A heads up for a page I’ve done for the superhero webcomic crossover extravaganza otherwise known as Crossoverkill! In case you’ve been living in a cave for the past year (or, at the very least, ignoring all my posts on it), Crossoverkill sees Hoodoo of Force Magellan join with heroes from various other webcomics as they battle the death abducting Doppelganger Gang. Anyway, the various cartoonists of those webcomics share the art duties and most recently I’ve done a page featuring Hoodoo, Mindmistress, Captain Perfect and Lady Knight as they seek to interrogate captured Doppelganger Syko (‘Psycho’) Suki… check it out!
As some readers may know, I’ve been running Magellan over on Druck Duck as a catch-up mirror site of sorts… at a page a day I started updates last year some time and am now homing in on the end of Chapter 4. Having started a DD account as part of my involvement in Crossoverkill I figured rerunning the comic would be a good opportunity to engage with DD readers who had not seen Magellan. It also turned out to be good way to rekindle my Magellan passion following the several month hiatus the comic had been in. Anyway… turns out the mirror site, in addition to having been named as a featured comic earlier this year, has now also been nominated for Best Plot Development in the annual Drunk Duck Awards for 2011. I wasn’t sure if a mirror site would get a look in so it was a nice surprise. Crossoverkill also garnered two nominations – Best Sci-Fi comic and Best Community Project, and two of the other contributing comics – Bad Guy High and Fusion – scored some nods too. Given there are thousands of comics hosted on Drunk Duck we’ve done well! The ‘ceremony’ is in a month or so… stand by for further announcements!
Another great piece of fan-art from Chris V who supplied last month’s Captain Victoria. This time it features Victory-Man teaming up alongside Chris’ character Victory as the beat the circuits out of a swarm of robots… just an average day at the office for super heroes. It’s a fantatstic piece of art – please check it out!
It’s been so long since I’ve received fan art I was pretty surprised and excited to find this latest piece from reader Chris V in my email today. It features none other than Captain Victoria the recently disgraced flying powerhouse member of Oz Magellan. Will she ever be able to clear her name – well if having her own piece of fan art can’t get her in the good books then nothing can! Would this be a good opportunity to remind everyone that I love getting fan art… becasue I do!
Thanks Chris… please check it out.
Hey!! It’s been a while since I last posted to the blog – it hasn’t been due to lack of interest, more a lack of time. Tonight is the first time in ages where I actually feel like I have a bit of spare time and am “on top of things”… don’t know how long it will last. I just tallied up how long it has been since I got this site underway and restarted the stalled storyline that I’m still working my way through… 8 months (give or take a week)! Although I think I had hoped I would have finished Chapter 5 by now, at mostly only one update a week it has way taken way longer than expected that’s for sure. Sometimes I can’t believe I turned out three pages a week during the Bad Karma storyline. How was that even possible?? Anyway, apart from a couple of recent hiccups I think I should now be able to turn in two pages a week from here until the end of Worst Fieldtrip… expected to be at page 5.130. Sixteen pages at two a week still equals eight weeks or two months… but at least it’ll wrap before the end of 2011! And then it’s on to new adventures.
One of the primary reasons for the time crunch this year (other than, y’know, all the other reasons) has been my involvement in Crossoverkill – the crossover epic between Hoodoo from Magellan and heroes from other webcomics (such as Mindmistress, Fusion, Energize, Captain Perfect and Yuuki). Now don’t get me wrong, working on this project has been a blast! A mega blast!! I’ve pushed myself on this in ways I haven’t previously on any project and working with other highly talented cartoonists has made me lift my game big time – all of which will have a positive flow on effect for Magellan. It’s hard to share my ongoing development on the project work via the blog since to do so could result in spoilers but I’ll see what I can do to rememdy that. I hope you are actually reading Crossoverkill – even if you don’t know who the other characters are I think you’ll have a pretty good idea by the time you read through the almost 100 pages already online. Please make sure you check it out!