Yeah, it's a bit past Christmas. I've been kinda busy. How about you? I hope you've all had a great holiday.
I have news!
The first issue of SoulBound is complete!
Not finished, but all the pieces are there and assembled. 20 full-color pages of art and story to get you into a world of sorcery and secrets with our hero Becca, and the introduction of the captive warrior Torrin. It's going to be awesome.
But just to make sure it's awesome, I'd really love for a few experienced comic creators to look it over and give me some feedback on how it can be improved before I declare it fit for print. So I'm looking into that.
It's been a long process, and it seems like the more I work on it, the more there is to do! I want to figure out how to make it easy for stores to sell and how to get it distributed to stores. A bar code would probably be useful for that. I don't want to get an ISBN unless I absolutely have to. Those are expensive and a bit much for an issue of a comic. And probably at least a few people quit reading at the second sentence of this paragraph and said, “Oh, I know how to do that! Just get it listed with Diamond!” Yeah... I've been thinking that over and weighing the pros and cons there. The farther I get in, the farther there is to go....
Related to that, I have some questions for you. If you are reading this, please sound off! I need to get a big sample and everyone counts. (You can answer in comments here, or if you want checkboxes, click here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VK662KS
1. Are you interested in my comic miniseries SoulBound (a Fantasy Adventure with Beauty and the Beast tropes that takes place in another world)?
2. Do you shop at comic stores? If not, what store do you shop at that you'd buy comics from?
3. Do you buy comics online?
4. Would you rather buy digital or print comics?
Feel free to detail why or why not for any or all of these questions, and please help share the survey! If you are interested in my soon-to-be-released miniseries and you're not signed up for my newsletter, please sign up here!
If you aren't interested, no hard feelings! It's not everyone's genre or media. Maybe you know somebody who would be interested, though, and I would appreciate it very much if you would share this survey with them. I'm doing all I can to create a great, fun story packed with action, adventure, romance, mythology, and a twisting, turning rollercoaster of a story arc – but getting it in the hands of readers who will love it is the real tricky part.
I need to know how many readers and where they are so I can have it there waiting for them.
After this first issue, I should be able to go faster on producing the rest of the series. I've learned a lot, but there's more to go.
Artist, writer, creator of stuff. I just want to build worlds for you to escape to.