Radio check

 

Radio check scene that introduces a friend to the story. Little confusion with relating the idea of a radio/distance communication to a young reader. Another scene where they wave to their friend's house should help with this.

Radio check scene that introduces a friend to the story. Little confusion with relating the idea of a radio/distance communication to a young reader. Another scene where they wave to their friend’s house should help with this.

This scene is not in the order as the story would come out and where I am with the other posts on the blog. I think that’s okay, since I will be jumping in and out of a work in progress throughout this project. This comes in before the children go to sleep. Perhaps before the flashlight scene or just after that.

The scene introduces a character into the book. This is …hmm no name yet, let’s call him Joe for now. He is a friend of our protagonists and he lives just next door. The kids are sharing what they did for the day and making sure they both know they won’t be coming over to each other’s homes tomorrow since there is a hurricane coming. The scene emphasizes the use of communication-using a walkie talkie similar to what was shown in the earlier part of the book. Joe will be a link to the bigger picture later in the story as the hurricane comes into the neighborhood and really gives an opportunity to show what kinds of problems come when we have sever weather. The hurricane should help parents explain why they should be ready for when one is coming.

I might slow down with future posts on the blog. I am working on the storyboard again to pick up where I had paused and redirected my time to the artwork. I might post about the storyboard, but since it is more of an abstract/idea process it might be less productive to blog about. I will strive to keep posting as often as I can though, just because the objective of the blog was also to force me to keep working on the book.

Hope everyone has a good Columbus day out there.

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