Saturday, August 24, 2013

Starbolts #202: A New Day Is Dawning

Things are starting to cook aren't they? However, this isn't the start of the new storyline. This is but a prelude of things to come. We're still in "Starbolts Down time", technically and will be for a bit longer. This comic shows Jaime, Mateo and Angela's little brother, Ricardo just being a teenager when the people who gave Centurion her powers appear. He's upset that his siblings and parents are supers and he...well...hasn't blossomed, yet. I'm sure he knows that there are heroes who don't have powers. But, when your siblings all have powers it kind of gets to you.

Before that, we had a bit with Ariel and Jack. Those two go way back and I wanted to show just how connected they are. Even when Soldier Six was running around, Ariel, Jaime and Norad (As Pegasus) were still his friends. Not as close as Soldier Six though. It's like having high school friends who were a year or two below you or something.

I also wanted to mention something I posted on my tumblr a while back. Allow me to copy/paste the link as I feel people really need to read this: 

Thanks for reading and I'll see you next time!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Starbolts #201: The Daughter of Garazo

Oh, Dennis. He's ever the southern gentleman isn't he? Even when faced with a giant cat-lady he manages to be polite. Of course, this could be his greatest downfall. See, I write Dennis as kind of quiet. He's a strong and silent type. He's one to be taken aback by any kind of advance like Carra's doing.

Anyway, this comic and the next few comics are going to be part of what I like to call "Starbolts Down Time". I just want to show the 'Bolts doing whatever for a bit since the last story took up over fifty comics. Time for a break, don't you think? However, I will be planting the seeds for another future story. What will it entail? Well, Carra, daughter of Garazo figures big into my plan.

Actually, I have a funny story. I talked to Mark, my creative consultant about what to do for #201. He thought we made a story about a female Leonid hitting on Dennis. I said "Nope." and decided to do the comic. I had intended to make a girl's night out comic. But, we'll see. Aquita's gone on vacation. So, the ladies on the team would be short one member.

Though, I could still do it with Crystal, Angela and Jenna. Hmm. The possibilities are endless! I wonder...will Carra join the team? Who can say? Well, *I* can. But, that'd be spoiling things.

Take care and see you next time!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Starbolts #200: Through the Looking Glass

Back in 2008, I started work on a comic based on stories I wrote over at SPP and in stories I wrote for myself when I was a kid. Over time, the story evolved and became a sprite based webcomic because unfortunately I cannot draw very well. So, here we are at my 200th official comic and I look back the progress I made and say to myself I did pretty good despite having to work with sprites of my own design and such.

That isn't to say I didn't have help. FAR from it. I've had a LOT of help over the years. Namely from people like JewWario who gave me a sprite template to use, Spike's Girl and Mark who listen to my story ideas and edit if needed and most importantly, I thank the fans who have supported me through this crazy journey.

I like writing about superheroes and anyone who knows me knows that it is a passion of mine. It is. I've always liked writing and showing it visually like this, I think, better allows me to show what's happening. Prose is good. I love books. Some of my good friends are writers. But, there's just something about sequential art that has always appealed to me.

It's fun to write and work on this stuff. It takes a lot of work to make a comic. Not just this 60 panel comic you just read. There's planning, plotting, drawing and figuring out just what you want to do. It's hard work and yeah, you could say it's a labor of love.

So, here we are at Starbolts #200. A lot of stuff happened and I guarantee you that the next 200 will be just as exciting and fun. They are fun to make and I hope I've made them exciting and fun for everyone to enjoy.

Thanks again, readers of the Starbolts and of course thanks go out to everyone who has helped. From tgwtg who has hosted the comic in their blogs since 2008 to you for reading this.

Take care, everyone and I'll be back with a new adventure on the horizon.

See ya in the funny papers!