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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 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

Click here for the Kickstarter project.

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 hes 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

Project Tabby – Act 2 – Page 2 & 3

Click for Act 2 – Page 1 Roughs.

Act 1 serves as the setup or the catalyst of the story. With the closure of their local fish market, another family of cats enters Tabby’s neighborhood. Act 2 sees the conflict build as this new family starts taking fish away from Tabby’s family!

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

Page Act 2 – Page 3 roughs :
Tabby, P.R Dedelis, artwork, roughs, fish market

Project Tabby – Start of Act 2

Act 2 starts with a new day. It’s really a setup page with Tabby’s life on the left and the Fish Market Family of cats on the right. While Tabby gets up in his cozy bed and struts the neighborhood, the other family of cats had the brave the outside and are now planning their next move.

Page Act 2 – Page 1 roughs :
Tabby, P.R Dedelis, artwork, roughs, fish market

Project Tabby – Page 15 16 17 – End of Act 1

Project Tabby’s roughs of Page 15, 16 & 17. (Check here for previous roughs.) This completes the roughs for Act 1.

The Fish Market Family (from out of town) have now regrouped under the clock tower. Each of them of sharing what they have learnt about the new neighborhood. This ending to Act 1 is meant to foreshadow what they are planning with the action to commence in Act 2 and climax in Act 3!

Page 15 roughs :
Tabby, P.R Dedelis, artwork, roughs, fish market

Page 16 roughs :
Tabby, P.R Dedelis, artwork, roughs, fish market

Page 17 roughs :
Tabby, P.R Dedelis, artwork, roughs, fish market

Project Tabby – Page 14 Roughs

Project Tabby’s roughs of Page 14. (Check here for previous roughs.) This is the continuation of the B Story. It’s meant to be sweet but a very innocent meeting. The shape of the centre panel is more than enough to explain to the reader what is happening without words!

Page 14 roughs :
Tabby, P.R Dedelis, artwork, roughs, fish market

Project Tabby – Page 13 Roughs

Project Tabby’s roughs of Page 13. (Check here for previous roughs.) I’m particularly fond of this page. It’s the start of the B-Story where the male kitten from Tabby’s family meets the female kitten from the other family of cats.

It’s really a chance meeting where the 2 kittens bump into each other. It’s a lot of fun in Act 2 to expand on this storyline! Won’t spoil how this B-Story ends but I think it’s a nice conclusion.

Page 13 roughs :
Tabby, P.R Dedelis, artwork, roughs, fish market

Project Tabby – Rewards

Project Tabby is progressing well with only 2 more pages from Act 2 to be pencilled and inked. I’m currently in a position when I’m starting to get ready for the project to be put onto kickstarter (it’s a crowd sourcing website).

The initial rewards are pretty straightforward e.g. PDF copy of the work, published copy of the work, thank you credits. Where it gets interesting are the higher ranged rewards which are listed below! I’m very excited about these and hopefully when I get this project kickstarted, the backers will think so too. (All include a published copy of Tabby.)

Bronze :
A piece of original Tabby sketch by the artist P. R. Dedelis. This is a definite one of a kind item as all sketches will be individual.

Background, Tabby, project, personal, artwork

Silver :
Similar to the Bronze reward, however this sketch will be a lot more detailed with background included!

Background, Tabby, project, personal, artwork

Gold :
This is where is gets great! You can submit a photo and the artist will include it as part of your Tabby sketch. A piece of original artwork which includes your likeness.

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Platinum :
You get the choice of Bronze, Silver or Gold AS WELL as being included as a background character in the comic itself. Your likeness will be part of Tabby universe.

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