Surprise, Surprise......I'm still alive. Yeah, I haven't posted much, and it'll be a while before I do any consistent posting, but I do what I can when I can.
So here's the deal. Think I posted about this in the last Journal entry, but seriously, who even bothered to read it? I'm working on a couple of projects right now, just as a writer and character designer...not so much as an artist/inker for these. With the Inking work I'm currently waiting on, I really can't do much more than what I'm already doing. So with that said, I'm currently on the lookout for some artists to bring these projects to life with me.
First Up: Strange Brew www.facebook.com/pages/Strange…
. It's an ongoing series I've been developing for many years now, and had a writer/co-writer involved, as well as an artist that I was going to be inking. However, both had to bail due to personal problems. The first issue was already written up and sent to the artist, but things just never happened. So now, I'm stuck having to take over the writing chores, and possibly the inking chores as well, but we'll see.
The plan is to have 1 person on the regular series, but I've also got 5 other books that act as Prequels for the series. Basically 5 different 1 shots, running 32 pages each, with each one focusing on the backstory for 1 of the 5 girls who are the lead characters of the series. I have the first 32 pager written up, as well as a 15 page Ashcan book that I wrote up, and depending on how things go...may just pencil and ink it myself. Don't know yet.
The Other project is something I've been thinking about for many years, but not nearly as long as Strange Brew. It encompasses 2 things I love....Tiki's, and Halloween. It's intended mostly for Children of all ages...to a point, and is planned to be a 4 issue Mini-series, with the Possibility of the series turning into a Cartoon series, but hopefully just a single Movie. So I'm basically looking for an artist who can handle an animated style. I'm in the early stages of character designs...many of them are based loosely on friends of mine in the Tiki Community. I'm looking to an art book for it before the series gets underway. Something I can sell at various events I plan to attend in the coming year, try to build up the fan base for the project....show the Potential Production company(s) that there's a Viable fan base for it....and Not just kid Fans, but adults too...in which case, I've got people on Facebook...people who aren't even friends of mine there, who chimed in wanting a copy for themselves.
There is another project in the same vain, but more Super-hero-espue, but I'm holding off on that one for the time being. See how the first one does before I go deeper into that Project.
I may have a publisher already lined up for them both, we'll see how the Inking work I'm supposed to be doing shortly goes. It's very Small Press to start with, so the only major issue is that there's No Pay Upfront, nothing that I will make a promise too just yet. And since I don't believe in Back end deals...I'm not gonna promise anything regarding that. I really don't know what's going to happen with these. If I can get them done through another publisher, then who knows. I'm not making any promises that I know damn well I can't keep. You either want in, or you don't. I'm sure I'm probably going about this all wrong, but hey...I doubt anyone's even reading this, and I damn well know that no one's gonna bother hitting me about it with samples to their work. And if all else fails, I'll do the whole "Kick Starter" thing, see if I can't raise the money to not only publish...but pay those involved when the time comes.
Ontop of all this, I'm taking Preorders for the Print's and Poster's I've got here throughout my gallery. You can find the folder that contains them all here on my facebook page :www.facebook.com/billy.crooks.…
; All the Info you'd need to purchase 1 or more are all right there. Free Shipping if you live in the US. Not sure about oversea's shipping just yet. If you have any trouble viewing them, hit me up here and I'll give you the Info. PayPal more than welcomed. I'm also selling the Majority of my Originals as well, so anything regarding "Ivy Lee"...the main character to another series I'm already in the process of getting together (Already got an artist folks), and several other pieces are up for Sale. Those are all in another folder on Facebook, but you can find out about them here too.....Just message me.