The End of the Beginning
The starting line is almost in sight! That sounds like an odd statement, I know, but there it is. With so many new comic books coming out every month for the last half century, you wouldn’t think that it is this difficult to make one. I certainly didn’t. So many things must be done before so many other things can be – it might as well be ballet choreography But on the bright side, we’ve got a great team, and a solid plan, and even if it is taking a little longer than expected, it is going pretty smoothly.
So, the plan is still to launch our Kickstarter Project for The Wardenclyffe Horror sometime in early October, with an exact date contingent on several factors. As most of you know, we already have a wonderful artist on-board and most of the details ironed out in terms of advertising, pitch, and strategy. In the next week or two we will likely post the most recent incarnation of our pitch video and the link to our Kickstarter project for some thorough peer review and proof reading.
If you want to know more about how things are coming though, and maybe even see some pictures – keep reading.
Okay, so I might feel a little bad that I implied we had some more finished art to show you, but just a little. We don’t have any finished pages, but we do have the next best thing. This morning, our incomparable artist, Robert, sent Chris and I some rough page layouts for the 5 pages we are doing to help as we
beg for money search for fans and funding on Kickstarter. I was expecting some blocking along with some shades and shapes to make sure we are on the same page, but he exceeded those meager expectations. Take a look:
Now I know some of you are thinking, “David – you aren’t going to try to publish that are you? We we’re expecting something a little more professional,” and you would be right to think of it. Even though this is wonderful for a rough, it is hardly what I would call finished; you might also notice that the dialog is absent.All good things come to those who wait. Within a few days, the content of the image you see above will be shaped and refined into an image in quality not so different than the one you see below:
This example of our artist’s previous work was colored afterwards, so you can expect a little more shading in our version, but you get the idea. Things are really starting to come together, and I am very excited. Don’t forget to follow this blog so you can keep an eye on all the details; the only thing I love more than sharing these behind the scenes details with the readers of this blog is the feedback they provide.