Author: Dave Cook

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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Blog: How to write your first comic book – Guide

Hello and welcome to the first in a series of articles, in which Card Shark Comics founder Dave discusses advice, tips and lessons learned from his first year and a half on the comic circuit. If you have any questions for him, just email – cardsharkcomics@gmail.com — It doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from, all of us have had a bright idea at some point. Think back and be honest with yourself: How many of those ideas have you actually acted upon? I’m not shy about it: I have had countless ideas and projects –...

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Vessels #2 reveal: First 4 pages & synopsis

We can finally lift the lid on Vessels #2, the follow up to our critically acclaimed dark fantasy epic. Inspired by the Dark Souls game series, Vessels is set in the dying world of Cairnthala, a medieval realm that is merging with the Veil, the realm of dreams, causing all sorts of mind-bending anomalies and cataclysms. Here’s the official synopsis for Vessels #2: Reeling from the Eye-God’s assault, the forces of Stratum plan a counter-attack on the demonic entity before it has a chance to strike again. Queen Stratum has chosen Wake, the warrior of legend, to lead an...

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