In this week’s edition of WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO… I thought I’d spotlight a comic that I’m hoping to release late this year or early next year entitled NEW LIFE.
Need me to refresh you on the plot? No problem.
In an overpopulated city, a loner wins a lottery drawing that allows him to bring a loved one back from the grave. Before he can have his recently deceased wife reinstated, he’ll have 48 hours to kill someone else to take her place.
This 4-issue sci-fi romp through a dystopian future in which the world has reached extreme overpopulation was co-created by Logan Miller. In addition to being one hell of an artist, Logan is also talented at painting, coloring, sketching and graffiti. I guarantee that he can also tie both of his shoes simultaneously with different hands.
We started working on this project about a year and a half ago during which time we did a 5-page short and pitched it around to several publishers. While the responses were all positive, we only had one taker in Philadelphia’s indie darlings 215 Ink.
Since that time Logan completely retooled the art from the ground up and let me tell you — he came out with guns blazing and it’s going to blow. your. mind.
We completed the first issue in mid-2013 but since Logan and I are both students we both got extremely busy and progress ground to halt. Here we are, fresh into 2014 and I’m happy to report that the train is moving again. Logan has penciled the entire second issue, inked more than 20 pages and even colored the first handful. Once art is complete it gets tossed back to me for lettering and we start all over again on issue 3!
These comic things take time!
While we continue on with production, here’s a sneak peek at some of that mind-blowing artwork I mentioned: