For the last couple of months, I’ve been working with Jethro Morales on a project I plan to unveil early next year. I’m so excited about the project, that I’ve decided to present a small preview as an early Christmas present to myself (and of course, for you).
The comic is called The Boy Who Wanted War, and follows Kardoson, the son of a cloner. Earth is in need of a new planet to colonize, and the clones are sent to war to forcefully take a planet from its rightful citizens. Kardoson, seeing clones that look just like him, assumes them to be his brothers, and expects to eventually be a part of the war effort. His parents, however, have other plans, and they’ve ensured that their son never sees the horrors of war.
Jethro has been sending me pages for awhile now, and the more I see, the more excited I am to share the comic with others. His pencils are bringing my story to life with just the right level of emotion and excitement. Meanwhile, Mike Erandio’s inks are so clean it’s staggering.
The next steps are to finalize the lettering script (which I’m working on today) and get that to Jason Hanley for lettering. I’m also currently looking into several different colorists to see which style works best for the art and story.
If I keep on schedule, I’ll have the entire book wrapped up by the end of the year. After that, I’ll release it in late January or early February 2014. After that, I’ll start a Kickstarter campaign in an effort to secure enough funds to print enough copies to have on hand at the upcoming Denver Comic Con.
I’m so excited about this project; 2014 can’t get here fast enough. But until then, there are comics to be made!