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  • My comic book Suzi Quazar enters it's 4 issue this fall!

Why not 25 cent comics?

Written by Jason Heath on . Posted in Blog, Comics

Yeah, I get it, inflation and all that. I keep thinking back to my youth, and how aggravated I was when comics when from twenty cents to a quarter. That move knocked one whole book out of my allowance rotation. Not cool, not cool at all. But I understand now why it happened. Now my own comic, Suzi Quazar: Space Girl Adventures, I have it set up for Print on Demand at indyplanet.com.  And it’s a whopping $4.99. My cost as of August 2014 is $3.12 per book. That put’s $1.87 in my wallet for each issue sold there.  My grand total so far: $0. And that is to be expected, since I haven’t shilled it out. While I can’t control what my print costs are right now (I know I could kickstart a campaign to raise money for a print run)

I *can* control what my digital comic costs are, and as of now, I am going with 25 cents. A quarter.

I want to try something new. Suzi is a story that I want to tell, and I’d create the comic regardless of it selling or not. That is the beauty of self publishing. I can do what I think is cool, without having to worry about the commercial aspect of it.2014-01-01

Issue 1 will be free, and the webcomic will still be free, but if you want the digital copy of Issue 2 and beyond, you only pay a quarter. In the next 30 days, I will have the novella of Issue 1: Terror at the Edge of the Universe complete and available for free download on the site. I’m not sure if I am going to do a physical book, but I do plan on offering a special “illustrated novel” version in digital comic format available for fifty cents. This will be the first of an increasing catalog of original material available from me at micro-transaction prices.
Issue 2 will follow the same format and so on, thru out the series.

And I gotta be totally honest with you, I don’t read many new comics these days. I spend most of my comic time hunting down and reading all the books from the 60′s. 70′s and 80′s that I didn’t get to read as a kid.

Pulp Heroes: Sci-Fi Sampler!

Written by Jason Heath on . Posted in Art, Blog, roll20.net, RPG, Sci-Fi

I worked up my next set of tokens for Roll20.net.  The Pulp Heroes: Sci-Fi Sampler contains 19 characters with 3 different poses, 6 backgrounds and 6 ships.  I have also included  tokens for Suzi Quazar.  This is the first time I am getting to cross promote her.  I am thinking of turning Issue 1 of Suzi into a Savage Worlds one shot adventure.  That sounds better to me the more I say it…

 

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Updated and upgraded!

Written by Jason Heath on . Posted in Art, Blog

2014 starts out strong as I upgrade my primary workstation to fantastic level, and I begin the building of the cloud based render farm for Maya and Toon Boom.  I have been offline most of the New Year so far, but it’s been a ton of fun getting back into drawing.  I forgot how much I missed the tactile sensations that go with pencils and markers.