In 2010, I started working as a freelance web designer, which afforded me more time to work on my comics. For this next project, I decided to adopt a more formal writing process. I first developed an outline and then expanded my bullet points into paragraphs. While working on the design for my Martians, I worked with editor Liz Weintrob to refine my prose which I planned to use as the narration for my comic.
I storyboarded the whole comic in a sketchbook, which I used as a guide to photograph models, props, rooms, cityscapes and any other reference I needed. Each element was drawn, inked and scanned into the computer separately. As with Super Duper Ham: Day One, panel layouts were made in Adobe Illustrator and panel/page compositions were put together in Photoshop.
Martian Debut was first self-published in 2010.