Well, this afternoon I thought I'd make a start playing around with the art style for the graphic novel. Here are the first four panels...
They're roughs...which basically means the composition's pretty much sorted...just need to tidy up the scruffy bits here and there. The question is...do you like a 'loose' art style or a 'tidy' art style?
I'm planning to release the graphic novel as a smartphone app, which means the frames are all portrait oriented, and the interface will be very simple - swipe left to go to the next panel, right to go back. Tap the top to bookmark, and the bottom to exit/access options.
Also, to make it more immersive...I'll have ambient sounds associated with each panel. So for example, the above panels would have the creaking and groaning of the ship's hull, the distant sound of screaming women and children...the faint roar of water pouring in.
What do you TR fans think? Would you be interested in downloading something like this onto your phone?