Now this is what I mean by a more traditional comic book style - Don Edwards has updated and enhanced Kail's design and he looks the part of the cocky, ambitious soldier ready to plow through any obstacle in his way.
Kail thinks he can game the system he's been raised in and battle his way to a higher station in life, but what he doesn't realize is that the only way of life he's ever known is entirely corrupt. From the Emperor down, every person in authority knows to watch out for signs of ambition and initiative – and stamp it out. It isn't about the good of the people. It's about ultimate power for the Emperor.
Drawing attention in this kind of society is never a good thing.
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!
So, how are you liking the new look and organization so far? I tried a new thing awhile back, but... yeah, it didn't work. So I took a good hard look at what I do have, as opposed to what I want eventually, and discovered that I really have gotten somewhere.
I have beautiful abstract fairy tale art paintings to sell, a growing reputation as a face painter, new ideas coming at me left and right, and comics in the works! I'm so excited.
I have been to the SC ComiCon and had an absolute blast, it was so amazing and gave me so much encouragement that what I want to do is actually going to work. I will be at MonsterCon in Gaffney in July, and we shall see how that goes, and I've also booked a space for the inaugural Electric City ComiCon in Anderson, which will be August 8th at the library.
Lots of good stuff going on! And it was high time my site reflected that and really showcased my art and invited you to come explore the realms I'm creating with stories and art.
I am also developing an online class - if you're an artist and you've ever gotten blocked or stuck, and would like to build a foundation to earn money from your art, you might want to check out my upcoming Unblock Your Art Biz class.
Artist, writer, creator of stuff. I just want to build worlds for you to escape to.