Thursday, June 11, 2015

Adversaries #1 3/4 completed, New Art!

So I ended up adding a fourth villain to Adversaries #1. The character fit the criteria, and while not as interesting as the other 3, was one I wanted to put out for awhile. Just an addition that won't affect the final cost of the product.

I've also decided that after #1, I'll be focusing on single villains for a few issues. So #2 will actually feature Moodswing, and not the villains mentioned in my last post. However, I'll be doing something different with Moodswing. There will be two sets of stats for her. The first is as she is now, which makes her a challenge for a single hero. The second will be a version where she's developed more powers, and is a threat a small team would have to face.

I did this because as I looked over her original write up, I got some new ideas for powers for her. However, adding those powers made her way too powerful for one hero to handle, so I decide to present two versions. I might do this for a couple of characters, and see how it goes.

I also commissioned work from two artists I haven't had the pleasure of working with yet. +Jacob Blackmon has done a lot of work for Rogue Genius Games, and has contributed art to Fainting Goat Games Supervillain Handbook. I ordered two pieces, and he finished them so quickly, I just ordered two more from him. Figured I'd show off what he did for me all ready. These two villains are a brother and sister duo named Zip & Zap. Zip is a speedster, and Zap controls Electricity. I've had the idea for these two for a little over 2 years now, so it was great to see Jacob finally bring them to life visually.

I've also ordered four pieces from +James Shields. I had wanted to work with him for awhile now, but sadly couldn't afford to. He was running a special this month to celebrate the success of his Patreon Campaign, so I jumped at the chance to order a few pieces. I've only sent him info on two of them so far, but will be getting the info on the other two off to him soon.

Lastly, here's a look at the cover for Adversaries #2:

Friday, June 5, 2015

Getting back on track...

So It's been a few months since my last post, where I showed the cover for Adversaries #1. That's now 1/3 of the way done. I had a minor setback a few weeks ago, just as I was getting back into a writing groove. I got sick after work one day, and accidentally spilled soda on my laptop, killing the motherboard, keyboard and some ram.

No longer being in NYC, my only choice locally was to take it to Best Buy. Turned out to be a costly mistake, but as they say, live and learn.

Last night I took my laptop to work. I normally watch videos on my tablet during break times, but this week, I'm going to try and do writing on my breaks. With 2 of the 3 characters for #1 finished, all I need to do is finish Tremble.

After #1, I'll start on #2. Thankfully, that is half written all ready. That issue will feature 2 villains, Amaethon and Adranus, both of who command specific elements. The Supers! verson of #2 will also feature a new boost for Summoning, so it will make the release a bit more valuable (I wrote the boost last year, and it's been reviewed and approved by Aldo & Russ).

Past that, I'm going to likely do a few single villain issues. A few of the villains in upcoming issues include Firefly, Lighthouse and Moodswing, to name a few. There will be other mini-compilations, as well as one featuring The Crime Guild, a villain team whose origins predates the Pulp Era.

I've also got some ideas for Halloween Horrors #2 for October. The first one did pretty well, so I think a followup for this year is a must.

In the meantime, here is some newer art I've had commissioned from various artists.

First up is an original Golden Age villain named Justin Tyme, drawn by Anthony Green:

Anthony's take on the Queen of Evil, a public domain character:

Joe Singleton did this one: Star Spectre, a cosmic superhero:

Another one from Joe: The metahuman serial killer known as The Glitch:

Last, but not least, Juan Paolo Mananita drew this one: Aktzin, the Totonac Thunder God: