Thursday, August 25, 2011
Botaram is usually composed start to finish in Illustrator. However, when no computer is handy, I take notes with what's available. This sketch was drawn on a placemat at the Morristown Diner in early September of 2006. It constitutes very rough layout notes and dialogue for entry 5, "On Deeds". I apologize for my atrocious handwriting.
This is the entry where I decided on Aun's name. He appears as "Aut" here, which could mean anything, and I suppose that's why I changed it. While composing the entry in Illustrator, I decided that something else needed to happen in the background, so I quickly made a flying critter to land on the tree. This is how the khirrik was born, and at the time I had no idea how important it would later become to the story.
In the last panel, Chax reminds me a bit of New Jersey.