Echoes from the Drift

Did you like “In Ruins”? Want to know what happens next? Then find out in the first issue of my new comic book series, “Echoes from the Drift”!

In “Echoes from the Drift”, the story centres on the exploration of parallel worlds and introduces two new characters – Jenni and Zayf. But, don’t worry, along with the new faces, there will be plenty of familiar ones for “In Ruins” fans.

“Echoes” is a story I’ve been wanting to tell for a long time. I’m including a lot of influences from my favourite shows from the late ’70s and ’80s, including “Mad Mad”, “Fist of the North Star”, “Star Wars”, “Battlestar Galactica”, “Mazinger Z”, “UFO Robo Grendizer”, so-called “Spaghetti Westerns”, “Blade Runner” and “The Fifth Element”. Like I did with “In Ruins”, I’ll be putting my own twist on these shows to make the story fun, dramatic and personal.

Finding a publisher can be a complex process these days. There’s a lot of really good artists out there. The waiting times can be long until you hear back from publishers (from a few weeks to a few months). Also, it seems to be preferable if you’ve been published before and have an existing fanbase to get their attention.

So, I’m planning to crowdfund “Echoes from the Drift”. This way I can tell the story in the way that I’d like to and get support from people who like the idea and can help turn this dream into a reality. Using crowdfunding means that fans and supporters can have sneak peeks of the art while the comic is being created. Supporters of “Echoes” will also have the opportunity to obtain exclusive extras, such as original artwork, which can be difficult to obtain unless you go to a lot of international conventions. This way, everything is in one place.

I’ll be writing, pencilling, inking and colouring the new series, as I did with “In Ruins”. It’s a lot of work, but I think the result will be worth it. I’m planning an initial 5 issue story arc. The overall plot is done and a lot of groundwork has been completed for the first issue already, so I’m putting the finishing touches on my crowdfunding campaign and will let you know when it’s ready to go!

For those of you who don’t know much about crowdfunding, I’ll be creating a post that goes over the basics.

To give you a little taste of “Echoes from the Drift”, here’s one of the first pieces of art I created for the series.

Echoes from the Drift - promo poster

Echoes from the Drift – promo poster