Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Panel Pages Project New On Kickstarter

Pencil, Ink, Scan! No more need for huge scanners or runs to Kinkos. Perfect for the modern indy comic or manga artist. Click on the images to see more!

Sometimes you're drawing a comic book. You finish the page and it looks great and now you want to scan it to color and letter it, but it's too big for the scanner, so you have to scan half, then scan the other half and put it together in Photoshop or some other program.
Or you're drawing a manga comic. Sure you can draw it on the smaller paper, but it's still too small to scan. Either way you have to run down to the local printshop and reduce the page. 
Or you're working with both mediums (like many), and some things you originate on paper and some you originate digitally. No more having to cut paper or use scrap pieces... 
That's where "Panel Pages" comes in....

Panel Pages are designed by Night Phoenix Press lead creator Nathyn Brendan Masters and measure 8 x 11.5. Large enough to draw a four to five panel comic and small enough to fit in most average scanners. The non-photo border is printed on bright white Vellum Bristol board.
Reduce the art down an inch on all sides to 7 x 10.5 and you've got the perfect size to be uploaded to Ka-Blam, ComiXpress or even Rink Printing for a standard size comic or reduce the page to your needed size for Manga or Digest sized. Just keep all the important art and lettering inside the inner panel... 
Where Will Your Money Go...?
I want to produce as high of quality paper as possible, but sale them as inexpensively as I can. I would like to sale these in packs of 21 plus two cover sheets (incase you mess up on one) and packs of 50 with 4 cover sheets and so on. But the basic pack, 21/2 sheets I want to sale for under $10.
Your money goes to buying the best paper we can and printing.  2 - ply vellum bristol board, suited for pen and pencil. Vellum is ideal for a broad range of media, including crayon and charcoal. 

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Inks for Yet Another New Epitaph #0 Cover?

Yep, another new cover for Epitaph #0. This one is drawn by one of our hot new artist Pramit Santra. We've got some great plans for this year and one of those plans in to get national exposure, so one of the things that I wanted to do was redo this cover.

We did have Joseph Canave draw a nice new cover for us, but I did want something closer to the older cover. This cover sports pencils by Pramit and inks my myself.

The cover includes Ashen Yu (top left), Victor Locke (right), Zombie Girl (lower left), Nightevil (middle) and Loren Talbane (lower right) and Vladymir Alucard in the background.

Hopefully we will soon be able to take our books to a larger audience. Currently we are grooming Pramit for the Night Phoenix comic which we also hope to release by the end of the year.

For those who don't know this is the issue that introduces everyone to the world of Epitaph. It takes place a few months after the "Epitaph: Bread and Salt" movie, the story continues in the three issue Darksiders limited series then of course sets up for the ongoing series.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Epitaph: Abiding Lilith #2?

As mentioned there is a completed book (pencils and inks) that was supposed to be part of the Epitaph ongoing series that dealt specifically with a spreader named Damita, but considering the 14 page story was so self contained that it would've taken up most of issue #2, we held it back. But the story does connect to the current timelime about Decoy trying to find several Sisterhood of Lilith spreaders who're exposing victims to a deadly new STD.

While the story continues in the ongoing series this middle story has no home. So that leads us to the possibility of an Abiding Lilith #2.

The other possibility is to give her a one shot book of her own that would bleed into the Epitaph ongoing series. As it stands now Decoy doesn't meet Damita until issue #2 of the ongoing series.

The Damita story simply takes us through a day in the life of a highly trained, Sisterhood of Lilith babymaker/spreader. These are the women who have babies for the Sisterhood via the HAC (Hyper Accelerated/Abridged Conception) process. HAC turns a nine month process into a nine hour process. The process is used to birth demonic hybrids, and also Damious himself was the son of a spreader. 

While the spreaders are given a magic based healing factor, the physical and psychological affects are taking their tolls on Damita. The book will also be a flip book and introduce Euthanasia, a vampire with a soul, cursed by a witch. Euthanasia, sometimes called "Sin", patrols the streets feeding on violent criminals, while trying to find a way to break the vampiric curse... even though it will probably kill her. 

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

New Year, New Epitaph Series

Epitaph Issue #1 cover by Nathyn Masters
A new year brings a new Epitaph series, in fact it brings "Epitaph: The Series" written and drawn by me. 

In June we plan to release the final issue of "Epitaph: Darksiders," but all your favorites will return to continue their battle for world domination.

"Epitaph: The Series" will be released this year. The cover features Ashen Yu (front and center), to the left of her a new character: a Sisterhood of Lilith spreader named Damita, Decoy (far left) and of course Victor Locke (far right).

The series takes place right after the private jet carrying Loren Talbane explodes on take off creating a media circus, and leaving Victor Locke with no leads on whose unleashing the deadly creatures upon Chicago. (See Epitaph: Beginning of the End #0).

Right now issues #1 and #2 are done along with Victor Locke Demon Hunter #0 and another book starring Damita that you will be hearing about real soon...

Also the "Epitaph: Bread and Salt" movie will be released this year so 2013 will be a big year for Epitaph and Night Phoenix Press. Ir's also the year we plan to start our push to get into comic book stores and get national attention.

And we want to say thanks to the fans who supported us at Wizard World 2012 and we hope to see you again this year with more stuff. Many times indie comic companies disappear after a few issues are released we don't want to be those companies.