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About time for another update, eh? Well, let's get to it!
Dom's book is a little under halfway done with the first draft. At least, it might be. With such a long span of time from ancient Rome to slightly in the future it's hard to decide how many stories to include in this one. I have about a dozen different ideas written down that could be used. All of them would work, but I'm afraid that if I have too many stories that the gruesome fun of the book will become diluted to the point of boredom. Watch all the Nightmare on Elm Street moves back to back and you'll see what I mean.
Eric Wright (https://www.facebook.com/417thecomic/) started working on the comic adaption of Five Man Midget Death Squad for Planetscape #2. This will be a short (8 pages) centered on the Red Caps story. If you don't know what I'm talking about then it looks like you have a book to buy. *wink wink*
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Dom's book now has a title AND a cover! After a long search and many title suggestions, I went with "Behind the Eyes of Death". To those of you who were nice enough to generate ideas for me: thank you. Usually I have no problem coming up with titles, but this being horror I felt it needed to be especially good. Anyways, the cover will be at the bottom of this post. I don't have an exact date in mind for getting this one out. Only that it'll be before KCCC in August. I'm about 1/3 of the way done with the first draft.
Planetscape #1 is still in progress, that will def be done for KCCC. With that one I will have two short stories and some lettering in it. I think the last page count was over a hundred, that is including all the artists and fellow writers who contributed.
Fear Collective I hope will be completed by KCCC as well, but I am not positive on that one. I'm really hoping so because I have....4 short comics, and probably 7 or 8 stories lettered in that one.
One of the artists I'm working with for Planetscape #2 is asking for a script. He's super eager to get started, and I'm more than happy to oblige him. With #2 being a fantasy theme, I am adapting part of a chapter from the Death Squad novel for the short comic. So be ready for some steampunk dwarves killing goblins in Scotland. For #2 I'll def have one other story that I essentially ghost wrote (?) for the artist, and probably at least 2 or 3 more short comics as well. Who knows how much lettering I'll end up doing.
I like to keep busy :)
March 10th, 2016
Greetings! As of right now, I am about a 1/4 done with Dom's book. It still doesn't have a title, or a cover, but I have time. I had a post on Facebook for title suggestions and there were many, but right now I'm leaning towards "Through the Eyes of Death". It's a solid name given this entire book is centered around a zombie. I'm at about 16k words into this first draft, and by this weekend I'd like to see it at 20k. As long as I have a paperback copy for the Kansas City Comic Com in August, I'll be happy.
I've finished the 2nd draft edits for Mar-mar. I'll probably give that another week, or so before I give it one last going over. I've also been asked to letter a comic titled Enstranged. I'm about half way done with that and look to be finished by the end of the weekend.
That's about all that's going on right now, besides trying to find a job I can do from home.