Thursday, October 18, 2007

The quest (or: "The writer says hello")

At the bottom, this post'll say "Posted by Josh," but that is, in fact, a dirty lie. This is actually Justin, the writer of this project, posting for the first time.

The Adventures of Wyatt Earp in 2999 is a project Josh and I -- two old friends in the Xavier-Magneto mould -- are trying to get off the ground. An imaginative adventure comic starring Western heroes in a science-fiction milieu, two wandering souls trapped in a future whose inhabitants based their entire culture and technology on sci-fi television and movies. Fast-paced stories done quickly -- between four and twelve pages -- with maximum compression allowing us to hit the reader with one idea after the other, and multiple stories in every issue. Just like good-ol'-fashioned adventure comics used to be (which is the reason for the groovy "yellowed paper" effect Josh has added to the digital pages) but with a modern polish.

At least, that's the idea. And this blog is the chronicling of our quest to get this book made.

We've been shopping the book around, and there's been some interest, which is insanely encouraging for two guys trying to crack into the business. Self-publishing is an option, but having an established publisher behind us obviously would make everything 800% easier and help put the book into more people's hands.

There is one sticky wicket we've come across in our attempts, however: horizontal format. I'll talk about that in my next post.

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