This past week has been a HUGE week for us at Basement Studios. I finally completed Issue #1 of Darkfell, which in its pre-launch at darkfell.com has already garned quite a few fans who have been supremely cool. Today the final proof got the green light to print, and so at FanExpo Toronto we'll be launching the print version of Darkfell, and epic steampunk fantasy about a half-elven seer who is caught in an ancient conflict between magic and technology after it is discovered that the fabled Fetters of Wizardry are more than just a legend, and that their true purpose is far more sinister than anyone expected. Here's a sampling from the first issue:
I sprained my wrist a few weeks ago, and I'm just getting back to the drawing board. Hoping to be in full swing in another 2-3 weeks... worst sprain of my life! In other news, we've gotten good reviews from ComicsRecommended.com and 3MillionYears, so here's hoping the fan base grows :)
Well, 2 weeks into the Year of the Hare, and already we've gotten over 10,000 hits for the month!
I want to thank everyone who's been visiting, and welcome you to come again and bring a friend. ;) It's been a busy day in the studio, putting in tones and lettering on some new pages. Thus far we're at page 102 with fully completed pages, and we're planning on having a big week coming up. We've hit #5 overall on WeVolt, and for the 9th week in a row, we're in the Top 5 in the Weekly Rumble! Thanks to everyone who's been voting for us!
In other news, the prep for moving to the new site are still underway, and I'm filling my sketchbook with all kinds of neat stuff, including roughs for all the bonus pages that will go into the download and print editions! In Issue 2 we're going to have a glimpse or two into Jake's mysterious past, and down the road we're going to see just how much trouble one jackrabbit can cause in one week.
In other news, at the moment I am about 13 pages into creating Jake the Evil Hare #4, and working on scripts for an upcoming epic fantasy graphic novel about a hero who's lost his purpose and suddenly finds himself entangled in an ancient conflict.