Good afternoon, everyone! Today I wanted to write about my most ambitious Spanish language comic yet. The title is Via Crucis, and it's a 14 part maxi-series.My inspiration for this came after gaining confidence in having written a few comics in Spanish.
For anyone that is not aware, over the years I have been writing short stories and comics for Silver Island Studios based in Puerto Rico, headed by my old friend and great creator, Jose Cruz. Aside from Weepaman y Weepito, I really haven't had any other experience writing a comic in Spanish. So I really want to challenge myself as a creator, and Via Crucis was born.
It's a 14 part comic based in al alternate reality Puerto Rico, where an event happened in the 90s that made PR an independent country and is inhabited by heroes/vigilantes. The whole story will take place in the 90s and will have many call backs events and popular culture at the time.
Many of you know that all my creations are love letters to the stories that inspired me, so, with Via Crucis, I want to write a love letter to comics like Watchmen, V For Vendetta, The Dark Knight Returns, gritty stories from the 1980s to early 1990s. I am excited and terrified of making a story of this magnitude and in Spanish, but if I want to continue to grow as a creator and continue to have fun, I have to get outside of that comfort zone and aim for the stars.
I have the basic plot points and how the story will end, I just have to flesh out the script and continue characters designs. I want to have that preproduction aspect done by the end of 2021, start production on it in 2022, and start rolling it out by late 2022 or early 2023. Thank you as always for reading, catch you next blog, stay safe!