Well, it's February now. Sometime in the next 26 days, I owe y'all some new comic!
I've decided that I'm going to go webcomic style for Roeke. Mostly because my ego loves to see that little spike on my stats page anytime something new goes up. But, practically, it allows me to keep my promise and still naggle at the details as I go. My awesome sister, Amanda, is plucking away on the colors for Roeke in the challenging-ly limited pallet of the NES (my fault).
Things I'm still working out:
So, it's webcomic style, but how often will I post? Two, Three times a week? Definitely one of those two.
What date to start...? I'm chatting with Amanda LITERALLY right now, to get a feel for how quickly she can get done/ how much of a head start she needs. Then I also need to slap it together with my lettering (already done over the b&w art, just waiting to merge), tweak any last bits, and put it up on the site.
What next? I tease two projects I've got in development on the home page. One, with my dear sister on art duties, called Autumn. It's about an amnesiac girl with a mysterious connection to a magical tree... and the destiny of the world resting on her shoulders! Based on a dream Amanda had, which is no big deal if you know her, but might sound kinda crazy to anyone else ;)
The other, Ashes and Eden, by myself and my bff, James, explores two sides of the end of the earth: Those left behind, and those that found a new planet to colonize.
Other than that, I'm starting to talk to strangers online about making art babies together. I, in fact, got my first rejection today! It was actually a super sweet letter, and, if stars align at a later point we might make something then. Actually, it wasn't actually wasn't my first rejection, but the other one wasn't a complete stranger, so it doesn't count :P
I have other solo projects floating in my head, but let's get through Roeke first, eh?
Welp, TL; DR, as the kids say these days-- so I'm gonna end this now.
Born in California, Justin now resides in Portland, OR. He's had a passion for comics from a very young age