Sometime around February of 2016, I gave a well known film producer, with whom we have worked before, a copy of a new TV pilot script titled “The Cuban Train Wreck” to read, a few days later I got an email from him, praising the story and saying: “…I loved the pace, it read like a good comic book…” His comment must have lodged in my brain because a few weeks later, while taking a shower (a usual place for me to have ideas), I suddenly thought, why not?
Next day I discussed it with my brother, who is also my business partner, and he became enthused by the idea. Mind you, although we have never made a comic book, our background gives us a good grounding to tackle this project. In the past we have published a book and several catalogs, besides a large number of printed advertisement pieces. Also during a certain period between 2002 and 2006 our main source of income was the production from script to finished product of animated shorts for advertisement and educational purposes. Added to the latter, we have 20 years experience producing movies and documentaries. Having said that, there are so many aspects of the comic book world that are new to us that at times it seems overwhelming, but we just keep on searching for answers.
Like many things in life, the beginning of our journey was pretty modest, but has signified a considerable effort both in time and money. When you hold the latest floppy of your favorite series on any given Wednesday, believe me when I say that you’ve got no idea about the massive undertaking behind it, literally hundreds of hours of work by several talented people. After having begun my exploration of this world, I only have respect for the people who dedicate their lives to comic book making and publishing.