Dusting Off & Smoothing Out
The problem with graphic novels is finding the time to be fantastic. Finding the time to craft magic and a futurist’s glance at the world we have now. Do we, as writers, go so far off current human experience that the reader is shocked in an ice bucket running for the comprehension train? Do we spoon long expositions into the gap, overstuffing the reader but filling their mind with the contextual world? Or do we trust that the intelligence of human kind is enough that they’ll pick it up as they go along?
Myth, legend and believability seem strange bedfellows in a comic book about norse gods in the future.