The wheels are quickly turning and pages are flying in from every direction for my upcoming sci-fi-ish project, INNOVATION.
What went from a zany idea to a 24-page script over the course of one weekend is now becoming a reality with the assistance of a massively talented group of artists. I can’t speak highly enough of Stan Chou, Mike Hatfield, Damon Threet, Ken Perry and Chris Mendoza. They all jumped into the fray with an open mind and have helped me design a world full of life, science and…well…other things. This is one of those times where I struggle to explain exactly what this book is about. Just trust me…you’ll have to experience it.
It’s down to the wire on whether or not this book will debut at the New York Comic Con, but I’m keeping the fingers crossed. Regardless of the convention, I have every intention for this project to be available online in late October or early November. A website is in the works and volumes 2 & 3 have already been written and I have some talented artists working on drawing up some more crazy stories for down the road.
ARTISTS — I want YOU to get involved with this project! See my new INNOVATION FAQ to understand what we’re doing and how you can be a part of it.
For now, here’s a peek at a panel from Mike Hatfield’s good-looking tale, INTELLIGENCE.
Art for two stories from my upcoming project, INNOVATION are complete!
Even with five different artists contributing to the project, there’s such a cool diversity and cohesiveness throughout the five wacky tales that I’ll be bringing you. Innovation will be my attempt at writing an ongoing comic that will be told in a non-linear fashion in 3-6 page chunks. Ultimately, they will be serialized online for free with a new “seasons” consisting of 22-32 pages.(hopefully) hitting the web on a monthly or bi-monthly basis.
Since each story will be so short, yet still add to the mythos and continue one of the storylines, it will allow a rotating group of artists to participate and help boost the signal on everyone involved. It will also give up-and-coming artists the ability to practice their storytelling or give established artists the ability to work in different styles. The only rule is that there are no rules. It’s like Fight Club, but with less fighting.
For any artists who would like to get involved, shoot an email to weslocher[at]gmail.com with a link to your sequential work. I’d love to see it!
We’re a month out from the New York Comic Con where I hope to debut the first issue and I’m hoping to shake some hands with several of the contributors who will be there!
As pages continue to come in, here’s a sneak peek at Damon Threet’s story, BY DESIGN.