Another peaceful transition
- Today, I’m still celebrating the glorious aftermath of another peaceful transition. A glorious day where even those who tolerate how things were done in the previous years greet the new day with a tentative optimism and a full measure of devotion. Time will tell if it will be a success or a dud, but one thing is for certain: nothing will be the same again.
I am talking, of course, about the change from Starslip Crisis to just Starslip.
Over at webcomics.com, creator Kris Straub posted a great entry regarding his thought process on how he rebranded his comic. It covers everything from making the comic better for entry-level readers to character redesign to the joy of logo development. It’s required reading for everyone, especially those who believe they’ve written themselves into a corner.
Go ahead, embrace change.
- Also, I’d like to forward this press release sent to me by Larry Latham:
LOVECRAFT IS MISSING, BOOK 2: THE OBSCURE WORLD STARTS JANUARY 14, 2009
The first pages of ‘Lovecraft is Missing, Book 2’ go up Wednesday,
January 14, at www.lovecraftismissing.com. The webcomic, written and
illustrated by Larry Latham, weaves together events and characters
from the life and fiction of H.P. Lovecraft with an original story
that produces its own special take on pulp adventure.
But it’s not your standard Mythos wannabe: there is no such place as
Arkham, cultists are not Conan clones, and every third person does
NOT have a copy of the Necronomicon in their hip pocket. There are
enough surprising twists and turns to keep even the most ardent
Lovecraft fans guessing.
New pages are posted every Wednesday. The complete series will
consist of six issues. Book 1: Innumerable Instances of a Vague
Nature, began Oct.1, 2008, and is now available in the archives at
Larry Latham is a long-time animation veteran and pulp fan. “Lovecraft
is Missing” is his comic book debut.
I flipped through the first few pages, and the art is quite attractive. Plus, stuff about H.P. Lovecraft? Nifty!