For a long, long time–over a year–I’ve been talking about bringing Axiom-man to comics. That’s finally going to happen as I’ve now decided on how I can produce the comic myself in a timely manner and not get slaughtered monthly by the book’s production. Thanks to ideas from my wife and some of my own, a manner of presentation has been reached. I also believe I’ve come up with a business model that will move the book from just being a hobby into an actual viable way for indie creators to make their own comics and actually make money on it.
Working hard on the pages now. They’re already drawn, inked, the lettering is done–just need to add in more crosshatching and graytones.
What? A superhero comic can’t be in black-and-white with graytones? As if. One of the things I pride myself on regarding the Axiom-man Saga is that his story is different than your usual superhero fanfare. It’s a life and times story, approached from the idea if this happened to a regular Joe tomorrow, how would reality most likely pan out? That said, I’m willing to push the envelope a bit and try a superhero comic with a presentation akin to Sin City and The Walking Dead as opposed to your typical DC or Marvel gradient color-fest. I also have a passion for good black-and-white comics (i.e. Cerebus, Echo, Rachel Rising, Walking Dead, Sin City, Alec, etc.) and know that tha medium is wrought with potential and just plain awesomeness.
The first story arc is a brand new tale which also covers Axiom-man’s origin and takes place one year after he got his powers.
My goal is to get the book out around the beginning of February.