Man, these past few months have been a whirlwind of crazy and I’ve learned and have grown so much.
This journey started when I came across my first ever comic script, which led me down a path of discovery. I can barely draw a stick figure, so I never EVER considered being able to do a comic. That said, I came across a plethora of extremely talented indie artists that are extremely talented.
So, without much thought, I began to turn one of my stories into my first comic script. This became what is now Devastation. I found an artist, Jey Soliva from the Philippines, and we got to work. Unfortunately, Covid 19 reared its ugly head and the world was sent into a spiral. Jey’s productivity has slowed down due to pandemic, but we’re still plugging away and working to produce the best product we can.
In that time, I also began working on scripting out other stories. One that is now titled, The Pits, came out so well that I decided to find an artist where I found the very talented Reinaldo Lay C. He is pushing out amazing pages and I’m super hyped for what this book is turning into.
Now I have a dilemma of which book I’m going to launch with. While I had always planned on launching with Devastation, with the rate the Pits is being produced it might force my hand. Not a bad problem at all to have, but one that I’m contemplating constantly.
Something I’ve also found is that the indie comic world is full of some great people that are willing to teach and help out. I’ve linked up with great creators such as Travis Gibb, Chuck Pineau, Aaron Dowen, Jerome Gagnon, and more. I’d be completely lost without their insight into the business as I was a bit naive when I jumped into this. I really had NO clue what all was involved with the process. Again, I can’t express how grateful I am to the knowledge they have willingly shared with me.
Also, a big shout out to my brother, Evan! He has been awesome as I bounce ideas off of him and he has also become my editor as he checks out each of my scripts. Couldn’t do this without his support!
Last but not least, huge thank you to my wonderful Fiance, Rachel. Her support into this venture has been great and it has given me the courage to pursue this dream.
We still have a long way to go before I’m ready to launch my first kickstarter, and while I’m already nervous about it, I’m also excited to officially become a published indie creator.
Thank you for reading! I plan on posting more about my journey as we go, things I’ve learned, and about the process! Also, I will do my best to keep everyone up to date on the progress of all our projects!