Happy Holidays (if you’re celebrating one at some point). We have slowed down a bit while juggling heavy loads at our day jobs, celebrating Tom’s birthday last week (happy birthday Tom!) and fitting in holiday gift shopping sessions. We will also be taking a week to see family and rest our weary heads after this insane development marathon over the last 6 months. Things will be back in full swing after the New Year. Until then, we will try to update the blog from time to time with some little snippets of info and teasers.
Tom has begun some new character concepts while Mel has continued fleshing out the pacing and layouts for the rest of the issue. It’s already looking awesome and we can’t wait to get this into your hands. We promise it’s like nothing you’ve read before. Division combines passion, imagination and the combined professional skills of some of the hungriest lunatics this side of Saturn. Our writer Josh has been making some moves of his own in LA, connecting with comic shops, writing new scripts and grinding his man parts against the most talented people he can find.. So far, no restraining orders, so keep up the good work Josh!
In the coming weeks, check back often because we will begin regular blog updates soon. The goal is two updates a week that will either feature a character spotlight (with art sneak peaks) or a story related blog where we’ll discuss some of the themes that play out in the arcs of Division and it’s inhabitants. We will also be pointing out some colleagues, projects and interesting folks we meet along the way. Today’s update will do just that.
While at NY Comic Con 2012, we met the cool dudes from Soul Punk Studios http://www.soulpunkstudios.com/blogs/soul-punk-blog they came by our table and we got to chatting a bit. They are currently working on their own comic “Road to Pandemonium” Which seems really badass! Check out their tagline: Dante’s Inferno meets Romeo + Juliet in this blood soaked journey from the fallen gates of Heaven to the high capitol of Hell.
Their artwork is pretty great too. Definitely stop on over and check out their Blog and support their Kickstarter campaign because, like us, they are really passionate about their project and are working really hard to bring it to life. You can see some samples and more info on their kickstarter campaign here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/roadtopandemonium/road-to-pandemonium
Lastly, I wanted to just pop in a few memories from Comic Con. How much we enjoyed our time there and the ability to meet so many amazing folks. The response to Division was AMAZING and we really are inspired and even hungrier to get it out to everyone.
He was our First Customer! He has the very first Division #0 that we ever sold and signed. Thanks Micah!!
This is Meg, she bought the 100th copy! WhooHOO!!!
We were also selling our Velvet fine art prints.. MMmmm Juicy
Then Crimson Daggers stopped by and showed us some serious love! Thanks Dan Warren & Dave Rapoza!! http://crimsondaggerblood.blogspot.com/
And.. as with all Comic Cons, Tom did a little sketch on the spot.. It was meant to go to the first person who made an offer, but in the end, Tom wanted to give it to Josh, who was moving away the following week. :’(
That’s it for today folks. Don’t forget to pick up your signed copy of Division issue #0 right here on the blog. Just follow the links on the blog post. And if you’d like to pick up any of our Fine Art prints of our concept art, check out our etsy shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/tommeldesign
Until next time…