Makeshift Miracle Returns Today

I can’t properly explain to you how happy I am to finally be able to post up this first page of the new Makeshift Miracle.

In late 2010 Erik Ko, the head of UDON, showed me samples from an artist named Shun Hong Chan. The sensitivity in his line work and beautiful soft colour tones blew me away. It had a wonderful emotional quality. Erik knew his artwork would be right up my alley.

“Wouldn’t this guy be perfect for a story like Makeshift Miracle?” he said.

Absolutely. I’d always talked about writing another story that pulled together my love of manga along with modern supernatural fables like Neil Gaiman’s Sandman series. Those influences fuelled Makeshift back in 2001 and they’re near and dear to me.

“I mean, we could even do a new Makeshift if you wanted. Makeshift 2.0, something like that.”

I chuckled at the sound of “2.0” but couldn’t get the idea out of my head. When I originally wrapped up Makeshift in 2003 there was a lot left unexplored. I had a ton of other ideas, ways to expand it and delve into secondary characters and the nature of dreams. The idea of rekindling that sounded like a great opportunity. On top of that, over the past 8 years I’ve learned a lot about writing, pacing and dialogue.

The half-joke turned into a real conversation. If Erik was willing to give it the go ahead, we’d rebuild Makeshift from the ground up with Shun on art. As soon as his first character design sketches started coming in, I knew we were on to something special.

Throughout 2011 I’ve had to keep this quiet and barely anyone, even my close friends and family, saw any artwork or knew that this new story was going to be announced. I think part of the reason I kept it so secret was that couldn’t believe it was actually happening.

But now, today, here we are.

Needless to say, I’m thrilled with how it’s all developing and can’t wait to show you it all. I hope that as you follow along with our story the characters come to mean as much to you as they do to me.

Click on the page art to head to the new site

Leave a Comment

NOTE - You can use these HTML tags and attributes:
<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>