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Creating a graphic novel but stopping along the way to take some photos, eat some food and admire great art!

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Project Tabby – Act 2 – Page 9 & 10

Click for Act 2 – Page 9 Roughs.

The story switches from the 2 kittens back to Tabby and his family. Tabby is just about to discover that his family has had their fish stolen by a new family of cats and he’s not too pleased.

Page Act 2 – Page 10 roughs :
Tabby, P.R Dedelis, artwork, roughs, fish market

Page Act 2 – Page 11 roughs :
Tabby, P.R Dedelis, artwork, roughs, fish market

Psychosis by Adam Atkinson and David Coates

Click here for the Kickstarter project.

Psychosis is written by Adam Atkinson and pencilled by David Coates. I was provided a preview copy and some of Adam’s time to discuss his work. The project has been funded so it will definitely go ahead, it’s a good opportunity to get some of the stretch goals.

Psychosis is not a kid’s comic. Coates has done an excellent work with the action sequences and portraying the dark and violent world. The storytelling is crisp and it will be interesting to see how Atkinson expands on the initial issue. (He assures me that issue 2 is in the works!)

Cover :
Adam Atkinson, David Coates, Kickstarter, Showcase, Psychosis

Interior 1 :
Adam Atkinson, David Coates, Kickstarter, Showcase, Psychosis

What was your inspiration for the world? Is there any light of hope in this dark setting?

My inspiration for the world was one of complete darkness. I did not want anyone to feel hope or light, I want the reader to feel that even though Psychosis is willing to kill anything that stands in his way, he is still the only hope the world has. I want people to feel connected to him, and know that if this was a reality, we would need to rise up and do exactly as he does.

What was your inspiration for Victor (the protagonist) ?

I wanted to do something unique compared to what is out there. I wanted to tie in a lot of life experience with friends and family who have suffered through mental illnesses, and tie this into my character. I felt the best way was giving my character PTSD and Multiple Personalities, which will help our story but will also help bring some information to people on these illnesses.

We are working with a few ex-military members, a psychiatrist, and a few medical professionals to make sure we portray everything accurately. Also wrapped in, I wanted to make sure that people could relate to Victor, but that people would have trouble admitting they could relate to Psychosis. It makes you like the character while you hate him at the same time.

How far have you planned the story? Is there an overaching plotline you are working towards?

I have planned the story from start to finish. It is tentatively slated for about 25 issues. I am doing a rough outline right now for every issue, while writing issue 2. David Coates and I are ready to work on every issue together. There will be a constant plot of hunting down each of the SeVeN, but we have a lot of subplots already in play. Expect quite a few twists and turns, as I love a good surprise!

Are there plans to go to colour?

At this time we prefer the black and white as it really hits home for the story and character. His personality is polar opposite, so we want the comic itself to be full of polar opposites.

I agree with your decision. I think B&W really suits the story telling! Thanks for your time and good luck with the rest of your kickstarter project.

Click here for the Kickstarter project.

Interior 2 :
Adam Atkinson, David Coates, Kickstarter, Showcase, Psychosis

Project Tabby – Act 2 – Page 9

Click for Act 2 – Page 6,7 & 8 Roughs.

After the 2 kittens have stolen the fish, they enjoys the spoils! I really enjoyed writing this section of the story with the 2 kittens.

Page Act 2 – Page 9 roughs :
Tabby, P.R Dedelis, artwork, roughs, fish market

Dark Souls by A. R. Hicks

Click here for the Kickstarter project.

Dark Souls follows the adventures of Macroy and his companion Rockfel as they try to stop an ancient invading evil force of dragons known as the Morrigan from opening door to Netherlem and enveloping the world in complete darkness.

Cover :
Dark Souls, Kickstarter, Antoine R Hicks

Sample Interior :
Dark Souls, Kickstarter, Antoine R Hicks

As you mentioned in your kickstarter, this was your first writing project. What was your inspiration?

Firstly I was inspired by Ben Dunn of Ninja Highshool and Fred Perry as a kid. It wouldn’t be until I was in my late teens that I realize Dunn was Asian and Perry was Black. It impacted a lot as a Black kid growing up as I thought most people who drew and wrote comics were White. That only encouraged me to try harder to get into comics and it lifted my spirits as where I grew up most people told you would be good at certain things based on your race. Other inspirations are from 80s cartoon shows such as Jace and the Wheeled Warriors. games like Legend of Zelda, Final fantasy and later World of Warcraft. Tabletop games like Dungeons and Dragons. Steamboy got me into Steampunk as well as Fullmetal Alchemist as I had not heard of it up until that point.

Was it hard to get your team assembled?

Yes! We didn’t have everyone at the beginning while some of the team coming on later. Most people from the services (hire) website were expensive! At one point Jezreel Rojales and I had a falling out but it was resolved to complete the project.

What was your inspiration for the main character?

Deadpool meets Riley Freeman from Boondocks. Very high-strung, ambitious, unpredictable, and talkative while at the same time he is uncertain, compassion, and mature when he wants to be!

How far have you planned out the series?

It will have 4 chapters with the first 4 being the first issue.
It’s a finite series with a definitive ending.

Thanks for your time and good luck on your story and the kickstarter project.

Project Tabby – Act 2 – Page 6, 7 & 8

Click for Act 2 – Page 1 Roughs.

This is my favourite sequence of Act 2 where the two kittens (from the different families) work together to steal some fish!

Page Act 2 – Page 6 roughs :
Tabby, P.R Dedelis, artwork, roughs, fish market

Page Act 2 – Page 7 roughs :
Tabby, P.R Dedelis, artwork, roughs, fish market

Page Act 2 – Page 8 roughs :
Tabby, P.R Dedelis, artwork, roughs, fish market

Project Tabby – Act 1 Page 5 – Detailed Pencils

Check out Page 4 detailed pencils.

I’ll be alternating between showing the roughs and the detailed pencils by artist P.R. Dedelis. This one is a nice action sequence as the local animal control person chases out the family of cats.

Page 5 Pencils :
Tabby, P.R.Dedelis, Graphic novel, project start

Page 5 Roughs :
Tabby, P.R.Dedelis, Graphic novel, project start

Project Tabby – Act 2 – Page 4 & 5

Click for Act 2 – Page 1 Roughs.

Act 2 builds on the conflict as the new family of cats begin to steal fish away from Tabby’s family. It’s also the chance for the B-Story between the 2 kittens to develop. A second chance meeting as the 2 kittens literally bump into each other again.

Page Act 2 – Page 4 roughs :
Tabby, P.R Dedelis, artwork, roughs, fish market

Page Act 2 – Page 5 roughs :
Tabby, P.R Dedelis, artwork, roughs, fish market

Peackeeper by Nicole Kane and Matt Lao

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Gods of War, Demi and Kya take up arms as the Pæcekeepers to become the last line of defense the world has from itself!

Pæcekeepers is currently on kickstarter seeking funding to complete the artwork and fund the publication. The story revolves around two re-incarnated Egyptian gods (who comes back as girls) who are a militrary unit. The author N. S. Kane provided the script for the first 17 pages for this site’s review. It’s a strong introduction to the 2 main characters.

Cover :
N. S. Kane, Nicole Kane, Tao, Peackeeper

Sample Interior :
N. S. Kane, Nicole Kane, Tao, Peackeeper

Click here for the Kickstarter project.

Thanks for your time and the script! The artwork is Matt Lao is incredible.
How did you plan the relationship between the 2 protagonists?

I did try to make it a sibling rivalry between them.
In the end though, Kya really looks up to Demi as so much more.

The first part of the script was just the introduction. How far have you planned out the story and is the main villain appearing soon?

I have 5 issues in total planned out and there is a main villain coming into the next issue. He’s pretty nasty and enjoys pulling the puppet strings from behind the curtain.

So what’s the next steps?

The plan is to do the 5 issues and complete the story arc and then get it into a volume. The artist is locked in for all 5 and he’s very excited to get the second script already.

Thanks for your time and good luck with the kickstarter campaign!

Click here for the Kickstarter project.

Betty Wicked by John Daniel Taylor IV

Link to Betty Wicked Kickstarter

Betty Wicked lives in a haunted house,her car is possessed, her cell phone is lost in another dimension and those are the good things!

Created and written by John Daniel Taylor IV with pencils provided by Juan Francisco Moyano. This project is current on Kickstarter. Support the project to make sure it gets funded. I was provided a copy to review by the creator (along with some of his time!) and it was definitely a fun read with an interesting premise and characters!

Cover :
Betty Wicked, review, John Daniel Taylor IV, Juan Francisco Moyano, kickstarter, project

Sample Interior :
Betty Wicked, review, John Daniel Taylor IV, Juan Francisco Moyano, kickstarter, project

Betty Wicked, review, John Daniel Taylor IV, Juan Francisco Moyano, kickstarter, project

Thanks again for the preview copy and your time! I really enjoyed some of the horror references that you managed to get into the story.

What/Who was the inspiration for Betty?

I wanted a girl that acted real and modern at the same time. I like my characters to act real, so I wanted to create someone that acted that way. Betty hates bugs(even though she is not suppose to), but she cannot kill them. Also, she does not kill, she employs a nonviolent tactic to battles to incapacitate enemies. In other words, she can take care of herself.

How long was the writing process?

I originally wrote Betty as a backup character in 2004 for a webcomic called Frank Fletcher, Illiterate Psychic. Frank was a spinoff of another series I had running at the time too. Betty showed up in issue #2 and as I continued to write the comic, I found it was more about Betty and less about Frank. Eventually all of that was shelved, then about a year ago I went back through some of my old files and found the scripts to the old Frank stories. 3 months and a whole bunch of research later, I had a finished draft for Betty Wicked #1 and was ready to go. As far as the process, I am still making small adjustments to the script. The final will be different than you Review copy, but that is normal in this business.

How long and what steps did you take to get the project ready for kickstarter?

For the Betty Wicked Kickstarter, I planned months ahead. I can say this, the best tools for running a campaign is looking at other projects first. See what they are doing. See what they have to offer and see what you can offer. I have done a few of these, so I learned by trial and error. My first two Kickstarters were complete (unknown) failures. A lot of that was due to lack of publicity and not really understanding the business of running a kickstarter. You live you learn.

Good luck with your kickstarter campaign and really hope you get funded.

Link to Betty Wicked Kickstarter

Project Tabby – Act 1 Page 4 – Detailed Pencils

A quick showcase of the difference between the Roughs and Detailed Pencils for Act 1 Page 4 with artwork by P.R. Dedelis. The family of cats sadly watch as their local fish market is closed. This is the initial catalyst which makes this family of cats move into Tabby’s neighbourhood.

Page 4 Pencils :
Tabby, P.R.Dedelis, Graphic novel, project start

Page 4 Roughs :
Tabby, P.R.Dedelis, Graphic novel, project start

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