerless, the minorities. If the government is turning against the young strong white men, then a lot has already gone down. Where are the stories of the sick who were experimented on? Where are the stories of the minorities whose cries of racism were ignored? Where are the stories of the ones who aren’t missed when the government turns on them, because the government convinced you that their very presence was illegal?
What resulted was “Illegal”, a story about Gianna Delrey - a young woman who is living outside the system and in constant danger of being arrested and detained just for daring to exist in America. But the America she knows is one where the rich live high above the ground in rooftop villas and build themselves neighborhoods they never have to leave hundreds of feet in the air. One where the poor and undocumented are forced to live off the scraps and face constant harassment from the authorities.
But in a world where every move of every citizen is tracked - from their location to their purchases to who they meet - being invisible can present an interesting opportunity in the right hands. And when one of her upper class employers decides to turn on her, Gianna finds herself on the run and falling in with a group that deals in black market identities.
I wanted to see the insane chases through the skyscrapers the make up the city. I wanted to add elements of parkour and sci-fi action. In a world that’s packed full of people stacked into massive buildings, it’s possible to have a foot chase hundreds of feet in the air. Gianna will be jumping out of apartment skyscrapers and onto rooftop gardens with no net and no chance of rescue. Gianna and her new friends will be using the skyscrapers under which they’ve been buried as their paths weapons and escape routes.
When Jeremy pitched to me Illegal I was immediately grabbed by the concept, and the fact that GIanna was the female lead. For a while I had wanted to draw a comic with a woman main character, and I was glad that I was able to collaborate with Jeremy on the project. The script was very in depth and explored a lot of politics that we deal with today –racism, sexism, abuse, and the immigrant system. It was a very powerful piece that I think comic books fans today would thoroughly enjoy. Illegal is smart, daring, and different. It stood out to me, and I I am confident others will feel the same.
We’ve reached $2,500! Thanks so much! And if you haven’t had a chance to donate or share, please jump on!
Guys!!! Go and support Illegal! Its going to be an amazing comic!!!!
Almost to the halfway point! This is exciting! :)
As of this morning we still haven’t made it halfway. Won’t you give us a hand?
This looks project looks like it has an extremely fascinating and poignant story to tell. All the best Sci-Fi possesses at it’s heart, some kernel of social truth. I’m very excited to contribute to this.
Okay, ladies and gents! The Illegal Kickstarter is up. I am the artist and the wonderful princelesscomic (Jeremy Whitley) is the writer!
Please back it and spread the word. Every rebog and dollar counts. Thanks everybody!
"Illegal" follows the story if Gianna Delrey, an undocumented immigrant living in the shadows of an enormous city. All citizens received a microchip that tracks their movements and stores the history of their lives. Anybody without a chip is an illegal. They can’t be tracked, but if they’re caught, they wind up in the deportation camps - where the wait to be deported has become so long that most people die just trying to survive.
More character development.
People asked me to post more, so here it is. I’m actually very relieved everyone likes these cause there’s quite a bit of sexuality in VACANT. Not very obvious in Volume 1 but it starts showing up around issue 9. I was really worried people would be turned off.
But if people approve of that stuff than great! I’m glad. :)