So the pitch is finished. All seven (negotiable!) issues are fully written, and the first issue itself is written, pencilled, inked, coloured and lettered (phew!). In all, it's been about seven months work so far. My target was six(I saved ten grand last year to take half a year to myself to have a proper stab at this), so I guess that's just about within acceptable parameters. While I managed to get all of the pages drawn in the projected timeframe (2 months for 26 complete inked pages), I did however get bogged down a little in the colouring process. I'm chalking that up to a steep learning curve though, and as it stands I'm pretty happy with the results. We'll see how long that lasts...
Certainly, the following issues should and will be completed at a much faster clip, since much of the behind the scenes design and preperation work is also put to bed.
Below is the back cover of issue 1, which also contains the blurb for the project, or the 'back of the dvd' which I persist in calling it for some reason. I think it gives a good overall flavour of the high adventure, pulpy feel that I'm shooting for. Massive thanks to fellow Eclectic Mick Nick Roche for that killer tagline, and the whole flavour of the blurb, really.
And so, off to prospective publishers. Well, not quite yet. First I'll send the PDF around to the other Eclectic Micks and a few others for feedback and the inevitable pointing out of glaring errors (step forward Mr. Shalvey.).
After any final edits then it'll be sent to various publishers, with the hope that a few will bite. I have a couple of preferences, but I'll keep my cards close to my chest for the moment, in fear of public and humiliating rejection.
Wish me luck!