Part 5: Milestones Making a 120 page graphic novel, you need a set of landmarks or you’ll get lost. I started with dividing the story into three parts. Seemed like an appropriate number. I have now finished the first 40 pages and printed a sample for presentation. The three acts don’t completely follow the Hollywood standard, […]
A friend of mine just e-mailed me this picture he shot in New York city. Seems the publicity people behind the new Willis actioner “Red (Special Edition)” have paid a visit to the “Devil’s Concubine” website. Thanks for the homage!
Some time in the early Nineties, I was involved in a grandiose project of making a generic role-playing game for the Danish market. Somewhere between 20 and 30 writers participated in what was supposed to be three books; a rule book (“Vision”), a fantasy book and a near-future one (working title “Fusion”). I was – […]
Part 4: References I mentioned earlier, that films such as “The French Connection” and “Bullit” are some of my major influences on this project. It’s a contemporary story, and yet the cops look like they wandered out of an episode of “Streets of San Francisco”. I wanted them to look off, like they’re relics in […]
Part 3: Shark Sequence What’s the first color you think of, when you think of a cop drama? Blue, right? So I decided I wouldn’t use blue in at all. I started doing the book in monochrome, yellowish-grey tones, with the plan to go over it again on the computer. But having done the first […]
While we are waiting for the US edition of “The Devil’s Concubine“, it’s now possible to enjoy – and rate! – the International trailer at comicbooktrailers.com. Go! Click! Five stars!
Part 2: INT: HOTEL Always have someone killed in the first scene. That’s my goal, anyway. Originally this opening scene was longer, but something as mundane as page count made me decide to cut it here. More of a cliffhanger that way, too. The inciting incident is actually borrowed from “Bullit”, just as there are […]
My old friend Rune Christensen asked me to write the script for his animation short “Down the Road”. The premise was to make a cartoon thriller, in black and white, with a minimum of effects. In reality, this could have been filmed with just two people in a car, and be finished in less than […]
Part 1: A new project takes form Having finished the script for “The Devil’s Concubine”, another story started brewing in my mind, starring the two cops, Maynard and Alphonse. I wanted it to look just like any other cop buddy-movie. Maynard a grumpy family man constantly worried about not being in control, Alphonse a young, […]
My graphic novel “The Devil’s Concubine” is coming out in the US next year. I’m celebrating by cleaning the bathroom, having a coffee and changing the language on this blog to English. While we’re anxiously waiting for my international career to take off, here’s a look at my next book, “Stiletto”, a spin-off more than a […]