Happy New Year!
I wanted to give you a brief update on what my plans are for this year.
THE FOUR SEQUELS TRADE PAPERBACK
I will be running a Kickstarter in April to print a trade paperback which will include all four sequels (The Scourge of the Mechanical Men, The Spirit of Rebellion, Ghosts and Demons, and The Book of Demons) AND A BRAND NEW TEN PAGE STORY with art by Roberta Ingranata (Witchblade, Dr. Who). This particular story will only be available in the four sequels trade. I’m also talking to various artists about the cover. Once I have that nailed down, you’ll be the first to know who that will be.
FUTURE BOSTON METAPHYSICAL GRAPHIC NOVELS
After much thought and consideration, I decided that I’m going to go back to the single issue model in order to continue to produce the quality stories you have come to expect. What this means is the next story I’m mapping out will be 3-4 issues in length and I’ll probably have to run at least two Kickstarters in order to produce those. I’m currently working on the outline and I’ll keep you apprised of my progress. I anticipate running the first Kickstarter for this particular story in the Fall.
OTHER FUTURE PROJECTS
As you may already know, I will be working on a Lady Mechanika story this year. (I’m very excited about this.) We have already agreed on the basic story line, but still need to hammer out some details. There may also be another freelance project in the works, but I’ll wait to announce that when it’s appropriate.
AUDIO DRAMA UPDATE
I have reviewed and given Chip (our audio engineer) notes on the special effects for episodes 1-6 and for both the music and the special effects for episode 1. Chip has informed me that he plans on completing both the special effects and voices by Jan. 22. Music should be completed by Feb.1 with final versions in MP3 format by Feb. 9 (give or take a few days).
Files to load onto the CDs will take a little more time, but he anticipates that will be done by the end of February. We are planning on adding commentary to the 5th disc which will take a bit more time and then I have to order them to be produced, mailed to me, then mailed to those reward tiers. I am using a U.S. based company which has a turn around time of about two weeks.
If all goes according to our schedule, you will be able to download the MP3 files in February and the flash drives will be mailed out then as well. Speaking of flash drives…they arrived and look great!
Wild Wild West Steampunp Convention – March 3-6, Tuscon, AZ
Clockwork Alchemy – March 18-20, Burlingame, CA
WonderCon – April 1 -3, Anaheim, CA
More to come…