Into Namarhel

by Jan Michal Lucki, August 18th, 2021

A long, long time ago, a good friend and I wanted to create a graphic novel. The year was 2008. I had a story in mind, and he would draw the art. We were planning 12 issues, and to self publish. Life got in the way, as it does. We still talk about it, occasionally.

By the time we abandoned the project, my friend had a few sketches done (the one above is his), and I had written a rough draft of the manuscript for the first issue. I also had a few storyboards, and copious amount of notes; character descriptions, the beginnings of a plot, and some beats for the beginning, middle and end of the story.

That story has never left me. I've always wanted to come back to it, to tell it, to share it, but I never knew where, or how. Between all my other running projects, I can't dedicate the amount of time needed to turn this into something like a novella, at least for now. That's where the scrawls come in.

Into Namarhel will be a running series. They will still be scrawls. A scrawl, as far as this website is concerned, is a scribble, a passage of undetermined length, a story fragment written and shared with little revision. Into Namarhel will be built that way. There are four pieces now, that introduce the story, with more to follow. Eventually, when put together, the individual pieces will form a whole.

Bo August 19, 2021 at 6:20pm

It's a bloody beginning of a story... hope it'll turn into something good and beautiful.

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