Month: February 2015

Page 19 preview & two £50 backer cameos

Howdy folks, page 19 of our comic Bust is going to drop any moment now, and we Chris and I can share this preview with you. The panel below stars two of our £50 backers – a cameo was their top reward on Kickstarter – and they are dishing out some real hurt on Jack and Luis. The chap with the gun aimed at Luis is my good friend Phil Harris, and the other is Jon Condon, a superb guy who founded the GameFans Facebook community. Here they are in action:                       I can assure you that they aren’t this evil in real life. I’m dead serious. Look out for the page dropping shortly and thanks for your support!...

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Comic site Digital Riot previews Bust

                                  Hello Kickstarter backers and friends of Bust, Dave here with another quick press update. International geek culture site Digital Riot has previewed Bust in a neat little feature that praises Chris’s art style, and champions the script’s reluctance to shoe-horn in mutants and action on every panel. Writer Frey says: “After reading Bust’s pages there are few things I want to say. When you are going through and developing a post-apocalyptic story, most people choose to develop a story that has fewer links to real human problems. “Often we see a group of people fighting monsters, but what is truly monstrous is to see them fight each other. Dave and Chris are walking really good path with Bust. They use “monsters” just like sugar on donuts, while the main part of the mic is actually about people and a society that has lost morality and ethics.” We’re really grateful to the Digital Riot team for such a positive write-up, and we hope to ave some more press coverage soon as well as Page 19. Stay tuned guys!...

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Comic site Regeeken.com covers Bust

Tim at wonderful geek culture site Regeeken has profiled Bust over on his site. It’s a neat little introduction to the comic’s plot, and includes a few page previews as well. Be sure to check it out. His write up adds, “I’ve only seen the first eighteen pages but the story is entertaining and engrossing and the art, strictly black and white, by game artist Chris O’Toole, is very well done.“ I’d like to second that Chris <3 Tim adds, “One of the main things Dave wants to stress is that this is not another zombie comic.“ I think that’s definitely an important point to get across. I’ve also been interviewed by another comic site this week and the article is due to go live soon. One of the question asked why I was doing a zombie story, and I had to come clean and reveal a bit of a twist. The monsters you see in the early pages aren’t zombies, but savage mutants who have become decayed and warped by the plague. They also all die out before the second issue. In fact, there’s actually a flashback in issue #2: Wasteland Ronin where two characters discuss what the monsters are. One asks if they’re zombies. The other tells their friend to stop being so stupid. We also see a two-headed, mutated crow on the first page of that issue to...

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A new backer comic cameo appears!

Good afternoon backers and friends of Bust alike. I’m happy to announce another new cameo from our £50 backer tier, this time it’s my good friend, Scottish game figurehead and all round good-egg Phil Harris. Hats off to Chris for this image, as this actually does look a lot like the man himself. He’ll be appearing in Page 19 of Bust, but we’ll keep what he’s up to a secret for now. Put it this way, things are going south pretty fast for Jack. How is Phil involved? Don’t forget, you can read pages 1-18 for free now, right here! Thanks guys, more soon!...

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We’ve got a new site + Kickstarter delivery update

                      Hello Bust friends and Kickstarter backers alike, and welcome to the new and improved Bust blog. We’re long past the point where we we were making a comic that *might* have been funded on Kickstarter, to something that actually has money behind it, and is getting made as you read this, so we thought it was time to make-over the site and put on our site’s Sunday best – so to speak. So what’s new? Well, you’ll find a new blog reel on the homepage, and if you look along the top bar you’ll see clearly defined sections for Issue #1 (you’ll get each new page as it’s made there for free), and the Bust store (where you can pre-order print copies for our Spring launch). We’ve also got Facebook and Twitter widgets on the right, so please do Like or Follow us to make us very happy. Lastly, we’re opening up an Instagram account, because basically that thing is massive. We definitely should be on it as a visual project, so be sure to keep an eye out for that launching this week. On to Kickstarter business… It’s a short one this, but if you backed Bust on Kickstarter you should expect to be harassed for your postal address soon. I’m going to start compiling everyone’s details...

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