Sunday, September 28, 2014

Comic Series Planning - Part 1: Concept Art

As the handful of people following this blog know, I have been fairly quiet of late.  Other than mentioning a few Supergirl fanfic comics I've made, and making a couple of posts about how "busy" I've been, I haven't been updating this blog very much.  I discussed a few of the reasons why that's so about a week ago, but now I'm going to reveal a little bit of what's kept me so busy all this time. It's not that I didn't have any spare time... it's that I was working on something I wasn't ready to make public yet.  And I'm still not ready to make much of it public, but I thought I'd post a small glimpse.

First a little bit of history.  I've always loved to write, and particularly to do creative writing of fiction -- usually either fantasy or science fiction. I've also loved comic-books for many years, and when I was a kid, I wanted to write my own comic-book. The problem, of course, is that I can't draw worth a darn.  Oh sure, I tried as a kid, and for a 10 or 11 year old, my drawings weren't so bad.  But when it comes to the human form, I'm terrible at it.  And so, although I always wanted to write my own stories in comic-book form, I never could.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Supergirl: Last Daughter of Krypton #3

Today I release the 3rd issue of my fan comic series, Supergirl: Last Daughter of Krypton.  This issue is the third and final part of the 3-part story arc "The Supergirl from Krypton" and is called "Trouble at the old mill."

Following the events of issue 2, Linda Danvers and her father, officer Fred Danvers, investigate a series of young-adult disappearances and livestock killings in the Smallville area.  As Supergirl, Linda patrols the area, eventually discovering the abandoned old sawmill where the crazed Dr. Pendergast is conducting his evil experiments.  She learns the truth about why he is creating these superhuman creatures, and has to figure out a way to stop him without hurting anyone.

This 28-page digital comic is fully rendered using DAZ Studio Pro posing software, including hundreds of dollars of premium, high-quality art content.  Because this project is a hobby done for personal enjoyment, I do not make the comics generally available, but anyone who would like to read them should contact me and we can work something out.

The entire story arc has also been collected into a single, 87-page "digital trade paperback" with a new back cover and all the content contained in the three-issue arc.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Back from the great beyond...

Greetings, readers.

It's been a while, and first, I want to apologize for not having made any posts in 2 months. I have been extremely busy with a variety of things and have not been able to keep up my regular posting here. I'm going to briefly explain why.