Another fairly recently conceived story. Although the idea for what could be called a "Female Conan" has been in my head for a while, it's never really made it past a few sketches.
Then towards the back end of last year I made a conscious effort to get it done. I think one of the main reasons is that since the beginning I had envisioned this story to be set within the same universe as Melody Baker, but in the very distant past. Approximately 6-10 thousand years before Melody is set. Because of the type of story, most people living in Melody's time would believe Serraq to be a myth and only a few would know the truth.
However there is a direct link between Serraq and Melody but that will only become apparent once the first proper big story of Melody comes out.
Something that I'm working on at the moment for Aces, but the format isn't being too kind to the story. I may have to totally restructure it in order to get it done. It's a bit tricky, but once that is done, then the rest of Melody's adventures can continue as they have been planned.
More on that for another time...
I also have a couple of stories planned for Serraq. Depending on how the rest of the year pans out, the next one would either be the last Volume of Aces this year, or possibly the first one next year.