Thank you for all the support, comments, messages and emails regarding my previous blog post. It means a lot to me to hear from you regarding your similar situations. The fact that we can put out our own personal experiences, and receive that level of feedback, reinforces the need to just be honest. Admitting all that and hearing from all of you has kicked me back into working on my own ideas. I've willfully ignored a lot of what really matters to me just to receive a paycheck from clients.
But with that previous post, I'm back to what's important, back to writing scripts and building up drafts to destroy and rebuild over and over haha. Time to go step by step and edit/finish 'StarVeil' with the intent on jumping immediately onto 'Skull & Shark'. Both of these will be full comics with hundreds of pages(god help me). Quite a bit of 'StarVeil' has been worked out already, not only what's already available online, but what I've done on my own and haven't shared.
So, onto the next step! I've built up some funds working for clients over the past year or so to make sure I can ride out the creation of the comic. In the meantime I'll have to take on jobs here and there which will slow the process down slightly, but I've also tried planning for that as well. My lovely lady, Kim, has been running the 'Skull & Shark CO.' store that was set up late last year. We've been selling limited edition t-shirts and prints with hopes of being able to build up the store enough to fund bigger projects.
All of this is hopefully going to lead to a world where we wont need Kickstarter or Patreon to build up any of the comics. It never really sat well with me to use Patreon for 'StarVeil' as I don't think I could offer enough value to you with just the comic alone. What I would much rather do is give you something in return, whether it be prints or clothing, just something you can physically own while helping push the comic forward. What we may do, is eventually, when the comic is finished, create a Kickstarter to fund the actual printing of the book. That is to say if a publisher doesn't jump on board.
What we currently have, is 3 prints, 2 of which are 13"x20", the other being 15"x20", both with a 1" margin. They're from my 'StarVeil' series and are limited to 200 prints, all of them are major characters to the story, but hopefully you like them as they are! Each print is on museum grade canson paper, not gonna make believe like I know anything about printing besides what looks amazing, but this is a quote from the printer
- "We are proud to use museum quality acid-free cotton fiber paper at 300 gsm paper weight. We use a ten-ink color system alongside the standard four-color CMYK combination. This advanced system produces an extremely wide and accurate range of color, resulting in beautifully vivid prints."
If you'd like to help support the project, here is what's available now in our shop. Thanks for reading this and thank you for the support, I'm really really, another-really, looking forward to getting this book wrapped up.
If you'd like to follow along, I do a blog style write up in our newsletter(link on the shop) as well as share our next limited product runs!