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Tank: The first chapter of ARRO is called deployment. Let's start there. How long did it take you to get this project out?
Ali: 8 years. When I met Tara she had been drawing one of these characters forever and had a rough idea for a zombie comic. I didn't want to do a zombie comic, so we worked together to create something new.
Tank: How do you even start stories? What do you need? It's seems really hard to know where you open it all.
Ali: I think any story needs a hook, to keep you interested. @neilhimself is the ultimate at this. The way he starts #sandman is so smart, he sets up a whole world in this small, personal way with only three characters. I like atmospheric storytelling, which is what we tried for starting this story way back when. But I realize most people like and need more story than I do to get invested (I'm pretty satisfied with beautiful words and imagery). So context. Context and intrigue, that's what you need to start a story. I hope with our new intro we got close.
It's does everyone. She nails it. Stay tuned as we dive into the story more later today. Feel free to post comments or questions to Ali below.
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