AND WE'RE OFF!
The Amiculus Kickstarter is open for business! The first eight hours or so of this campaign have been excellent, and if you haven't checked it out yet, here's the link to the Amiculus Kickstarter Page!
It will run for 30 days and change, coming to an end at 12:00 a.m. on Friday, August 23. So check in early and often for updates, backer rewards information, questions and other exciting news.
Oh, and one other thing: Tell anyone and everyone you know how awesome this is. Remember, no hyperbole is too wild, 'cause it's all true!
The Kickstarter begins 7/22/2013.
While we wait for the Kickstarter madness to begin a week from now, I thought I'd provide you with a view of the skeleton beneath this meaty project: a preview of the script. I'm thinking of offering the script as an incentive for certain backer levels, and I thought it'd be cool to see what people thought of that.
Here's a link to the first seven script pages of Volume One. I try to create a pretty vivid image on the page; if it does not satisfy in the same way that Giancarlo's great art does, take another look at his work in the gallery and try to picture it when reading these pages. I find it makes a difference.
See? You barely noticed it, didn't you? (See below.)
Once again, it is time to showcase a member of my intrepid and talented creative team. This time, it's Frank Cvetkovic's turn, whether he likes it or not.
In his own (criminally modest) words, Frank is a comic book letterer whose work has appeared in ARTFUL DAGGERS, THE BLACK WRAITH, FIRESIDE MAGAZINE, KUNG FU SKRATCH!, MOLLY DANGER, NENETL OF THE FORGOTTEN SPIRITS, and THE INSIDE. He is also the writer and creator of the original graphic novel PUNCH-UP. He currently lives in Cleveland, OH, where the home teams never win and the rivers occasionally catch fire.
Frank is also the letterer for Amiculus: A Secret History. He's the guy who makes my words look good on the page. From the responses I've been getting from the initial pages, he's doing a damn good job at it, as not a single person has noticed how barely passable my dialogue is.
In all seriousness, Frank is a true professional, and a gifted writer. His webcomic, PUNCH-UP, is a wickedly sardonic story of a perennial loser who has made career for himself in the only profession he's been good at since high school: as a human punching-bag. Wherever there's a drunken bar fight, a jealous husband, or someone looking to put the hurt on someone else, this guy is there to take the beating if the money's right. Currently, the webcomic is on hiatus as Frank considers his own Kickstarter, but believe me, it is choice storytelling.
Travis Horseman is a writer, actor, and an incurable graphic novel junkie. His love of comic books, theater and classical history have largely driven the course of his life, and he is doing his darnedest to unite them in Amiculus: A Secret History.