So here’s the first great Martian reveal. Hope you all like our interpretation.
And I also hope all of my deadlines and obligations are squared away enough to get us back on schedule.
No, I’ve not given up on the comic yet.
I’ve always said that this is a side project and as such will face delays due to life and the work that pays me, as opposed to costing me. So I’ve had comic conventions and sketch card deadlines to deal with, as well as vacation and illness. And it’s all not over yet. I’ve discovered that for some reason the holiday period is one where deadlines just keep coming. I’ve still got 2 more deadlines and a convention ahead of me this month, so updates will be sparse if at all for about another 2-3 weeks.
It also doesn’t help that the Burroughs estate has launched it’s own selection of web comics (behind a paywall no less), and are a litigious bunch of people. I have no desire to compete with them, and if they ever do actually launch a PoM web comic, that’ll pretty much be it for me. Add to that an itch I have to do something of my own (as opposed to an adaptation) and I’ve a lot to think about, on top of my deadlines and the like.
Anyway, I’ll be set up at NC Comicon the weekend of November 9-10, so if you enjoy the comic, stop by and say hi!
Well that kind of sums it up, doesn’t it? I could make excuses about the extended delay, but I won’t. We’re back.
ALSO, I’ll be at Heroes Con 2013 this coming weekend in Charlotte, NC. I’ll be doing con sketches and selling stuff, including prints (Princess of Mars is one of them) and the print edition of Chaper 1: On The Arizona Hills. So drop by and see me at table AA-1930.
WAIT, SAY WHAT??
Yep. They arrived the other day and look pretty dang good. So I’ll have these for sale for $5 this weekend (20 pages, full color). I’ll definitely be looking into getting them available to everyone else once the convention is behind me.
Hi everyone! I’m opening my schedule up for a limited number of pre-con commissions for delivery at Heroes Con 2013 (June 7-9). I’m guessing only 3-4, but if I can get them all finished early I will open up more slots. These are full commissions, NOT con sketches, and will all be completed in warm and cool grey COPIC markers, with no background. I’m going to make a change from what I’ve offered in the past and give everyone two options:
11×14 $150, or 9×12 $100
If you’re interested just drop me a message and we’ll work out all of the details.
I’ll open my actual con sketch list for people a week or so before the convention, and thanks in advance!
Amazon.com currently have the Kindle edition of John Carter and the Gods of Hollywood available for free. The book description on Amazon:
It took 100 years to bring Edgar Rice Burroughs’ John Carter of Mars to the big screen. It took Disney Studios just ten days to declare the film a flop and lock it away in the Disney vaults. How did this project, despite its quarter-billion dollar budget, the brilliance of director Andrew Stanton, and the creative talents of legendary Pixar Studios, become a calamity of historic proportions?
Michael Sellers, a filmmaker and Hollywood insider himself, saw the disaster approaching and fought to save the project – but without success. In John Carter and the Gods of Hollywood, Sellers details every blunder and betrayal that led to the doom of the motion picture – and that left countless Hollywood careers in the wreckage.
JOHN CARTER AND THE GODS OF HOLLYWOOD examines every aspect of Andrew Stanton’s adaptation and Disney’s marketing campaign and seeks to answer the question: What went wrong? it includes a history of Hollywood’s 100 year effort to bring the film to the screen, and examines the global fan movement spawned by the film.
You can pick it up here. Should be an interesting read.
As Chapter 1 of my adaptation is drawing to a close, I was wondering how many people would be interested in a print edition? It would be about the size of a standard comic, maybe 20 or 24 pages long, in full color. If it fell short in pages – I’m going to have to re-lay a lot of pages out so am winging page count now – I would add extra stuff, sketches, etc. but I think it’ll fill the page count on its own.
My goal would be to have it ready for con season (May/June) and to keep the cost at or under $5/copy. But I’m not going to undertake this without some sort of feedback, so please let me know!