I’ve been going trough and cleaning up comic pages of my hybrid novel “A Film About Billy.” It alternates between comics and prose with about 88pages of comic and 50someodd thousand words. A friend of mine is doing an animated preview kind of thing that I’m going to send out to agents with my query.
Oh, and while I’m at it here’s a story summery:
A Film About Billy is a novel that alternates between comics and prose to tell the story of Collin Heart—a kid editing a documentary about his dead friend during an international suicide epidemic.
After high school Collin leaves the military base where his father and friends live. He moves in with his Grandmother to work on his film and wallow in depressed nostalgia. Billy the first friend of Collin’s to have died, let alone commit suicide. But, as the epidemic amps up, Collin is forced to recognize that it’s not just about him and his friend….or, at least not in the way he had thought.
The Mint Foundation, who gave him an artist’s grant to work on his film seem to have ties to his father’s work with the military, and somehow, Collin, his friends, and his documentary are part of a last-ditch hair brained scheme to save humanity.
In a world that has chosen to die, this is the story of the last person that wants to carry on, but can’t.