So… it’s been forever and a day since I wrote an article on this blog. ::blush:: The webcomic has sort of taken over my life (in a good way). But today I have two really cool things to share with you!
First off, my aforementioned sci-fi yaoi webcomic Artifice (with art by the awesome Winona Nelson) is now at 84 pages and in the very last scene. For some time, folks have been asking me if I planned to create a printed book when Artifice finished. So, I decided to start a Kickstarter project to try to raise the $7000 I’d need for a full-color offset print run. I figured that $7000 was a huge amount of money to ask for and that it was a long-shot that I would get anywhere near that, but other webcomics have been successful with Kickstarter projects and so I thought maybe by the end of the project’s 30 day run, it might happen.
I was wrong. The Artifice Graphic Novel Print Drive Kickstarter project reached its $7000 goal in less than 48 hours.
So, I have some good news! Artifice will be printed as a beautiful, full-color, jumbo-sized 8.5″ x 11″ book! And the Kickstarter project still has over 22 days left in it, so if you’d like to pre-order your own copy, you can still do that!
If you haven’t been keeping up with android soldier Deacon, young space colonist Jeff and the good Dr. Maven you can
and if you like what you read (or if you want to see just how goofy a very nervous Alex can look in his “Kickstarter video” 😀 ), you can
and maybe even pre-order one of the books yourself (or get one of the other special rewards for project backers!).
A new Tough wallpaper for Yaoi 911 News & Downloads subscribers
Also, while I’m sad to say the art for Tough: Chapter 3 remains stalled *major sigh* and so I don’t know when that comic will be released, the story of Mike and Rob is still very dear to my heart. And since my subscribers let me know that they’ve enjoyed the other wallpapers I sent, I commissioned artist Ponderosa (who made the first Tough wallpaper, “Junkyard”) to create a brand new, completely Safe For Work wallpaper starring Tough‘s heroes.
It’s Mike and Rob in a non-canon “noir” scene based on one of my most favorite films of all time, To Have And Have Not. Obviously, the heroes of Tough don’t live in a film noir film world, but I thought it would be fun to see them in that setting. (And if you yourself would like to get a copy of this wallpaper, you can sign up for my mailing list here. It’ll be sent along automatically in a few weeks. )
Please let me know what you think!
As always, I do my best to try to come up with things I think you’ll all enjoy. So, please let me know what you think of the wallpaper and the Kickstarter project!
Thank you so much for your interest in my comics, Yaoi 911 and for signing up for checking out this blog in the first place. I know I’ve been a little M.I.A. here, but your kind words and support really make creating these comics worth all the hard work. It really means the world to me.
I hope you all are having a great weekend!