Crimson North began with comics, and the original webcomics are finally being ushered into the “new” decade in style. I am in the process of uploading the volumes I have to Graphicly. Right now the releases are just the series themselves without any new content. That being the case, they’re being offered for the good ol’ price of $0.00.
In the future, I will take the original scans, and convert them to vector art. Then, I will release a huge one-volume edition chock-full of retouched art. When that day comes, I will pay the $150 fee and upload the sucker to the various online marketplaces.
Before I do that, though, I want to create some new content. I have two ideas cooking in my head. One is the sci-fi story that’s been brewing in my mind since 2009 (which I have already tried to start twice). The problem is that it’s on such a huge scale, I’m fairly certain I don’t have time to do it in its current state. I really want to do a comic of it, but if I can’t, I might try writing it into a novel. My writing is at the point where I can critically identify weaknesses, but it’s not as fine-tuned as it needs to be with the amount of detail novels require.
The second idea is actually a “superhero” one, but this character has been with me since I was ten or eleven. Back in my teens, I created a fully fleshed out superhero universe with over a hundred unique characters (no lie). The character in question has always been one of my favourites and I developed her more thoroughly than most of the others. The problem is that she is tightly entwined with the rest of the universe I created. The rest of the universe is pretty standard superhero fare, and I am bored with standard superhero fare. Over the last week I have changed her abilities and tried to map out a possible introductory storyline.
If I do create new content, I’m thinking I might go with the superhero option. I spent over ten years drawing pictures and comics with this character, so all the designs are in my memory. I won’t need to continuously think of new designs as I would have to with the sci-fi one. A part of me is also wants me to actually use the characters I created in my youth.
I already know how I can draw it, so that doesn’t pose any difficulties. I just need to make sure the story-angle and origin story is up to snuff.