Innovation Update #15

Sometimes you have to take a step back to see what works and what doesn’t. When I dove into my sci-fi webcomic INNOVATION (which you can read for absolutely free by clicking here), I didn’t know if we’d ever get more than five pages completed, and here we are, six months later boasting two issues and 41 total pages with 21 more en route to your eyes soon.

To date, the eight available shorts fit together to tell the story of what happens when the mysterious R.D.S.L. Corporation decides to push the boundaries of technology into questionable areas. While I was making the rounds last year, handing out copies of the first issue at the New York Comic Con, there was one question that came up that made me think a bit.

People asked me, “Why isn’t there any art on the cover?”

My first instinct was to run away and pout at the criticism, but as the question popped up again the short answer became, “Because I want people to be intrigued by the cover and want to open the book.”

As great as it sounded, I succumbed to the true marketing facts that a person likely isn’t going to take the time to reach down, pick up a comic and thumb through it, so just like in everything else, the first impression was crucial.

Thinking forward to some upcoming conventions where I’ll be sitting at a table and trying to sell my wares, it made me realize that the covers did need a little more somethin’ somethin’ to draw potential readers in, so I went back to the drawing board and decided to re-brand the series with a new look and new attitude.

Actually, the attitude didn’t really change, but you know what I mean.

You can check out the new Innovation covers below and I’ll soon reveal the cover and contributing artists for our third issue. Personally, if I saw these covers on a convention table, I’d snatch them up. Hopefully comic fans feel the same way. We’ll find out soon, I suppose!

Innovation Update #14

If you’ve been following along with my sci-fi webcomic project INNOVATION, which you can read for absolutely free by clicking here, I sincerely hope that you’re enjoying what myself and the team of amazing artists are doing.

If you haven’t had a chance to enjoy the story, which centers around events inside the mysterious R.D.S.L. Corporation as they push the limits of science to questionable levels, then you can now download the first two issues for free via ComicBlender.com.

You can read issue #1 and issue #2 directly from the website or download the books in PDF, CBR or CBZ formats and take them on the go to enjoy on your favorite e-reader!

While you’re visiting Comic Blender, be sure to give a few other comics a chance. There’s some really fun free titles just waiting to be discovered.

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IndieComicsTracker.com Podcast

Over the weekend, I was a guest on the IndieComicsTracker.com Podcast where I spoke with host Marcel Lewin about my webcomic, INNOVATION (click here to read it for free).

He had come across the Innovation website and was curious to learn more about the process of putting together a webcomic, working with artists and the exercise in project management that comes along with such a project.

It’s a quick 15 minute conversation, but hopefully you’ll learn something!

Give the podcast a listen by clicking here and be sure to visit IndieComicsTracker for other great info, podcasts and comic news.

I appreciate Marcel having me on the show!