Month: September 2014

You’ve helped us hit our Kickstarter target. Thank you!

                So, I just got into bed after a long day, all ready to nod off, but I thought I’d check my emails one last time. I absolutely wasn’t expecting to see us hit our Kickstarter target tonight. What a surprise! I honestly can’t convey just how happy I am to have had your support during this campaign, and my appreciation is through the roof. Thank you very, very much to all of our backers. Regardless of how much you pledged, you all have my thanks. We still have 30 days of...

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We’re at 81% so let’s talk about edits

            Hello guys, I hope you’e having a stellar weekend so far! It’s time for another update. 81% I’m absolutely delighted to say that Bust funding has now hit 81% at £983 of our £1,200 goal. We are so close now, so if you happen to know of anyone who might like the comic, please do direct them to our campaign. Thank you so much to everyone who has pitched in so far, this means to much to Chris and I. Page 13 is still in the works, but I thought I should point out that should Bust hit its goal, the other 19 pages won’t take this long to produce. We’re just wary about getting too ahead of ourselves at this stage should – and we HOPE this doesn’t happen! – we fail to hit our target by the close date on October 31. That said, we should have page 13 for you this coming week, so stay tuned for that. Let’s talk about edits This brings me neatly to the topic of edits. I’m spending this afternoon going through the rest of our script to tighten up the grammar some more, and to identify panels where we can insert you £50 backers. Finding places to include our backers on the page will be pretty good fun, and I’m sure you guys will...

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Preview – Page 13 roughs with inks

Hi guys, how’s it going? Chris has just sent over the rough inked version of page 13, which you’ll remember we posted the initial pencil sketches for last week.  This the last step before the final piece is made, and all the shading, fine detail and dialogue go onto the page. It’s just to give you guys an idea of the level of work that goes into each page at Chris’s end. Let s know what you think and thanks once again for your support. We’ll have the finished page for you shortly...

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Meet Eddie, Bust’s villain

He has such a punchable face does he not? Well, Eddie wasn’t always a bad guy, but that’s another story for a flashback in a future issue of Bust. In our first issue, he’s a poisonous, crazed individual who has spent his fortune on fortifying his home city of Austin, Texas to keep the plague at bay, while positioning himself as the man who holds all the keys. He runs the food and water influx, commands a personal army and imposes harsh laws on his people. “The gospel according to Eddie Scott.” Jack and his family find themselves in Austin after trying to avoid the chaos of the streets, and settle down for a while. Jack gains employment under Eddie’s wing and all seems well, that is until the two men cross each other and our hero finds himself slaying mutated freaks in the football stadium. Oops.  Eddie is loathsome, but over time Jack starts to ‘get’ the man, and understands the pressures of what it means to be king. The question is: If you were the only one capable of saving the world as it fell down around you, could you stomach the responsibility? That’s all we can say  about him for now. Some new press! First off, Bust has received another positive write up courtesy of comic blogger Stuart Anderson, who writes: “As I was flicking through Twitter...

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Kickstarter Stretch Goals?!

                Hello backers. I’m starting to lightly ponder my stretch goals for Bust – which will come into play if we hit our target with time to spare. I’m not sure what we could offer up but if you have a second I’m keen for your feedback. I was thinking that for an extra £250 I could do an additional print run of 200 copies (added on to the first batch as it’d work out cheaper in bulk, although that first batch will be signed as per the £5 reward tier). The idea is I could sell them on Etsy to help fund Bust issue #2 so that a second potential Kickstarter would have a lower goal. Stretch goal two could come in the form of an official launch party here in Edinburgh, so that local backers can come pick up their copy and have it signed in person. The money would go towards venue hire and maybe even money behind the bar. We film it and make a nice closing montage for the campaign. I’m also toying with putting a PayPal donate button on the Bust blog for after the campaign, so if anyone fancies helping fund issue #2 ahead of a second Kickstarter, they will have that option. These are just ideas just now but we need to hit that...

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