Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Issue 4, writing

I can announce that the actual writing of issue four script is under way. I'm on page 5 to be precise!

Writing slower due to multi-tasked commitments. It's okay, we're not contracted...yet.

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Printing and Pitching

Several issues of issue zero script are being printed today so that Pete can take them off to a convention he'll be attending.

A Preliminary pitch has been written and will be included with each issue zero script.

Monday, 12 October 2009

Megacon '09 Panel - How to Pitch a Comic

This great conversation at Megacon '09 is a must read for any prospective comic book writers out there!

--With thanks to for hosting it--

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Issues 1-3 fully scripted.

Issues one, two and three are scripted, with a minor start made on issue four thus far.

Each comic has been written as 22 pages long. 

I will make it clear now, issue four is not the final issue.

We're very excited by the story that we've been able to achieve here. Some great ideas that are paying off.

Aion Spiritmaster or Pokemon Trainer?

So I've been playing Aion a bit recently and I just had to show you this.

Here's one of the Spiritmaster pets.

Can you see who it is yet? Well it should look familiar. Dialga anyone?

You can follow more of this in a thread I made at Aionsource.

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Halloween/Hellraiser - Character Appearances

I will use this space to tell you about some of the recognizable supporting characters you can expect to see in the limited series comic. We'll keep some of them unlisted so they will remain as a surprise for you. The names below are not an attempt at a comprehensive list but more a teaser of just some of the content being worked on.

  • Leviathan
  • Dr Samual Loomis
  • Dr David Loomis
  • Kirsty Cotton
  • Leigh Brackett
  • Tommy Doyle
  • Kara Strode
  • Danny Strode
  • Stephen Doyle
  • Sister Nikoletta (Female Cenobite)
  • Butterball
  • Chatterer
  • Chatterbeast

Halloween/Hellraiser Comic Issue 0 Script Complete

Issue 0 is fully scripted and in pdf form.

This has been written as a prelude, a set up for the main story.

It's a 44 page comic, so yes we went for a double sized issue to really get a lot of backstory across.

We're dealing with a concept crossover AU here, so we felt that proper character integration was integral to making the whole project more believable when characters from the two universes begin meeting, not just Michael and the Cenobites. We really are asking the question: What would happen if these two licences existed in the same universe? What would have been different in the past?

It also gives us some opportunities to tie so many of the movies into the happenings here. Especially issue 0. In #0 we have ties/cut ins to the first five Hellraiser movies alone!
We can show little things that happened in between, little things that the fans would remember and appreciate. We can explore the two licences deeper than the movies would allow. Will will be showing you a new state of Leviathan. We like to call it his 'order absorption state', kinda like him sleeping, to name a concept closer for a human to understand, but a lot more complicated because he's a high lord of Hell. He does this to "download" new information from existence around him so that he might make the informed decisions that a leader such as he is required to. When he's in this state he'll visually even look different than what you've ever seen. It's all in the beams, baby. ;)

Halloween/Hellraiser - Prognatus Quondam Iterum

Peter Davis Parker (yes the name, yes I know, I'll blog about that some other time) and I are writing a horror crossover comic with the above title.

The big issue with such a project is of course owner permission. Two lots of permission required!

I'll say it now though, we're not at all scared of that. We are writing a good story. If it takes off then so be it, if it doesn't then that's ok too. We'll have built one heck of a script and we'd look into trying to put it online instead. That would require an artist to work for free in such a case.
Something existing online would remain as an easily viewable portfolio of talent for us and any potential artist that worked on it.

That's a worst case scenario though. We're just aware that trying to gain usage permission from two different sources will be statistically harder, not impossible.

We're getting it done, with teaser pitching on the horizon.

More information to follow!


Ahoy hoy!

This is the first post, just to mark my appearance on I see it as a cornerstone, upon which will be laid the important (and sometimes more whimsical) updates, information and thoughts on things.

I thank you for your interest.

Let's get this done!