A comic series set in the beautiful city of Seattle, Washington by Jason Sutherland and Kevin M. Jones.
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
The first character I want to introduce is the young police detective Ms. Ai Yamamoto. It has been a long process in making this series and world, and a lot of characters have undergone massive changes in attitudes and roles within the story. But the smart and tough Ms. Yamamoto has pretty much stayed the same throughout the entire journey that we went through to make a final product. So for me as the writer I see her as kind of the rock, or an anchor of sorts. As we started fleshing out the story and the characters we had to have a ton of sit-down meetings (usually including chicken-wings and beer), and some of the characters were shifted around so much that looking back on some of the old ideas, just seem so silly. But Ai stayed the same, she represented the vision we had in the beginning and the vision we came up with in the end. I have been writing up short character profiles, and I finally get a chance to show them off to people. So enough of this reminiscing, without further ado, I introduce to you: Ai Yamamoto.
The creation of our comic has been a long journey and is far from over. Jason Sutherland and I (Kevin Jones) met about 10 years ago. From the moment we had a chance to sit down and have a chat we found out that the way we think, we live, we create were almost the same, from then on we became so close that I have no problem calling Jason family. We have put a lot of love, energy and effort into this project and we both believe in our hearts that we have made something special that will draw our readers in and keep them there. In these 10 years we have laid the foundation not only for this series, The Emerald City, but we have crafted a world in which we can tell a countless number of stories; something we both dream of doing. After we met, we decided to work together; then life got in the way. Both of us put ourselves through college and amazingly enough both of us moved to Japan, where we continued our life’s work. In this blog you will get glimpses of our current book, and the world that it is set in. We love bouncing ideas off of each other until we make something that we feel is quality and are open to criticism as well as praise.
-Kevin M. Jones