In 2010, I decided to adopt a formal writing and development process for my next project. I first developed an outline for my science fiction story and then expanded my bullet points into paragraphs. While designing my Martians, I worked with editor Liz Weintrob to refine my prose. My hope was that people might imagine hearing David Attenborough’s voice when they read the narration in this 36-page comic.

I storyboarded the whole comic in a sketchbook, which I referred to during numerous photoshoots. Using my photographed reference material, each element of each panel was drawn, inked and scanned into the computer separately.

Martian Debut was first self-published in 2010.