Monday, February 4, 2008
the brainstorm for henry the hedgehog and penelope the porcupine
i like to write stories. i like to make comic books. my mom still has the comic books that i made starting in the 1st grade. yes, my geekdom started early! i would make them like graphic novels, covers, credits, and i would staple them so they had a spine, just like a real book.
i also did pop up books. i made a series of pop up books all based on the greek and roman mythological stories. normal for a 2nd grader no? of course not!
my art supply box has scraps of unfinished doodles of creatures, monsters, characters that i try to bring to life and then i get distracted or i am not ready to ink them.
recently, i have been brainstorming henry the hedgehog. i have always liked the name henry. solid name. perhaps because it reminds me of john henry.
today i sat in my office and this is the story that played out. a fat hedgehog that walks with a limp. he is shy and his limp makes him even more introverted. not sure if hedgehogs are even extroverted animals. i do believe they are against the law in PA to have as pets i think. anyhow, limpy fat hedgehog. he lives under a mushroom and sometimes frequents this bar located in a hollow tree stump. here the shady animals, ie. slugs, potato bugs, moths, and millipedes. henry collects herbs and enjoys cooking. so far, i think i wanna have him wear glasses. putting glasses on any animal makes me giggle.
i have a scanner, but i need to hook it up to my macbook. is this complicated?
oh henry and penelope are going to fall in love, but like any love story, there will be tragedy.