Surface Tension is a dark and lovely tale of an alien force that has risen to the Earth’s defense, and of humanity’s struggle to survive against its wrath.
It’s the only form of entertainment that is working your brain on both sides at the same time. Because you, as the reader, are essentially the director of the story. You change the pace of how fast things go between panel to panel. You put the character voices in your head. You interpret the artist’s artwork, for the expressions and for the movement. There’s a whole lot of interpretive stuff that goes along with the cognitive things in reading the words from panel to panel. So in that way, comics are an incredibly powerful form of education, one that really ignites the imagination and the love of reading for so many people.
“Structure’s vital in writing and that makes co-writing possible. Al & I batter out the series A plot between us, then we have 15 issues in a ‘season’ and we split them in half. Some issues are co-written, some are two-parters with each of us taking one half. But we both have our bits to write, then they get passed back and fore so we can edit a wee bit.”
“There are adventures pocketed inside moments in other adventures – the life of this wandering Time Lord is truly labyrinthine. He could literally have a century of life or more left in this incarnation between The Waters of Mars and The End of Time, but that would be ‘soon’ to him. It’s all wide open, all relative.”
Sarah Manning discovers that she is one of multiple identical sisters, clones, each raised in a completely different environment resulting in completely different personalities. The first issue of the comic series retells the series pilot in snapshot form, focusing almost exclusively on telling the story from Sarah’s perspective.