This entry is a little different, its an update on what is coming. I'm a big believer in being transparent about my writing, production schedule and plans so this is about a five minute read. I hope you'll take the time, enjoy what you discover and please, PLEASE comment below.
I want to thank you for reading Tommy's Stories. These are based on game play, some real life stuff, and some artistic liberty to make the reading easier and (hopefully) enjoyable. These stories weren't edited though. I would sometimes make changes before making them public, things like spelling or eliminating duplicate words... things like that, but mostly these are first drafts. So it is really mind blowing to see that this fan fiction blog has almost 15000 unique views from people reading it. I can't thank you enough for that.
On to the Update:
Tommy's Stories will continue! I will keep writing this fan fiction right here on the blog. I hope you will continue to enjoy it.
I haven't been able to secure a license to produce a Shadowrun comic. I'll continue to pursue it, but, in the meantime, I'm going to move forward with creating a new comic series based on Tommy's Stories. These won't be set in the game universe we know, so I'll be making setting changes.
The cover for issue one is done. I've been showing that off a bit online, but if you haven't seen it yet, here it is...
|Cover of Issue One|
Tommy Gun Tales comic book
Artist: Lotus Blair
I'm going to be adapting existing stories first, then moving into new stories as we catch up to this blog. I will be continuing with the stories here and I hope you will all enjoy what is to come.
I am a huge Shadowrun fan, so the fanfic will continue in that vein, just the comic setting will change. To be clear, the comic will not use any Shadowrun trademarks or intellectual property.
Cool stuff: Art of Tommy Gun Tales ~ Dystopian Fantasy Art Prints & more
I've planned and scheduled a crowdfunding campaign to help move the development of the comics along. We're starting this process by creating a campaign to fund art prints based on the stories. I'll be conducting a crowdfunding campaign where you'll be able to get art prints depicting scenes inspired by these stories including the cover image of issue one. There will be pledge reward options, with the basic tier offering two different prints for our main goal, a 3 inch x 3 inch vinyl sticker and an illustrated, hand written post card from me to you. Stretch goals will add up to two more illustration prints for backers. Presently we are expecting to launch that crowdfunding campaign during the first week of November 2019.
I'll be crowdfunding the comics starting next year and they will be made available in digital and print format. The artist for the comic, Lotus Blair, has a good feel for the stories and possesses remarkable skill. I'm looking forward to seeing these characters illustrated for the first time and I hope you are as well.
The timetable for the comic, its crowdfunding campaign and release are being worked into the Sinopa Publishing (my company) crowdfunding calendar. We'll be funding a reprint of our debut comic 47 Furious Tails, Issue One (as we're almost out of copies) on Indiegogo while running the art print campaign on KickStarter. This is because the release calendar is very busy next year so we're working in everything we can.
How you can help bring the Tommy Gun Tales comic to the world:
If you have enjoyed these stories, I hope you'll help make the comic a reality. We'll need support for the crowdfunding campaigns as well as folks sharing the links to that campaign on social media. Your shares, retweets, blogging, YouTube comments and podcasts are a HUGE help in getting the word out about this ambitious project.
I hope you'll support this endeavor so we can all enjoy
You can follow my personal KickStarter account (where we'll be launching the art print campaign in November) by clicking on the image below:
|Pic is 5 years old but the one I had on hand|
Thank you so much for reading this update. I hope you'll join me next time for more of Tommy's Stories!