I've wanted to illustrate a short graphic novel revolving around Ash, the days leading up to his assignment to the Nostromo. There's an awful lot of empty space to be populated in his story, since he barely appears in anything in the expanded universe, before or after the events of Alien. Trouble is, I'm hitting a road block story wise! Here's what I'm looking for in a story:
-Short story. Focuses on 1 week-1 month prior to his assignment to Nostromo.
-I'm open to the idea of WY choosing Ash out of a small number of qualified synthetic volunteers, re-programming him with special order 937 just before he ships out, almost as a dramatic, ultimate sacrifice type situation...but I'm not sure how to motivate his character to do this. He could possibly be going into the order blind, since it is a classified special order, which could end the story with him being hopeful about his future with the company or something...
-Drama!! I want to make this more of a drama centered around Ash. The xenomorph will be mentioned, and may make a brief appearance, for example if Ash knows about his orders well in advance and in detail, he could view them on a readout or something. I don't know, but they won't be present in the story. I want to make it a dramatic story. I'm open to Ash becoming a tragic figure, or something even more sinister than he appears. I want to expose new layers of the character but I thought I'd see what people might come up with.
Anyhow I'll be happy to recieve some input, ideas, etc and discuss! I'm new to the forum so hello!!