Monday, January 7, 2013

Heroic: What Happened and What's Happening?

So as you saw two posts back I have put the unpublished script for HEROIC #1 up for all to read.  I certainly didn't mean to be cryptic about it all but I supposed a bit more of an explanation is in order.

The script (the 7th draft) wound up being an amalgamation of 3 different ideas I had that worked together, and for the first issue would all be self contained.  As the series goes one though, they would come together and help build an over arcing story that would define their universe.

When we started the project I had an artist involved who was generously giving his effort to the comic for a piece of the profits (actually 50% of) but he later left the project to pursue his own interests.  Can't blame the guy, he wasn't making money off of us for sure and he had opportunities to make actual money as an artist that left him no time for the freebies.  Sad to see him go, but okay.

Then we were put in touch with another artist (who I wont' name here) who was amazing!  Unlike our first artist though, this would cost us money, so we figured get the prologue done, which was about all we could afford to up-front for, and then go to a Kickstarter to get the art for the rest.

Then his health took a turn for the worse and he has been in and out of hospitals and pretty much vanished from the face of the Earth.  No one can reach him.  No contacts any of us have, even those of the people who recommended or vouched for him, work anymore.

Needless to say that started to make me feel like this comic was cursed.  Almost $2000 later we have nothing to show, other than my script.

It is heartbreaking and defeating to say the least.

So I decided to put it up and move on.  Figuring someone out there might as well read the story.

Then a friend on Facebook messaged me to tell me how much he liked the story and was looking forward to seeing it in print.  When I told him it was very unlikely to see print, he replied as follows;

"Don't give up! I realize that it might take a while but it's the kind of story I'd live to follow (even if only in script form)! Maybe if you put out a few more scripts you could build enough of a following for a Crowd Funding program like Indiegogo or Kickstarter..."

I gave some thought to what he said and I wonder, is this something folks would be interested in?

Let me know in the comments down below and I am very open to this possibility.


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