This past week has been a real challenging one for me on a personal level, but I made it through and the first issue of the new Blue Bullet arc is better because it (oh yeah). It’s funny because sometimes as creators we forget just how rewarding our work can be, especially when you have to meet a deadline ;)
On that note I am pleased to say that the site’s numbers have continued to grow. Odessa and Zomboy are still our most popular monthlies but Revolvers is quickly becoming the most popular title on the site (which is a real testament to the outstanding work Brent and Clay deliver on a weekly basis).
Also, speaking of huge numbers, I want to thank everyone who checked out the fourth issue of Odessa. Louie and I have been working non-stop on this story since we first met (literally) and we have grown quite attached to these characters over the course of 7 months (wow, its been that long already). I also want to thank all the loyal Odessa fans that keep us on our toes. I swear more information will be revealed as the title progresses and I’m confident that you’ll appreciate Odessa’s Birth of a New Nation’s 16 page finale ;)
The beauty of the short story: You know one of the questions that I’m often asked is whether I regret the fact that most of my stories have to be told in a short story format. Well, the truth is that I never really considered my format to be too much of a handicap. Now obviously If we could push out an infinite amount of pages in a relatively short amount of time our issue page count would probably increase by a few pages, but the truth is that I like releasing a slew of different titles on different subjects, and in order for me to that, with a limited budget and a pair of artists, I have to keep the page count to a minimum. I also consider a short story to be more challenging to lay out than a full 22 page comic, especially when I’m writing in serial format. Therefore I believe that if I continue to try and master the art of writing a compelling short then my pacing and character development will grow to where I can easily write an engaging 22-pager (which I have the few times that I have written one). So again, do I regret the fact that my titles are told in shorts, absolutely not. As a matter of fact I would urge all new writers to do the same, as everyone tends to want to write The Lord of the Rings their first time out ;)
On that note check out The Devil Died Different and Crying Rainbows! They are my first two shorts here on the site, oh and the art is pretty swell as well ;P
Halloween: OH YEAH, my favorite time of the year has finally arrived, and in good time too. I mean I was tired of everyone looking at me for “dressing funny” year round. I am also pretty excited about getting to scare old ladies and little children for the first time without getting arrested (don’t shake your head in disapproval; you know you do it too). Still, what I’m most excited about is…SEEING ALL OF YOUR COSTUMES (and yes feel free to make a homemade inkbot costume if you’d like)! Now don't worry you cynical bastards you, I know what you're thinking " HOW THE HELL ARE YOU GOING TO SEE THEM"…easy…POST YOUR PICTURES IN THE FORUM (remember those popular pre-facebook things that I’ve been telling you to post in for the last six months, yeah, those are called forums ;P )!
Well, with all that out of my system, I do hope you all enjoy your weekend AND I hope you all come back this Monday, November 1st, when we post the finale of Revolver's second issue! PEACE!!!