Month: September 2014

Another positive Kickstarter write-up

              Hello Kickstarters, Dave here again with another quick update. I’m currently sprawled out on my spare room couch feeling a bit ropey while playing PS2 classic Onimusha. How has your weekend been? Within my line of sight is the stack of notes I’ve penned for Bust’s second issue. I had another pass at them today and I’m happy to say that the issue’s arc is now locked down. I plan on writing the actual script starting October as I’m currently wrapping up work on my novel Seventh Circle. As soon as the process begins you can expect a torrent of updates and maybe even some spoiler free previews too. But anyway, on with the update….   Thank you again to everyone on that list, both Chris and I are still a bit amazed at how far we’ve come in such a short time. We couldn’t have done it without you. Next up: The Bust Kickstarter has received a positive write-up over at Geekout South-West. Author Timlah has liked what he’s read so far, and is digging the campaign. Check out his article through the link. Thanks guys, stay tuned for a bigger update tomorrow!...

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Page 13: rough pencils and preview

Hello backers and visitors alike! We hope you’re having an ace weekend so far, and we thought we’d share the rough pencils of our next page – page 13 – to show you our progress and to give some insight into how Chris begins each page, and to underline how much work goes in to making this comic happen. Here it is: Shots have been fired, but where does that leave Jack? I’m personally paying for this page to be made, so that we have new content to show you during our Kickstarter and to highlight how serious we are about making the comic. Lastly, to all new backers: I want to say thank you, and I will be adding you to the Bust Blog’s wall of thanks later today. Cheers guys, and remember: tell a friend 😀 Dave...

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The background of Bust + new story insight

Hi backers, and thank you for making the last 24 hours something incredibly exciting for both Chris and I. Together you’ve raised £520 towards our total with 43 days left to go. That’s insane (in a good way of course!). Part of this process is to keep you all updated and to give as much insight into the project as possible, and that’s what this post is about. The original sketches of page 2 from April 2013   THE BACKGROUND OF BUST Bust, like all of the writing projects I’ve worked on, started as something drastically different. In the beginning it was a short one-shot focusing on a card dealer called Frank who go a bit too big for his boots and started stealing from his boss, who also happened to be a local Mafia big shot. Frank then tries to gamble all of the money he stole at his bosses illegal card game. He wins and makes over a million dollars, but as it happens, his boss has been wise to him this whole time. Frank gets roughed up, the Mafia kidnaps his family and the plot kicks into high gear. We then see Frank held captive for man months, and is forced to brawl his way through a seemingly never-ending wave of bare knuckle boxing matches to pay off the money he stole – even though his...

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Bust gets its first piece of press

Jack prepares for a fight in the arena   Funding update At the time of writing Bust is almost 50% funded at £520. Can we hit the full £1,200 we need to make this thing a reality? Help us by spreading the word among your friends if you feel they’d like to read the comic. Our first piece of press coverage Bust has been featured on comic blog Panels and Pixels, along with some details on the campaign. I want to issue my thanks to editor Matt for featuring us. It means a lot! Check out Matt’s write-up here: http://www.panelsandpixels.com/comics-on-kickstarter-bust-a-dark-story-of-survival/ Backer list update I’ve updated the Bust blog’s Kickstarter backer list with the names of all backers from today. Thanks again to everyone on that list, you have really helped myself and Chris a lot, and we can’t say thank you enough. Expect another, bigger update shortly!...

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We’ve passed £340!

I didn’t expect to wake up and see us gain so much support in such a short space of time, but wow, seriously guys this means so much to us. Thank you! I work during the day but I’ll be adding all you overnight backers to the Bust wall of thanks on the comic’s blog once I get home: Don’t forget, you can read issue #1 as new pages are made for free here: http://bustcomic.com/read-issue-1-here/ Thanks guys, we’ll also have a story update for you tonight. Stay tuned...

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