With page 75, E Pluribus Unum has come to a close. It has taken over 2 years, but it is finally done. Closes the chapter on that particular adventure of Crush. So what does it mean for the future? For the moment, I will be taking a small break from doing pages. Notice I say pages, I'm far from done. And soon enough I will be returning with the next chapter in the Crush Story, which will be entitled: "Welcome to the Show!" In this chapter, she will be confronted by Black Magic Rabbit. I'll leave you guessing for now..
But what other plans may I have do you ask. Allow me to explain.
1. Touch ups.
I've noticed in some of my pages that some of the panels are not...exactly what I wanted...and one does have a typo in it. So before I post them to my alternate site ( crush.thecomicseries.com/ ) I will be touching them up some. Right now it's two panels, a typo change, and some re working of some front that I need to redo..mostly cause I needed something in there after my comp died and I needed to use a substitute font for a few pages.
2. Setting up a Redbubble and Pateron
Sometime very soon, I would like to open up a Redbubble account and a pateron to help finance my work. Why would I need to do that you may say? This is all I've really ever wanted to do. SO I think it's about high time that I started to get something back from my craft. A bit of a lofty goal, but I need to try. Which is why I will also be creating a few Assets for both. For Redbubble, which is an online shop, I will be starting with some small things..more knicknacky stuff like keychains, coffee mugs..but I do have a planned design for atleast one T-shirt and a poster (which I am currently working on). As of right now the current roster for stuff to get will be: Crush, Legion, Black Magic Rabbit, Scorn, and Maelstrom. This list does not exclude any future characters people would be interested in.
As far as Pateron goes..first I would need to make a banner and stuff for it. I have goals in mind...but am still going back and forth as far as contributing goes. On one hand..I kinda don't want to put things behind paywalls...but unless there is some minimum standard I can put it..there will be little coming in. On the other hand, having a tiered system, could bring in more benies, but would mean I would have to be SO much more active..which is hard given my full time status. I do have my goals set in mind, but I would have to change my current account over to Creator status to see what exactly I can do. I also know it is a bit of a gamble with the whole crowd funding aspect, and given some people have a tendency to pledge, then pull pledges at last second in order to get the benies and not actually have to pay..which is super shady but I know it does happen. And when that time arrives for it to go live, I do hope you will consider contributing.
3. Concepts for next chapter
I may of said that I won't be doing pages for a little while..taking a small break from working on THAT, but that does not mean the process stops 100%. I will be doing some concepts for the next chapter of CRUSH, which means I will have to spend some time just sketching out some new places. Last chapter I was able to get away with doing big open deserts due to it being a fight scene in said desert, but this next one is in need of some concept art..mostly of old timey fairgrounds. Will need a few other assets, but mostly buildings, attractions, props and other things. So that should be coming around sometime later this summer. I do not have a set date, but it will be soon.
Thank you all for the continued support.
Creator of CRUSH