The cool thing about 24-hour comics, if you pace yourself just right, is that truly anything can happen. You go in with a blueprint and you also leave things to chance. That’s how I do it. At least for me, I feel it’s important to remain flexible and organic about the process and incorporate things that happen during the 24-hour cycle into the narrative. So, let’s start with the facts. And here’s where, if the timing is good and I read your comments, either here or in a private email, you can suggest something for our story. That will be more clear as to how to proceed once I post the first batch of comics in the next couple of hours.
Okay now, we have a beautiful hotel that dates back to the 1920s in Seattle. What was Seattle like back then? What was going on back then? One thing that comes to mind in Prohibition and bootleggers! Maybe I can put that history in my story. And what about the location. Hotel Max is right in what we locals call, the Denny Way, due to how the streets meet in that area, led by Denny avenue. It’s really a central location. So, there’s a window into the creative process when it comes to dealing with facts, fodder for fiction. Below, is a really nice profile on Hotel Max, formerly the Vance Hotel. This is from Hotels.com:
The Hotel Max is located in downtown Seattle, Wash., near many of the city’s shops, fine restaurants and renowned theaters. Pacific Place is located 1 block from the hotel. Pike Place Market is 5 blocks away.
The Hotel Max was built in the 1920s by lumber magnate Joseph Vance, and was completely renovated in 2005. The lobby’s red-lacquer and black décor sets an artistic tone for the guestroom hallways that double as photographic art galleries. A 24-hour, complimentary business center houses 2 computer stations. Wireless Internet access is available in the lobby for a fee. The hotel’s 24-hour, complimentary fitness room contains television-mounted cardiovascular machines and free weights. 1 official meeting room is also available, and guests will find an open event space for hire also.
The 10-story Hotel Max offers 174 Denise Corso-designed guestrooms showcasing original artworks by local and regional artists and photographers. Slate-gray walls contrast with tomato-hued throw pillows and bed scarves. Beds feature pillowtop mattresses, pillow menus and down comforters. Bathrooms contain metal basin sinks, rainforest showerheads, marble floors and tomato-colored or neutral-toned wallpaper. Bathrooms are stocked with Aveda toiletries. Select rooms contain showers only. Rooms include wireless Internet access for a fee, and 32-inch LCD cable televisions.