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Transhuman 3 – Foil Covers

While preparing for Transhuman 3, I thought I’d take the opportunity to do a test print of the FOIL cover and it came out amazing. It’s almost like a mirror finish and I think it went really well with negative space image. If you haven’t already, I hope you can press NOTIFY on the Prelaunch link below (or just click on the picture). This will definitely be one of the covers available when the Kickstarter goes LIVE.

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https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1917428739/transhuman-vol-1-2-and-3-rebirth-sci-fi-graphic-novel

2024 – Here we come!

I can’t believe it’s already 2024. I’ve been a little slack on updating this website so I thought I’d make it up with a long post to start the year off. Towards the end of 2023, Terralympus Volume 4 was launched and it was the most funded Kickstarter of the series. All you supporters are awesome! The digital rewards have been released with printing to kick off soon. The printing process can take 2-3 months but hopefully everything can be sorted much sooner than that!

The Australian Comic Kickstarter Awards ran again in 2023. This is its third year and Transhuman 2 received the top award of most funded and most backed. Again, you supporters are amazing! For a full link of all the winners check out this link. The series I help create, Fractured Shards got nominated for a Ringo which is absolutely mind blowing! I didn’t make the trip to Baltimore for the ceremony but if it gets another nomination in 2024 . . .

So what’s going to happen in 2024? I’m not the best at planning but I’m using the time writing this post as an opportunity to gather my thoughts from the year. Firstly it was a nice chance to shut down over the Christmas and New Year period (like Rivka and Adalyn below!). Transhuman 3 is bubbling ahead with Chiara currently working on the colours. The link to the Prelaunch Page is below if you want to press NOTIFY. (A small head’s up, there’s going to more Prelaunches through this post! Press NOTIFY on all of them so you will know when they go LIVE!)

Terralympus, Shaun Paulet, Keenan, Terralympus, Mia, Tabby,XCT, Most Wanted, Tabby, Tabby Sketchbook, 5 Seconds, Ellie, Jake, Blue, Road so far, Word Smith, Sparky, Rivka, Transhuman, Wolf Cubs, Gwynn, Emi, Kriv Transhuman 3https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1917428739/transhuman-vol-1-2-and-3-rebirth-sci-fi-graphic-novel.

All the artwork for Word Smith 5 is now done. We had to bid farewell to the previous colourist Peyton Freeman (thank you for everything) and welcome aboard Wilson Go who has slipped right into the steampunk world without a problem. I’m hoping this will be one of the projects I launch towards the end of 2024.

Terralympus, Shaun Paulet, Keenan, Terralympus, Mia, Tabby,XCT, Most Wanted, Tabby, Tabby Sketchbook, 5 Seconds, Ellie, Jake, Blue, Road so far, Word Smith, Sparky, Rivka, Transhuman, Wolf Cubs, Gwynn, Emi, Kriv Word Smithhttps://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1917428739/word-smith-volume-1-2-3-4-and-5-family.

Sisters of Blood is a collaboration between artist Abray Tart, Comics2Movies and myself. It’s a fantasy setting where 2 sisters are out to avenge their murdered father. Bound by Blood. Tasked with Vengeance. It’s been a really interesting series to help create and I’m excited for this one to come to life!

Terralympus, Shaun Paulet, Keenan, Terralympus, Mia, Tabby,XCT, Most Wanted, Tabby, Tabby Sketchbook, 5 Seconds, Ellie, Jake, Blue, Road so far, Word Smith, Sparky, Rivka, Transhuman, Wolf Cubs, Gwynn, Emi, Kriv Sisters of Bloodhttps://www.kickstarter.com/projects/comics2movies/sisters-of-blood/.

In 2024 it will 5 years since the 5 Seconds trilogy ended. The third volume was released in 2023. I thought it would be great to bring this series to new fans with a remastered version of Volume 1. This will include an amazing cover from Eric Gravel and coloured by Adam Ramos.

Terralympus, Shaun Paulet, Keenan, Terralympus, Mia, Tabby,XCT, Most Wanted, Tabby, Tabby Sketchbook, 5 Seconds, Ellie, Jake, Blue, Road so far, Word Smith, Sparky, Rivka, Transhuman, Wolf Cubs, Gwynn, Emi, Kriv 5 Secondshttps://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1917428739/5-seconds-volume-1-remastered-2-and-3-the-complete-saga.

Whew . . . it’s crazy to see how many things I’m juggling when you finally list it all out. There’s some additional projects I haven’t listed including the next volume of Fractured Shards and Wolf Cubs. I might expand on both of them in a separate post! Thank you for all your amazing support in 2023, it’s with your help that I can continue telling stories.

I can looking forward to the opportunities that a new year will bring! I just hope I have enough to time to get everything I want done, done! Wishing you all the best in 2024. Please feel free to comment with any resolutions or plans you have for the year.

Fractured Shards 3 – Ringo Awards

The Prelaunch for Fractured Shards 3 is bubbling along nicely but on an exciting note, the series has been nominated in the Ringo Awards. This is a huge achievement and I personally want to thank all of you who have been so supportive. This has been be a really fun series to create. I can’t wait to share some of the reveals that are coming.

If you’re a comic creator, you can vote in the Ringo Awards! It’ll take only 5 minutes and I hope you can select Fractured Shards in the Best Series catgeory. Link is below or just click on the picture. I have my fingers and toes crossed that we win!

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More Upcoming Projects

So there’s a lot currently happening at Sigmate Studio! Everyone is working away getting a lot of projects finalised. Transhuman 2’s product is bubbling along nicely and hoping to get the proof copies soon.

Word Smith is coming back with Volume 5. It’s still in the very early stages but be sure to press NOTIFY on the PRELAUNCH link. Lots more updates with schedules, work in progress will be released when they are available. This project will have Wilson Go taking over the colouring duties!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1917428739/word-smith-volume-1-2-3-4-and-5-family

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With the current volume almost at fulfilment, the next volume of Transhuman is in production! Keeping hush on the details but Razz Tsolmon is knocking it out of the park with this one. Hope you can press NOTIFY on this PRELAUNCH as well.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1917428739/transhuman-vol-1-2-and-3-rebirth-sci-fi-graphic-novel/

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Upcoming Projects for 2023

2023 is shaping up to be a HUGE year for projects! All the these below are currently in Prelaunch on Kickstarter so please click on the link (or picture) and press NOTIFY so you will know when they go LIVE. Transhuman will be the first project to launch and I’m so pleased to be able to continue Rivka’s story!

Coming Sunday 10pm (5th Feb 2023) is the Transhuman Volume 2. Cybernetics has now become the next arms race and Rivka finds herself caught in the middle when her past comes back to haunt her.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1917428739/transhuman-volume-1-and-2-adalyn-sci-fi-graphic-novel

Terralympus, Shaun Paulet, Keenan, Terralympus, Mia, Tabby,XCT, Most Wanted, Tabby, Tabby Sketchbook, 5 Seconds, Ellie, Jake, Blue, Road so far, Word Smith, Sparky, Rivka, Transhuman, Wolf Cubs, Gwynn, Emi, Kriv

Our favoruite heroic trio, the Wolf Cubs are back! With more adventure and excitement, will they be able to defeat the giant snail (GROSS!) and finally pay back the lich? Chris Pitcairn is back on artistic duties and he’s knocked this one right out of the park.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1917428739/wolf-cubs-volume-1-and-2/

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And finally fans of the sci-fi epic will be absolutely excited with Terralympus Volume 4! It’s the next epic instalment following what happens with our favourite senior engineer, Mia. Has Mia finally hit a problem she can’t fix?

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1917428739/terralympus-volume-1-4-sci-fi-graphic-novel/

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Fractured Shards – Aquila

The latest instalment of Fractured Shards, Aquila is now LIVE on Kickstarter. This graphic novels follows the rise of Aquila from a common street enforcer to one of the most powerful councillors in the LIGHTS and the people she stepped over to get there. I’m happy to be part of this project and hope you can check it out.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2067957354/aquila

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Word Smith 4 – Proofs

The proofs for Word Smith 4 are now here! It’s still amazing to hold the physical copies in your hands. Time to do a double check before the first print run. Thanks to everyone who supported this project! I can’t wait to start getting this sent out to everyone and then . . . getting started on scripting Volume 5!

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Knight – Prelaunch

The Word Smith Kickstarter was an amazing success with over 500+ backers and $20K raised. Thank you everyone who has supported this project. I’m starting the fulfilment process and will keep everyone updated with the progress.

While finishing up Word Smith 4, I’ve been collaborating with Comics2Movies and Martin Copping on another fantasy project. When the twin moon rises, the night will overtake the day leading to the month of darkness. (It was fun to design different creatures who have evolved to hunt in the dark!) I hope you can press NOTIFY on the Prelaunch for Knight so you will know as soon as it goes LIVE!

Link – https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/c2mnlp/knight-graphic-novel/

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Word Smith 4 – LIVE

Word Smith 4 is now LIVE on Kickstarter! I hope you can check out the latest instalment of this steampunk fantasy adventure as the Victoria and the gang head north to the icy city of Draklan! Check out this incredible artwork from artist JC Grande that’s a variant cover on the project.

Link – https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1917428739/word-smith-volume-1-2-3-and-4-trust/

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Word Smith 4 – Coming SOON!

Word Smith 4 is coming soon to Kickstarter! The story picks up from the end of Volume 3 as the gang head north to the icy city of Draklan. Don’t worry if you haven’t read the first 3 volumes, PDF and physical copies are available to pick up AND this is also a standalone story so you can jump right in. Be sure to press NOTIFY on the PRELAUNCH link so you will be notified as soon as it goes LIVE!

Link – https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1917428739/word-smith-volume-1-2-3-and-4-trust

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Did you miss out on the Wolf Cubs Kickstarter? For a limited time, you can still get your copy from IndieGoGo so don’t miss out!

Link – https://igg.me/at/wolfcubs

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