Issue 8

It’s been a few weeks since we posted, that’s been my fault. I was recently granted a sabbatical and most of my time and energy has been going into writing and illustrating a children’s book. Once it’s done, i’ll link to some images. I probably wont be making much headway on this issue till Oct 1 and then I’ll really kick into high gear to try and get it all inked and lettered by Jan 1. That should leave Tim enough time to color it before C2E2. Here is what he sent me last week for page 4

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Issue 9 – What we have so far

Thanks for all of you that came through the south side last weekend. It was great to meet you all and I hope to check out that Pirate weekend in Wisconsin in August.

I’m going to try something new and let all of you see the next issue in it’s most raw form, the thumbnail phase. Since Dan is in FL now, we are working remotely and this is the first time we have had to digitize our thumbnails. I thought I would share with you what these look like at the early blocking phase. Click on the link below to access the full PDF story.

If you see anything that would make the story better, drop us a line.

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Anatomy of a page

Here are the almost final inks on page 7. I’m not sure where Danny got the idea to split the page up into pie slices but I do know that he likes doing that as evidence in the splash spread in issue 5

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I do think that there must have been some influence by Ditkos cover of Amazing Spider-Man 31

It was a convention I used expressly for one of my R&B covers

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Which brings us to the page itself.

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Mighty Con – Davenport

Thanks to everyone who stopped by last weekend, we had fun meeting a bunch of new people and spreading the word. Very sad news though, as some of you know, Dan is heading to Florida tomorrow and will not be coming back to the Mid-West. While this really makes me sad, he has some great opportunitiesĀ in the sunshine state. He will be greatly missed as he is a much better salesman than I am.

Regardless, we have issue 8 penciled and are working on inks currently. We both thumb-nailed out 9 and will start the process of refining the comps with the idea that Dan will continue to pencil down south and send his boards to me for inks and letters when he is done. We will probably have monthly Skype meetings to make sure everything is the well oiled machine it once was.

Happy trails Danny!

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Note the Captain America t-shirt on Ana
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Probably cover for issue 1 and 2 reprint. Only 4 issues of number 1 remain so your investment will likely be going up in the near future.