Tuesday, December 30, 2014

2014 done and dusted :)

2014 is pretty much done and dusted, and for the first full year of doing the book all we can say is what a heck of a ride. We have so many things to be grateful for this year. The amazing people we have met and the support we have received for a fledgling book has been phenomenal. Getting the opportunity to tour the country on the convention circuit and visit many places we hadn't seen before was really wonderful.
In reflection we can say we stayed true to a lot of our goals and even exceeded a few. Sure, there were plenty of trials and tribulations, but perhaps the best lesson learned from this year is when the negative inevitably always comes, don't give it to much time or consideration. That's a lesson personally that I really want to take into 2015 and beyond.
2014 is a year both Alana and myself will never forget and 2015 shines promising and bright on the horizon. We hope that those of you who made this last year so very special will continue to join us on the journey ahead and here's to a great 2015 for us all.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Trade Paperback Volume 1

Just put the finishing touches on the cover for the first trade paperback. The trade will compile issues 1-6 and be out sometime in the first half of 2015. In the meantime, Issue 6 will launch in January. #comics

Friday, December 19, 2014

Work begins on Trade Paperback volume 1

So with Issue 6 off at the printers, converted for ComiXology and Issue 7 underway in roughing out, I've decided to also put some time into thinking about the first Trade paperback. Having gauged coloring time through a few pages I've figured that it would push a color version too far back (and the color version would only be issues 1-3). Instead I am looking at doing a 6 issue compilation in b/w and maybe insert an exclusive mini story. Here's the first rough concept for a potential cover. #comics

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Behind the Panels 2014 Award nominations

Awesome surprise to discover that From Above has been nominated among some very awesome titles for Behind the Panels 2014 awards (the book has been nominated in the 2014 Australian Release category)

Issue 7 conceptual begins

Had been intending to take a break over xmas with Issue 6 already off to the printers, however got a little excited about the origin story starting with Issue 7 and started plotting it out and sketching up some concepts. #comics

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Issue 6 off to the printers

Issue 6 has just gone off to the printers #comics #makingcomics #australiancomics #indiecomics

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Issue 6 pretty much done...

Just finished the inks on Issue 6. Book is pretty much ready to send to the printers once the Melbourne City Voice articles come in from my rockstar editor :) #comics

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Issue 6 Progress!

Hard at work on Issue 6! Looking to try and complete the inking within the next week! #comics