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The Boston Comic Con has been postponed.
But, everyone here was real excited about it, and lots of folks have already come from far away. And, mostly, there’s no way those bad guys are going stop us from having fun.
The League of Ordinary Gentleman Podcast Afterparty is still going on.
McGreevy’s pub, Saturday night.
At Larry’s comics in Lowell,
The Show Must Go On.
Somewhere in downtown Boston
Comicopia is having sales all weekend and hosting Image artist Nate Bellegarde on Saturday.
At Comicazi here in Somerville,
Jason David Frank is announcing a few different meet-n-greets.
Nerd Rage Toys is having a 25% sale all weekend.
And maybe more to come.
Rapid City #4 shipped last night.
It should be in my hands on Thursday.
In plenty of time for The Boston Comic Con on Saturday.
I am planning on going to the post office this Tuesday afternoon.
If you want some books, get in touch with me before then.
Issue 1– 3 bucks
Issue 2– 3 bucks
Issue 3– 3 bucks
Shipping and Handling– Whatever you feel like paying.
Paypal is easiest for me, but you can also send me cash or checks.
I just finished my script for this month.
It is in the Marvel Style, so I guess it isn’t really done until it goes off to the printer.
I realized, though that I had been over-writing it. I was going into too much detail when I didn’t need to.
Hopefully, Kav will like and be able to do lots of cool stuff with it.
If, and when, he does, I will be sure to post some of it here.
It is the 16th of March, and I have no new rapid City script to post.
That is not a sad thing, however, because Kav and I have been working on a different script project.
This method we are using is much more collaborative, and that makes it harder to predict how long it will take to get it done.
That script is not complete, but it is done to the point where it is at least usable by an artist.
I am not really happy that i missed this deadline, but i am not crushed by it either.
I have been a few days late in the past… and I am breaking in a whole new method of getting comics done. So, I give myself a little grace period there.
I just got word from two more cool artists.
They have agreed to do Rapid City pin-ups in up coming issues.
For me, this is a cool way to build relationships in the business as well as fill page space.
Story-wise, it actually helps to fill in some dramatic gaps. For example, I was worried that the character Hourglass might not be carrying the dramatic weight that she needs for the next four issues.
By running some pin-ups featuring the character, I remind the reader that she will be important and they should look out for her.
I also, hopefully, makes the reader curious about who these characters are.
Tomorrow is the 15th and I do not have anew Rapid City script ready to go.
The one I have is barely begun at all.
If you look at the dates on this post, and on the previous one, you will notice that I have taken a month off.
I needed it, and it was a good place in the story for a break. Plus, right now I am about 35 issues (and thus, 35 months) ahead of the art. So, I think i have a little break room there.
That said, I am starting work on my next comic… and it will not be Rapid City.
THAT SAID… I am not done with Rapid City at all. I have barely begun with Rapid City. But, the very long safety buffer between me and the art gives me some room to flex some different muscles.
My rule is to have a new script every month, but it doesn’t always have to a Rapid City book.
I am going to be working on a sci-fi/romance comic that I can use as a pitch-piece for other companies.
Have a very happy Valentines Day
I forgot to post this here, but I finished the script for issue #39 last night.
It isn’t perfectly paced. There might be a little too much crammed in there.
I wish that I could make this story like a major “event” book so that the side stories could play out in other books.
As it is, I had to leave a few threads dangling.
Nothing large enough to be a plot hole, but large enough that it feels slightly incomplete.
Incompleteness, however, is not a terrible thing in an ongoing series.
I will do the edits and getthe thing posted today or tomorrow.