Unfortunately, I realized that as these events lined up, what happened and why it happened made less sense. The mysterious identity of my criminal mastermind was pretty transparent and the story itself overly complicated. And then I just ran of steam. I put this project on the back burner and was content to distract myself with what would have been a Transformers parody comic mini-series. But given the legal challenges of such a project, after several months of development, that project was permanently shelved.
2013 and 2014 were difficult years for me personally. I decided to transition from freelancing to working full-time, which would provide a regular schedule, less time for procrastination and more money for printing comics and participating in shows. As I settled into my new routine, I also returned to my exploration of superhero archetypes in comics and movies. Suddenly, the narrative solutions that I needed for my SDH story began to reveal themselves.
It’s now July 2015. Time to get back to work.