ERAS Fung – Building A New Story Via Kickstarter

I am doing another Minicomic Kickstarter with artist Brian Wolf and then former Nerdcenaries contributor Ziah Grace and Nick Rockel are doing a comic as well. I wanted to make a post about it to go more into what the story I am writing, ERAS: Fung is going to be about.

The first ERAS story, ERAS Parrish is something I’ll totally regard as a failure on my part. I didn’t get a second opinion till it was done and that opinion hated it. Parrish ended up focusing too much on a dramatic story with issues of masculinity and white knighting that suddenly changed into a horror story with monsters in it in the last 2 pages. Not very good on my part – the balance was off like a seesaw with a boulder on one side.

With ERAS Fung I realized I needed an actual story to wrap the issues around, instead of issues to base a story on. I needed to lay the bricks before pouring the paint. Luckily the story came more easily since the artist wanted to do the drug/murder mystery based on Dr. Fung and my loose pitch of that.

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No Enemy But Peace Launches Kickstarter

Professional animator and cartoonist, Richard C. Meyer,  is currently running a Kickstarter campaign for his upcoming graphic novel “No Enemy, But Peace” about the heroics he witnessed in Iraq from other Marines. His plans for the Kickstarter include adding digital coloring and paying the original artist for additional pages, including redrawing Meyer’s original pages.

Find out more and see some art below.

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Profiles: Henry Kuttner

If you didn’t know, Ray Bradbury passed away a few weeks ago; Bradbury was one of the greatest science fiction authors, and in fact, was just one of the greatest writers period. There’s quite a lot of people that are familiar with his work, but not too many people know about his writing teacher, Henry Kuttner.

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Variables: November 2002 Review

Variables: November 2002

Written and Illustrated by Brock Beauchamp with Rachel Bendtsen
Review by Ziah Grace

While it is not an offensively bad book like Suicide Squad, Variables is still a very bad book.
The problem is that it feels unfinished, in almost all stages of the presentation – the story feels choppy where most of the pertinent information is delivered through stony faced exposition and (sigh) news reports. The art, despite a couple of nice looking panels, feels wooden and rushed while the coloring switches to weird neon colors contrary to any change in mood, and even the lettering, normally the most unobtrusive part of a comic’s production, misses easy moments to enhance the story.
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