I hope you all have been enjoying the fresh new look! That isn't all that's been going on - I've actually hired an artist to produce another five page prequel, and this one will be in full color, with a more traditional comic book art style. Don Edwards is now in charge of designing the final look for Kail - which is great, because it was whuppin' me trying to get him on paper like he is in my head - and the initial work is looking pretty good. I am really liking this process.
In fact, I've enjoyed sharing my vision and script and allowing someone else to draw it so much, that I may be looking for artists to do more of my stories! It's a bit scary, because I want to pay anyone I hire fairly and on completion. I do not feel right about splitting possible profits down the road sometime. If you've done the work, you should be paid - and that's that.
If you're an artist and you're interested in this upcoming opportunity for real paid work where you're treated like a pro and not a poor relation, drop me a note or a comment on this post about why you want to work with OtherRealm Studio. If there's an upcoming story on the preview page you'd like to illustrate, tell me which one!
I am also looking into figuring out a way to pay fans a percentage for sharing about OtherRealm Studio. I know other sites have a way to generate a unique link code for people to sign up and get a bonus for whenever someone buys through their link. How is that even done? It seems like a fair way to show some love for fans who spread the word.
Let me be nothing but honest right here (well, I hope I always am), and tell you that I'm in a bit of a catch-22 situation. I want to get the word out about the stories, so I can produce more stories, but there aren't many stories complete as of the present to get the word out about.
So, if you want more stories sooner from OtherRealm Studio, show some support and hope I do well at July's MonsterCon show in Gaffney, and feel free to buy some paintings in the shop or Zazzle swag at AbstractRealm. I'd appreciate it if you'd share the mission and the purpose behind OtherRealm Studio and the kinds of stories I'm producing. I can't do this without you, and I wouldn't want to.
Thank you all so much. Your support and encouragement mean so much to me.
See you in the OtherRealm!
First up, Penance Copper - a graphic narrative about a girl with superpowers trying to turn her life around.