ThoughtScapeComics.NS.13 :: New Year Catch Up ::
Get Real + Dig It
Welcome to Nervous System, where you can learn more about ThoughtScape Comics and Lifeformed.
Happy New Year! Things are off to a rip-roaring start here at ThoughtScape HQ in 2022. Here’s a look at January happenings.
ThoughtScape Comics #2 (and issue #1 as well if you need it) will be launching on Zoop soon. I will be keeping you up to date here, of course, but if you want to sign up for official Zoop notifications, head over here and enter your email: https://zoop.gg/c/thoughtscapecomics.
This book looks INCREDIBLE. If you read Ex Post Facto, you know Karl slings ink and every other artistic tool like an absolute beast, and you know you don’t want to miss this. Back it at: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kidreverie/lady-mayhem!
This unstoppable duo ALSO has a monthly Scout Comics series right now, CULT OF IKARUS. Track it down/order it from your LCS:
I watching Station Eleven on HBO Max, which is incredible and features at least three of my all time favorite television episodes of all time. Highly recommend both it and the novel on which it is based.
I’m reading The Cold Six Thousand by James Ellroy. As a kid who was somewhat late to having the skills/focus to get through entire novels, Ellroy was one of the first writers I hooked into, and after a declining reading diet since the pandemic began, I figured maybe he could pull me out of my slump now. So, I picked up where I left off (I’d finished American Tabloid, the book to which this is a sequel, when it first came out ages ago). I was right. 600+ pages, flying by as quickly as JE’s staccato sentences. Ugly crime and conspiracy in 60s America. Dig it (but of course start with American Tabloid)…
While most of my comics efforts of late are marketing-ish and focused on the Zoop launch, I am working with artist Rob Gaughran on Immortal Hits, an epic 18-page ThoughtScape story for 2023. Rob dropped me some incredible layouts recently and I am having a blast going through them and making notes and adjusting my dialogue, etc. Rob KILLED it on these layouts, and I cannot even imagine how good the final story is going to look if these are just the thumbnails… Dig this cover:
If you want to get REAL behind the scenes, subscribe to continue past the paywall and you can check out the write-up/script/reference for the cover and a couple pages worth of script and layouts.
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