It’s been too long since I last posted and for that I apologize. Life issues just got in the way of things but I hope all that’s behind me and I can concentrate my precious little free time to making more GRAVEYARD GANG COMICS!
First off let me explain why you see an Issue #4 teaser and not part 2 of Issue #3. The simple answer is that THE THING IN THE WELL just got too big! Now for the longer explanation. I was shooting for 12 pages but it grew to at least 18 pages, so I was looking at 30+ pages Issue #3. Now what I’ve learned this year from doing Comic Cons are that people are real tight with their money especially when it comes to buying new independent all-ages comic books. I did (and still do) think that $5.00 for a 24 page full color comic and $6.00 for a 28 page full color one are not outrageous prices but maybe I’m wrong. So I think that $5.00 is the max price I should shoot for for my single issues. That being said what about the rest of Issue #3? Well I have a dickens of a story to fill out that issue that should work nicely with the first story. I will let you all know more about that as that comes along. I may be a total stinker and have that story only available if you buy the completed Issue #3!
Issue #4 will now be a 20 page comic telling the story of little Piccolo’s encounter with the Lovecraftian menace of THE THING IN THE WELL! Oh Lope and Marcie show up to! Now I hope this teaser image whet’s your appetite for more fun with the Gang! The story is coming along great, my favorite so far, but I tend to feel that way about my latest! The bad news is that it still will be a bit before you can read it as I want to get this one completely done before I start posting, this way I can be working on Issue #5 while this one is being released. I’m hoping by creating this big a buffer will keep me on a much more consistent posting schedule.
Speaking of Issue #5, this one’s gonna really surprise you! I introduce a few more of the growing supporting cast including the original star of my comic! As I believe I said in an earlier post, these first 12 issues will comprise ‘Season One’ of THE GRAVEYARD GANG where I introduce the Gang and the residents of Ghostport, Massachusetts. And each Season will have a ‘Big Bad.’ A clue to Season One’s Big Bad will turn up real soon (like #5 but don’t tell anyone!) I have a 5 season plan which when it’s over who knows who will survive!
So to wrap things up I apologize again for this too long a break from the action, I do have so many cool stories to tell I wish I could work faster! I appreciate all your words of encouragement – you’re awesome! And I hope you all have the best of holiday seasons (I wouldn’t want Krampus to knock on your door!) and a Happy New Year!
P.S. Did you notice I changed my approach to my cover? I’ll talk more about that when I post it ‘for real’ AND you can see more of the THING when I remove the ‘Coming Soon’ banner (ain’t I a stinka!)