Jay Birks writes about a story of his own and incudes samples of work-in-progress; text yet to be added to the pictures. Great characterisation, Jay.
The story is called "A Paris Affair" Its set roughly around 100 years ago, a similar backdrop to George Orwell's "Down and out in Paris and London" but with no specific date set. It features "Raj" the main character, a journalist from South India. Raj has moved to Paris in set to become a better writer and starts his trip staying in a run down Hotel, the "Hotel De Nice" where his neighbour's are painters yet to be discovered, musicians, crooks, all walks of life from the globe.
Raj gets his first Job shadowing a local private detective for the crime section of the paper, there investigations lead to a String of Murders and suspicious events and huge culture shock for Raj.
I start by writing the script. then I play around with page Ideas and composition, always aiming to get a direction and feeling of movement in the page. I then draw the page up on A3, when I'm happy with it I then ink in good old Biro, Scan and apply colour on Photoshop!