glambright wrote:how did you come up with all the ideas for Luna? Did it just come up or did you draw for hours on end? I like drawing Manga my self. do you have any tips? I know this is alot of questions but i hope you will reply. ;)
Well my husband and I write the stories and Shiei draws the art from the scripts we send her. She's done an amazing job bringing Luna and her friends to life! Kriss Sison is doing the art for Amazing Agent Jennifer, building on Shiei's designs and bringing his own flair. But again, the stories come from us.
As to how we come up with the stories... we plan certain story elements in advance - the big stuff. For that, it's the two of us brainstorming, coming up with ideas and running them by Jason DeAngelis, the publisher at Seven Seas. He'll sometimes bring our editor, Adam Arnold, into the loop. We ask ourselves big questions like 'What is Luna doing this year?" or "Who should be the next villain?" or "What are we going to show when we go back and show Jennifer's life?"
Some of the other big questions come out of older stories. We leave plots only mostly resolved.
So that's the stuff we plot in advance. The little things sometimes just come in the moment when we're writing and think "Oh, hey, this character should do THIS." Before we start to write the book, we map out all the scenes and sometimes the lines or the moments come up while we're doing that. But some of the best stuff is what I just described, which can be the most fun part of writing. Nothing's more fun than sitting down to write a scene and discovering a funny moment or sarcastic line or cool action moment that you hadn't planned.