Archive for January 2013

“Adapt This” article on IFC

January 9, 2013

Here’s a fun article I came across a little while back regarding Runners.

Written for IFC.com, Rick Marshall’s “Adapt This” column casts, “the spotlight on a cool comic book each week that has the potential to pack a theater or keep you glued to your television screens.” In the post below, he discusses the idea of adapting Runners as an animated series, including a nod to the 2006 animated short and even some of his voice casting suggestions. Fun!!

You can read the entry here.

Kickstarter Project in the works!

January 25, 2013

Due to family issues, the bulk of 2012 got away from me, but things seemed to have settled enough for me to get back to putting together a Kickstarter project to fund the printing of Runners: The Big Snow Job! I’ve spent the last few days researching costs and figuring out all the various reward levels, so I’m happy to report that that’s now more-or-less finalized. It was quite the headache trying to figure out tiers for a book project, where a previous book was also available. Basically, I wanted a number of different options for getting Snow Job (the new book) with various bonuses, but I didn’t want every tier to then have a second option that also included Bad Goods (the first book). That would have made the whole thing unwieldy to navigate, I think. In the end, it looks like a few key reward tiers will specifically include Bad Goods, and for the rest of the tiers, you’ll be able to add money to your pledge to include Bad Goods as an “add on.” That seemed to be the most elegant solution.

Now it’s on to drawing the cover image for the graphic novel…

More updates to come!

Kickstarter Sketch Samples

January 31, 2013

So I spent yesterday whipping up some samples for the 3 different sketch reward levels for the upcoming Snow Job Kickstarter project. I figure the 3 levels will be for an 8 x 11″ bust sketch (waist-up), an 11 x 17″ single character full body sketch, and an 11 x 17″ two-character full body sketch. “Sketch” may not be the best word since the pieces will be fully inked over the blue pencils, but that’s what I’m calling them for now. Maybe I’ll go with “illustration” instead.  Anyway, backers will be able to choose any character(s) from the series. Or perhaps a space yak, if you’re into that sort of thing. And who isn’t?