Loving Jakes little comics. Looking forward to more of this character. -AM
Test Number Three.
Necropolis will launch at the end of August as an ongoing weekly webcomic. Stay tuned!
I got called in to tweak this mostly finished James Harren cover for Six-Gun Gorilla. The 1st issue came out last week, this was a variant cover. Click the link to see James’ version. http://jharren.deviantart.com/art/Six-Gun-Gorilla-359475227
The undeniable James Harren. -AMSource: kickstandkids
When I set out to write HEAD LOPPER Part One, I knew it would at least start as a self published project. And while I was able to round issue one off at a comfortable 23 pages of story, I didn’t want to box myself in to the conventional structures of popular comics, meaning three acts, 22 pages. I just wanted to write to tell the story without watching page counts. And actually, originally I thought I would get deeper into the story in issue one. Again, it just worked out that it felt comfortable at 23 pages.
Now I’m writing Part Two. The plot is thickened and I refuse to cut the major action sequence down to accommodate 22 pages. So issue two just might be “oversized.” I won’t know until I reach the end. But I really like the freedom of not caring where the page count ends. It lets us tell the story the way we think the story is best told.
Page count of course affects the bottom line ($), but I feel comics should be treated more as an art than it sometimes is. I don’t mean in terms of the respect it gets from consumers. Frankly I don’t care, but I mean the respect of the creators (and publishers?) themselves. A consumer will think whatever they want. That’s their right. We just create a “product”…. but wouldn’t it be nice if that product looked, read, and literally felt (tactile) like a piece of art. It’s kind of sad we put ads in our comics and the covers are the same paper weight as the interiors. But there it is again, that bottom line.
OK that turned into a rant…
I guess the point is I’m considering a Kickstarter for Issue Two. I’d rather not but printing issue one at such small quantities really breaks the bank. If I go that route, I promise to have super rad incentives and deliver a part two better than part one.
OK I’m done… I can’t believe you bothered to read this whole thing! Why?
Here’s another HEAD LOPPER review from the great dudes at ReadComicBooks.net
If you wanna snag yourself a copy of HL, you can get it here: http://andrewmaclean.storenvy.com
Hard copy for $6 and Digital for $3
Thanks again guys for taking a look at it!!!