I was cleaning off my hard drive and ran across a project a did a few years ago, a web comic based on Namco’s Dig Dug video game for their IP farm, Shifty Look.
It’s not around any more, but Shifty Look was a web comic platform devoted to developing a host of classic Namco IP into new products.
Quite a few different games got the web comic treatment (I like to think that the work I did back at GameTap may have given them the idea for this) but Dig Dug was the one that got the royal treatment.
Nearly 30 creators were enlisted to develop Dig Dug strips, including the great Marv Wolfman. I was paired up with Max Acree on art for my Dig Dug comic.
Just found out that the first printing of A Hero’s Death is sold out. Not sure if this is good news or bad news. But I’m going to take it as a good sign! The for sure good news is that the second printing has already shipped!
Comic Crusaders has written up a really nice review of the book. Writer Johnny Hughes gave the book 5 out of 5 and really seemed to connect with what we were going for.
But don’t take my word for it. Head over to Comic Crusaders and read it yourself!
One of the fulfillment items for our Hero’s Death Kickstarter is a series of postcards. This one, depicting the Hero fighting alongside the Allies in WWI is my favorite. Art by the fabulous Mark Texeira.
This is Mark Texeira’s artwork for the cover to our forthcoming graphic novel A Hero’s Death.
Some Kickstarter backers of A Hero’s Death will be getting pins in addition to the graphic novel. This is the 4th and final pin in the set and features concept art by the book’s painter Mark Texeira.
Lettering on the graphic novel is coming along. A Hero’s Death should go to print by the end of the month!