Some at Kickstarter must love Blue – An Australian Cattle Dog Story! It (Blue – Kickstarter) has been selected as a Project We Love. Tabby was also previously selected as a Staff Pick so it’s a great honour to have Blue picked as well.
Blue – An Australian Cattle Dog Story has now launched on Kickstarter!
Please support Blue by making a pledge to receive an awesome reward ranging from PDFs to physical copies to original artwork and more. Even if can’t pledge, please help by spreading the word around and sharing the link around. I have received tremendous support for my previous projects and hoping with your help to get this one over the line as well.
Almost there with the next Sigmate Studio project Blue – An Australian Cattle Dog Story. Still on track for a mid September for the Kickstarter launch. One of the popular rewards are the limited edition A4 Prints which are printed on card stock. There is only 1 print run and the image will not be used for any future prints.
The first print is illustrated by Cheun and depicts Mary (who works at Animal Rescue) taking Blue out for a jog. I like how the 2 of them look like they are having a conversation during the run! This one will be limited to 250 copies ONLY.
Blue – A4 Jog
The second print is illustrated by P.R. Dedelis (who is the artist for Tabby and 5 Seconds) which shows Blue playing with James. This one will be kept in Black and White, I thought it would be great for the pencils to really shine. This print will limited to 150 copies ONLY.
Blue – A4 Jog
Previous prints from Tabby and 5 Seconds have been well received and I’m hoping these ones will also be! I’m very excited to get Blue finished as I ‘m very happy with the way the story turned out.
Posted: August 30th, 2016 under art, Blue, comic, Featured Artist, Website, Writer.
Tags: A4 Print, Australia, Australian Cattle Dog, Blue, Cheun, comic, Good Boy, graphic novel, kickstarter, Limited Edition, P. R. Dedelis
Everything is progressing with the next Sigmate Studio project Blue – An Australian Cattle Dog Story. The planned date is still mid September for the Kickstarter launch.
Blue – Good Boy
I like this panel of Blue and Mary. Mary is one of the main characters in the story. She works at the Animal Rescue centre and helps James out with advice on how to handle Blue.
There has some very positive buzz surrounding this graphic novel! Thanks for all the kind words and support that I have received. I’m really excited to get Blue from concept to the final printed copy and am happy so many people are coming along for the ride.
I am happy to provide a sneak peek into the next Sigmate Studio project that will be launched. The current tentative date will be mid September to be available for crowdfunding on Kickstarter. I’m very excited about this project as it will feature the first collaboration with a new artist Cheun.
Blue – Cover
The project is titled Blue and it’s a story centred around an Australian Cattle Dog. James (a country boy) is new to the city and adopts a rescue cattle dog named Blue to make him feel more at home. However Blue won’t come when called, won’t eat and loves hammers!
It’s a story of friendship with a lot of fun and humour included. I had a fantastic time writing this story and it is based on a true story. (More information of that to come later.) Over the course of the next month or so, I will provide more insights into the graphic novel. This will include writing thoughts and of course more artwork! I hope you’ll be able to support this project when it launches very soon.
Blue – Sample Internal Page
I received 2 incredible pieces of information today! I found out that 5 Seconds is now in its first Australian library and first Australian comic book store!
Where can I borrow 5 Seconds?
Ashfield Library was the first library to have both Tabby and Tabby Sketchbook. Now it’s incredible for 5 Seconds to be included as part of their collection!
Ashfield Library :
Ashfield Libary – Level 3 – 260 Liverpool Road, Ashfield NSW 2131
Where can I buy 5 Seconds?
If you’re in Australia’s capital, you can purchase 5 Seconds from Impact Comics. Impact Comics is the premier store in Canberra (ACT) and they have been extremely supportive of locally created comics! (There’s also copies of Tabby there as well.)
Impact Comics :
Impact Comics – 16 Garema Pl, Canberra ACT 2601
Posted: July 19th, 2016 under 5 Seconds, art, comic, Featured Artist, Website.
Tags: 5 Seconds, ACT, Ashfield, Australia, cover, Creative Arts Partnership, Dragons, Ellie, First printing, Future, graphic novel, Impact Comics, Inner West Council, Jake, kickstarter, NSW, Past, Present, Proof, sketches
Sharing the first page of 5 Seconds explaining the different type of panels in the 5 Seconds comics. There is a different panel design for Past, Present and Future. The Past panels have a more sepia hue to it while the Future panels are washed out.
The distinction was important in writing as it helps the reader know Jake is glimpsing the future or talking about a past event. It’s a nice effect that adds a little something extra!
Posted: July 15th, 2016 under 5 Seconds, art, comic, Featured Artist, Website.
Tags: 5 Seconds, cover, Creative Arts Partnership, Dragons, Ellie, First printing, Future, graphic novel, Jake, kickstarter, Past, Present, Proof, sketches
The first print run of 5 Seconds is done after the edits to the proof copies! It’s an amazing feeling opening the box and seeing your graphic novel staring right back at you. Printing services supplied by Comic Books On Demand.
First Printing :
Posted: July 1st, 2016 under 5 Seconds, art, comic, Featured Artist, Website, Writer.
Tags: 5 Seconds, cover, Creative Arts Partnership, Dragons, Ellie, First printing, graphic novel, Jake, kickstarter, Proof, sketches
It’s an exciting time in the 5 Seconds project! I have received the proof copies of 5 Seconds which will need a full review to make sure everything is perfect. At a first glance though, it looks all great. Printing services supplied by Comic Books On Demand.
The reward sketches from P.R. Dedelis have also arrived. It is hard to describe holding the actual artworks in your hands. I’m sure everyone who pledged for sketch rewards will absolutely love them. I think it’ll be very sad for me to have to give them away.
Posted: June 21st, 2016 under 5 Seconds, art, comic, Featured Artist.
Tags: 5 Seconds, cover, Creative Arts Partnership, Dragons, Ellie, graphic novel, Jake, kickstarter, Proof, sketches
The first round of lettering is now done for 5 Seconds and everything is progressing well. Some minor edits are required before the compiling all the pages for publishing. It’s definitely moving along well now! Thought I’d share a crossover sketch with Jake and Ellie (from 5 Seconds) dressed up as characters from my next project (Dragons). Hope you enjoy the artwork by P.R. Dedelis.
Coloured Edit :