If you follow my tumblr, you may know I’ve had a western short story in the works since 2011. A HAPLESS SOUL is out now in DWP #8, the latest issue of Digital Webbing’s anthology series.
Set in 1875, the story opens with former army scout Elijah Sixkiller awaiting execution in a backwater jail. It’s a tale of “western weirdness” written by me with art by Marcello Abreu, colors by Rafael Gonzaga and letters by Kel. Cover is by Gav Heryng.
Check out DWP #8 on comiXology here.
No page update this week, buuuuuuut:
PROTEGE issue 4 is now available for download in glorious high-res PDF, CBZ and CBR formats! As with all PROTEGE items, you can name your own price — just head over to The Depot or send an email to email@example.com.
Juan and I were both swamped this week, so no new page. Instead, I thought I’d ramble a little about some of my plans for the immediate future of PROTEGE, namely a trade paperback. If all goes according to plan, we’ll have all five chapters — the complete first story arc — wrapped by late this year. For now, I’m planning on launching a Kickstarter in
November February 2014 to help fund a print run, and I’ve been taking notes on successful (and failed) comic book crowd-sourcing campaigns. Here’s my initial thoughts:
- The fundraising will be about putting a high-quality, good-looking book in your hands for a fair price, bottom-line.
- The TPB will include all five chapters, plus an exclusive backup story featuring art by Kay (COMPLEX). The image above is a sneak peek from one of the panels.
- Various pledge rewards will include: high-quality color giclees of the covers to issues 1-4, original character sketches, an appearance in the comic as a background character, and a personalized “Person of Interest” dossier.
I’m still in the early planning stages, so I’d love to hear any thoughts and suggestions on what else you’d like to see included in a PROTEGE TPB and crowd-sourcing campaign.