During the course of the Outcasts of Jupiter Kickstarter campaign, some of the interviewers we spoke to wondered what the creative process was like when two brothers worked together on a project like this, and often asked the question "how do you two work together?"
I tried to explain that because we grew up so aware of each other's tastes, there wasn't much need for brainstorming. It often boiled down to a quick exchange of ideas, and any issues are generally sorted out fairly quickly. This exchange, taken from a Skype conversation last week sums up the creative process in a nutshell:
Shof: What do our walkie-talkies look like in Outcasts?
Shobo: Hmm, I hadn't really thought about that.
Shof: I used a stand-in, in the layouts. Some kind of transmitter.
Shobo: How about a flip-phone looking sort of thing?
Shof: It needs to be somewhat identifiable, because it's not in anyone's hands. It's left broken on the floor.
*a few minutes later, Shof comes to a realization*
Shof: Oh Lordy, you were thinking of Star Trek when you suggested the flip-phone. (Shof is generally not a Star Trek fan, and occasionally finds my uber-love of all-things-Trek, and TNG in particular, somewhat grating).
*minutes later, Shof sends over an image*
And now, that's what our communicators look like.
Shof will also be at Comic Con 2014 this year (on Thursday 24th). He'll have a copy of all our progress on Outcasts of Jupiter with him, so if you're in the area and happen to bump into him, say hi, maybe you'll get a sneak peek!