School and stuff will probably delay the fourth issue, but it WILL happen. I’m trying an experiment of doing more “real life” Melies scenes in addition to movie scenes: it may work well, or it may be jarring, but one of the tricky things about this comic is that it’s hard for readers to connect to characters on an emotional level since they don’t really recur or develop. I’d estimate about a two month wait before the next comic comes out.
What do you guys think? I’m kind of shooting for a surreal, poetic vibe to these stories, and I’m less interested in making a big coherent narrative. On the other hand, I do want to write strong characters that linger in the reader’s mind! Are “real life” scenes jarring, or do they add to the comic in a positive way?