Saturday, May 31, 2008


Sorry! I don't have an update for today. I just graduated college!

Grad school, here I come!

Friday, May 23, 2008


So I couldn't wait for tomorrow. Here's some news- first, I'll have a table at Wizard World Chicago with Mia Paluzzi at the end of June, so if you're in the area come by to see a new mini of the chapter I'm working on and maybe some swag! Second, between now and then I've set up some stuff to keep everyone busy while I work on the chapter.

The sibs now have facebook accounts! You should be able to find them if you search for their names. Give it a shot!

They don't have any photos up yet, but they will. Oh, they will. They also have e-mails included on the accounts (kinda hard to avoid that.) Badrick is, Renard is, and Zaster is I can't promise they'll answer every e-mail or even do it promptly, as they have busy schedules. Also, they're on the road often, so they don't always have internet access. But still, feel free to say hi! I'm sure they'll enjoy the attention. Especially Renard.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

More flavor text!

Editors day was chill. I left the minis with all the editors I was interested in. I'll be printing bee&dubs for all the people here in Savannah who've supported the project.

In other news, I've made more flavor text! One of them describes the world we're dealing with, and is kinda cheesy. The other is what you'd read on the back cover of a TR published collection- again, cheesy. Because cheesy is fun.

Thumbs progress. I hope to be well into chapter 2 by the end of this week.

The world:

This is a world without a name, where most of mankind has moved into the sky on floating islands held up by flying trees. The ground is feral mountain wilderness with a few human outposts, uncharted, untamed, where ogres raid human farms and humans raid ogre farms. Glaciers drip from the sky, lakes sometimes fall upwards. Here, a man could go on vacation and never be able to find his way back home. There are no nations, only cities. There are no wars, but there are many battles. History is a matter of choice. The only thing that holds mankind together is the Universal Etherwave Network, through which all people communicate.

This is a world where you can go to sleep and wake up to a completely different horizon. This is a world where stability can save your life. This is a world permanently in transit.

This is the world.

The Story:

This is the story of three siblings as they try to find the scattered pieces of the Total Cumulative Equation, the physical description of everything. Whoever finds the Total Cumulative Equation will possess all knowledge, and therefore all power. In other words, this is a story about three kids trying to become gods.

Badrick, the oldest, stuck in a child’s body with a superpower that’s more handicap than handy.

Renard, the second son, who can only fly as high as his limited imagination will let him.

And Zaster, the girl of the family, who’s lackadaisical attitude is expressed only in her massive powers and never in her lost voice.

They must face opposition from a whole world of organizations looking for the same thing, overcome their personal setbacks, do the impossible and break past all limits to achieve their ultimate goal.

Also looking for the Equation is their progenitor, Goddard, who’s vision sees past right and wrong,

And their brother, Jason, the perfect son in an imperfect world.

Embroiled in the conflict is the last creator of the Equation, Noa Ondine, who is charged with defending it from the wrong hands- that is, everyone’s.

This is a worldwide race for godhood in a world where everyone is always lost. It features fights, ‘splosions, robots, ogres, martial arts, magic, super-science, romance, superpowers and a flying four legged cephalopod. It’s a story where baseless confidence can win over smug superiority.

Troublemakers is about getting in trouble. And loving it.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Here it is!

I couldn't wait for Saturday. Here it is!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

My wallet is crying

The minicomics will be very expensive to make. They're ready, but they'll each cost seven bucks a pop plus tax. I am already a very poor little monster, so it's good that the quarter is ending.

Script 2 is past the first edit and I'm going to wrap it up tonight. Hopefully you'll see work on that by next week.

Just to keep you interested, here's one of the pieces that started all this. The very first one will come up here some other time- you can find it on the devart site if you're really curious.

Here you'll see early incarnations of the characters- Back when Badrick was Captain Bad Guy, Renard was The King of Swing, and Zaster was The Master of Disaster.

Saturday, May 10, 2008


Hey everybody! Work progresses on the minicomic- these are a few extras I'm throwing in to catch attention at Editors Day. More importantly, I've completely overhauled the story. Up until now it's always seemed as though there was something off about it- but now I think I've figured it all out. Once I have an official synopsis put together I'll post it up here for you guys to see.

The website is going to have to be this, right here, for the moment. I hate to do that, but I can't change timetables. The chapter will be uploaded editors day weekend. Be ready! -Z

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Good news, bad news.

Hi. Good news: FINISHED! Chapter one is ready for showing. Bad news: I'm not sure where to put it yet. The original plan was to use comicpress, but there's a hitch- wordpress, as some of you might know, is a program as well as a site. And I don't have an internet connected computer on which to save my settings. That might change in the future, I'm not certain. So for right now, I hope you guys can wait a few more days while I figure this out. Any recommendations for other venues are welcome- this will not be a long term site, so it has to be free. I'll update in the middle of the week to let you guys know if anything changes. Stay out of trouble!

Friday, May 2, 2008

Finished page!

This should give you an idea of what a finished page will look like! I've finished page 7 out of 19, so hopefully that'll be everything by tomorrow. After that I'll print some test minis and I'll look for a venue online. Sunday is also outline day for chapter 2.

I'm thinking an easy, simple free site to start with. Hopefully by the end of summer I'll have enough cash to buy a real domain name, and then things'll really get started.

Also, I'm going to change the official update day to Saturday. The week is too busy for me to get anything truly substantial done by Friday- at least, anything I can show you that you want to see. Really, the only change is that I won't be updating in the wee hours anymore. So I'll see you guys next Saturday! I hope you're as excited as I am.