The Undeleted Scene
Submitted by Max Vaehling on December 6, 2008 - 12:41
Hereâ€™s one for the book extras, once Iâ€™m past the vol. 1 books and into vol. 2: The opening sequence of HOUSEWARNING, the way I originally wrote it.
The reason I added that extra scene on p.2 was, I felt I owed it to the readers to show the house since thatâ€™s what the plot seems about from what youz see on p.1. The original idea, on the other hand, was a simple, fun story about how Conny deals with the supernatural side of her life now. I had already drawn most of what you see here when I decided to have that looking-around scene. It changes the whole balance of the story, though. More emphasis on the house, less on how Conny makes herself at home there. So I had my doubts at first. During the following week, I discarded those doubts by scribbling the current p.2 and deciding it worked fine. Getting some extra work off my back so I could go on a weekend trip to the Netherlands may have been a factor as well.
I kinda like this version, too. More surprising, more matter-of-fact. Maybe Iâ€™ll change it back for the printed edition. Just so I can have a â€œdeleted sceneâ€ for the book. Yâ€™know, gotta delete it first and allâ€¦
So, which one do you like better? Not that itâ€™ll change muchâ€¦