Comic book project
So I've got this fun, quirky comic book project, and I'm looking for a new artistic collaborator.
It's a fun little story about a team of superhero spies, that fight evil robots, italian fascists, dictators, and mercenaries in political landscape where a sophisticated microprocessor was developed in 1910 by a malevolent group of time travellers called "The Ascendant." The 20th century that unfolded was very different than ours. By 2017, the world is a different place. And it's fun, from start to finish. Everything that's good and true about the medium.
I have a lot of notes on this.
In terms of content, the book will be funny, thoughtful, and present a diverse cast cast with diverse opinions on the world they live in. Originally, I wanted to write a title with a libertarian or objectivist bent to it, but as I started writing it out, it didn't really make sense to have all of the characters look at things the same way. "Coercion is bad," "Yeah, I totally agree. You gonna eat that?" Boring.
So I added some Bernie socialism, choice feminism, some traditional moderate centrist thinking, and maybe a touch of Jewish spiritual philosophy to it as well -- and now it feels more rounded, more authentic, like a real place and time that's populated by real people who argue, love, and laugh together.
But there are still serious reasons to distrust the larger entities involved. Politicians, crony capitalists, time travelling nihilist religious orders, foreign spies, and shadowy unaccountable government agencies are not your friend.
What I want to do is take the project to investors this fall, and get some money together to produce the title full time. The marketing side of this is like nothing that's ever been done before, and it's interesting. I've got the business side of this worked out, and the financing needs aren't crazy.
There's an opening for this kind of title right now, given the weak state of Marvel content at the moment. And fans are looking to the outside for solidly written, entertaining content, even if it's a little offbeat.
Right now, I'm looking to finish the core character sketches for the main cast of characters. I'll give you 50 simbis for a drawing. And if the bigger book sounds like something you would like to collaborate with me on, let's talk about it.