For those of you that have been haven’t been following, I recently launched a Kickstarter to help finance the final stages of the biggest comic project Blackhole Comics has done to date; Proton! Not only did we meet our goal, but reached 150% funding!!! That means there’s a little extra left in the tank! So what’s next then?
The first step is to get the rewards finished and delivered to all the great backers for the project! T-shirts, commissioned art, and variant covers are on the list and in the works, but we also hit our stretch goal with a special reward! Dana Tri sent me the preliminary design for the special print of the Vellian city Lumina, found in the background of Proton #0! Here is your first look at it!
This isn’t the finished piece, but man is it exciting! I can’t wait to get this and other great rewards out to everyone! Then next on my list is setting up shop of some comic conventions to get the book out there for all to see! I’ll be trying to attend Awesome Con in Washington DC May 29th-31st, and I will definitely be at Heroes Con in Charlotte June 19th-21st! It’ll be great to get the book out there and start building support for the next project!
Speaking of the next project, I’m awaiting the funds from Kickstarter to see how much of that I can allocate to the next project, so there are still a lot of moving pieces. I can’t for sure list a timeline or an artist/title, but I’ve been working on multiple stories to tell set in a world some of us have deemed the “Flair-Verse”. I have a whole world of heroes and villains to tell stories about, and introducing that world is the next goal.
If you followed my participation in “Inkotober”, then you know that for thirty days I drew thirty inked pictures of characters. Most of those characters are lined up for future projects. I just need to get them from my notebook to a pro artist! Once I hammer down funds and art for these stories, you’ll see a wide range of tones, archetypes, and events that will bring life to the Flair-Verse. This is really exciting because this has been my life long dream!
If you’ve already backed Proton #0, thank you and stay tuned for more updates as we close in on the June release! If you missed the window and still want to donate, use the Paypal donations button on the left side of this page! That sends your donation straight to my projects fund, available and ready within hours! If you want to pick up a copy of Proton #0 when it releases, keep an eye here for the release party at Richmond Comix or for the official list of shows I’ll be at. Here’s a collection of the teaser images for the book, enjoy!
The World is Ours to Make