Friday, July 08, 2016

Even more Patreon stuff

Yet another header image. This is a story based on an 8 page short I wrote and drew way back in... heck, I don't know exactly - '98 or '99 maybe? The expanded version was initially going to be a 12 issue mini-series, but I think I can tighten it down to 9 or 10 issues now. That often comes with getting better at writing: you learn to keep things shorter and more to the point (but still leave ample room for characters to breathe, etc...).

It's also gone through a name change. It was originally Take That Job and Shove It, but it was too similar, I think, to the well known song. This title is far better fitting for the story, which is about a guy who learns he has super powers and the life that happens around him while he's obsessed with chasing his dream of becoming a well known hero. You know how all those Disney films tell you to follow your dreams? And how the protagonist in those stories always succeeds in the end? Well, this ain't one of those stories. This is a story that resonates with the other 99% out there.

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

More Patreon stuff

Another header image for my upcoming Patreon page. Forgot to add this one last time. Recovery Incorporated - another story long in the making. Not as long as Simon Brizdale, but long enough. This one was originally commissioned for a british comics anthology magazine, but they ran into financial troubles early on. Not getting paid meant, for me anyways, not continuing to draw and submit the art for publication. I was pretty sad to see this project fall through and will be pretty happy to finally get it out into the world.

If you like Rene Russo's character from The Thomas Crown Affair, then you'll like this story. Mia Raven is very much like her character, but with a little more action added in. Kind of a mix of Thomas Crown Affair and La Femme Nakita (the original french version, thank you very much).

Monday, July 04, 2016

Patron stuff

Headers for the three stories I'm going to be starting out with on my upcoming Patreon site. More details to follow. First up:
Simon Brizdale and the Gauntlet of Kings - a fantasy adventure, my love letter to the stories I love, like Indiana Jones, Pirates of the Caribbean, Firefly, Lord of the Rings, Buckaroo Bonzai, The Rocketeer, etc...
Bimbo - an action superhero satire about a tomboy who gets unwanted powers and is forced to cope with the changes it forces in her life. The story takes a hard look at a lot of social codes we live by.
ONE - a modern drama about how we treat each other as human beings. My buddy Dean Deckard wrote this as a screenplay and I knew I had to adapt it into graphic novel form the instant I read it.

I'll also be updating my website soon, using one of the newer sites that do all the heavy lifting for a person - I've spent too much time learning and relearning web design. No more. My blog will be incorporated into that site once I make the switch. Everything will be consolodated and more regularly updated once that happens. Yippie!