A big question for me is how will people react to a graphic novel about war in the Middle East? Even though the story is whimsical, it involves talking whales and a miracle at the end, it’s still about Israel and Palestine, and the ever tense situation in the Middle East.  Will people accept the idea that you can treat this story as magical, and not have to meet the standards of a high-tech thriller or a dark apocalyptic vision?  Our story is, ultimately, one of hope. Is there room for hope among the conflicts, clashes, and brutality of the current situation?  These are big questions, and the answers will come when we put our vision out there as a graphic novel, and later as a film.