Belated happy new year, hope everyone had a great festive period.
I have been really busy working on a few projects and I am going to share the details with you over the coming weeks and months.
First up is a story I am really excited about, I had the idea last weekend and starting typing it out, I really thought it would look great with some manga inspired art and by god did I manage pull a blinder with the artist.
I am working with a PHENOMINAL artists called Jennifer Epton of Akai Ito Studio.
She is so good and literally PERFECT for this project.
Last year she was in the TOP TEN for Manga Jiman Competition (UK), where artists submit a short manga story to the Embassy of Japan
Entrants get given a theme and create a story round it, the top 10 go to an exhibition at the Embassy where the winners and runners up receive superb prizes and have their artwork displayed in a special exhibition.
So yeah last year she came ninth and she found out last week that she has made the TOP TEN AGAIN for a second year running, fingers crossed for her winning.
You can imagine how lucky and honoured I am to be working with and co-creating this story with her.
The story is called “Bulwark”.
I am writing and lettering it with Jennifer doing all the art.
Its action/adventure story about our protagonist who realises that his life is not what he thought; he sets off on a journey of discovery and maturity trying to find out who he is and what his future holds.
We are already having so much fun with the story and just to give you a taster of her art meet Yori our sixteen year old protagonist 🙂
We will show of more little teasers as we go but I was desperate to share this exciting story with you all.
This will be a comic book more over a manga but i really wanted the feel of the art like this, can’t wait to share more with you all 😀
We are initially working on a pitch to get out to publishers and see from there who prints it.
Chat again soon.
Take it easy