Someone once asked me why people with superpowers are only ever depicted as superheroes or supervillains and never, say, superchefs. It was a good question, and it got me thinking.
Soon enough, ideas started popping into my head. Characters with extraordinary abilities who used them for completely ordinary purposes. Stories set in a world full of superheroes but eschewing epics adventures for smaller, personal narratives. Not exactly a new idea, but it gripped me nonetheless.
So here’s how this works: twelve stories, one per month, released one page at a time every weekday of 2012. The stories are more or less self-contained, with their own narratives and casts of characters, but are united by a shared universe and basic premise. After the year is over, I may continue this project with a “Volume Two” if the ideas keep flowing.
I look at this as an experiment, a learning experience. Whether it succeeds or fails, the important thing is that I’ve taken a chance and put a piece of myself out into the world. Whatever happens, it was worth it.
- Ryan Blades