Author: Dave Cook

Killtopia: Synopsis drops for our new 2017 series

We’re proud to reveal the synopsis of our new series for 2017 – Killtopia. The sci-fi series will feature concepts and scripts by Dave Cook and art by Bust cover artist Craig Paton. The series was inspired by old school anime movies Akira and Ghost in the Shell, as well as the videogames of Platinum Games and Suda51, Killtopia takes readers into the neon scorched world of a Japanese metropolis, many years from now. Years before our story begins, a scientific cataclysm ravages Sector K, a district in Japan’s largest metropolis – known in the present as ‘Killtopia.’ The...

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Vessels #1 ranks in Comics Anonymous ‘Highlights of 2016’ list

The accolades for Card Shark Comics’ Dark Souls inspired release Vessels #1 continue to pile up, thanks to Comics Anonymous. The site has named the dark fantasy comic in its ‘Highlights of 2016’ honours list and had this to say about the issue: “It’s a weird and wonerful world of time periods, fantasy and a raw creativeness that is instantly infectious & likeable.” Check out the full write up through the link, and if you still haven’t picked the issue up, you can buy it in print from our friends at Comichaus: http://www.comichaus.com/comics/vessels/203200.htm Or digitally via ComiXology on iOS...

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How to run a successful Kickstarter campaign – guide

Hello and welcome to the third chapter in my series of ‘How to’ comic guides, which covers all aspects of being an indie comicbook creator – from writing, attending conventions and much more. Missed parts one and two? Have a look before diving into this new guide to brush up on your comic creating skills: Chapter one: How to make your first comic (including lore bibles, character bios, story arcs and a strong issue structure) Chapter two: How to write your first comic script (including script formatting, shorthand for artists, avoiding plot holes, dialogue and more) Chapter Three: How...

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Bust #3: standard comic cover reveal

Howdy folks, Dave here with a fresh update on our first 2017 release Bust 3: A Sackcloth Smile. We’re proud to reveal the comic’s standard cover by Craig Paton, which you will be able to buy alongside the “Dawn” variant by John McCrea and Mike Spicer. It shows Dawn, Jack and Bill standing on a presidential seal (for reasons you may recall from issue #2). If you look closely you’ll see the series logo in the middle. This is the original cover, and it will come as a large print run, while the McCrea/Spicer variant will be limited to...

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Blog: How to format your first comic script – guide

This is part two of Dave’s guide series on how to write your first comic, which will cover all aspects from getting your story down on paper, to raising funds on Kickstarter. In part one we looked at the important of creating a lore bible and fleshing out your story arc before drafting a script. You can read it here. Guide #2: How to format your first comic script 1. Before you script, ask yourself ‘why?‘ Although creating a lore bible, character bios and a clear, concise plot arc seems like a lot of work BEFORE you even write a...

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