Recently we reached out to various podcast hosts and comic book critics in order to spread the word of our most recent comic book series... Project: New wave. The first ones to respond were the guys from The 8-Bit Closed Fist Podcast. For those of you who don't know, The 8-Bit Closed Fist is a fun refreshing look at video games, comics, Anime and other nerd interest. Throughout the show, your host, Ronell, and LJ bring on guests from all walks of life (everyone from local rappers to voice actors) to discuss their experiences with nerd culture. So make sure to give the podcast a listen asap! Anyhow, in their review they made some valid points about their "confusion" based on the events depicted in the comic. Of course this is all meant to be confusing to entice the reader to come back, nevertheless it's also true that we should've made a better effort of introducing the characters beforehand. With that said, here are the main members of Project: New Wave. ;)
"Here are some recently uncovered documents from a Military Black Ops branch known as "The Watchdog Division" explaining their concerns regarding the members of Project: New Wave. We have no way of knowing if the documents are incomplete or not since the documents have some empty boxes on them, but what we do know is that they're legitimate documents that were leaked by an outside entity."
This Saturday Corey "RocBottom" Davis will be tag teaming @ Soda City Market with Christopher John LeBeau starting from 9:00am. He'll have original art (framed) and Jet Boy "Jet Packs" containing all current issues of Jet Boy and a FREE EXCLUSIVE Purple Gang Jet Boy Print!!! Then on Saturday, February 16th from 3pm - 7pm Corey will be at Raptor Comics along with Chris Davis. It's the Jet Boy / Shadowclub Karma animated series preview showcase featuring animation from members of the Purple Gang: Michael Sofoluke, Malachi Staples, Fradarlin Isabel Vasquez and collected editions of Shadowclub Karma and Jet Boy collectibles. Keep an eye out for the official event page. Come show them some love and buy all the things!!! :D
It's that time of year again! This will be my seventh round of 100 days of making comics. My previous rounds have been kind of scattered about, diving into the various projects I'm doing at the time.
This time, to keep things more interesting for myself and for the viewers/readers, for whatever length this will take me, this first part of the 100 Days Challenge will focus on volume 2 of my webcomic The Mysterious Exorcist. Some background on this character:
The Mysterious Exorcist is a spin-off from my main webcomic, Fred Peterson: The Mighty Warlord. Oddly enough, I had created the character years before he became a part of the Warlord story. In the first solo story he had, "Good Night, San Juan", there were elements of the original story I had in mind for him.
The one-shot "Good Night, San Juan", was done because Exorcist is the most popular character in Warlord besides Fred and Jane. During the run of his one-shots some updates rivaled Warlord for views on update days.
As some of you know, it was during my last run of the 100 Days that I finally finished the one-shot after many stops and goes due to many external circumstances, so I thought focusing on the second one-shot to kick-off round seven.
For day 1 (this morning) I made a simple thought tree to organize the thoughts I had floating around for this story I had floating in the back of my head after I had finished the first one-shot.
I kept it simple enough to start jogging my brain and break down what happens where and who gets introduced when.
After jotting all that down, I began to loosely write the plot points, fleshing out the thought tree into a more coherent synopsis/breakdown. This helps me keep in mind what scenes and some parts of dialogue pops up from it.
It also gives me a feel for how the environment of the story is going to be like.
Usually, I jump from this to the thumbnails and then into making the pages, but I'm doing a different approach this time around.
For some reason, contrary to Warlord, Clown, and my other webstrips, Exorcist, as well as DTF6, kind of struggles a bit with the pacing going from breakdowns directly to thumbnails.. So for this one, I'm going ahead and writing a full script first, before working on thumbnails and designs.
After I finished the plot points, I began writing the first draft. I wrote the first half of the full script and leaving the second half to write tomorrow.
My plan is to finish writing the first draft tomorrow and start doing further designs and look for references for locations after I fully know what the story calls for.
So, for day 1, I went in for 1 and a 1/2 hours from the moment I cracked open the notebook (the paper kind and wrote in pen, the ink kind) to the time I finished typing up page 11. For anyone that wants to read The Mysterious Exorcist: Good Night, San Juan, here's the link www.theduckwebcomics.com/The_Mysterious_Exorcist/ You don't need to read Warlord nor know about it to read that one-shot, it's self-contained and pretty straight forward.
So, day 1 is in the books, and so, today has been a FLAWLESS VICTORY! Thanks for checking this out, I'll try to do another blog tomorrow hopefully before I head out to my day job, if not later at night. See ya'!
The announcement was made a few months back that the official Jet Boy soundtrack was coming your way. Now, an exclusive Jet Boy Mixtape is coming next week! That's right, The Jet Boy Mixtape Vol. One can be found here for download on January 12th.
The first single, "Get Em" from Petieboi and Lil Red can be heard below...
We've been in talks with the Slover Library in Norfolk, Virginia about collaborating on a few projects and/or events and we're happy to announce that we've got the green light on an event that's near and dear to our hearts, on August 3rd, 2019 we'll be celebrating Buy Indie Comics Day and Truthful Comics will be in attendance alongside various local comic book creators throughout the Hampton Roads Area. For those of you who don't know exactly what Buy Indie Comics Day is all about here's a brief description taken from their official Facebook page:
"We founded Buy Indie Comics Day so indie, small press, and local creators around the Wprld could synergize on a single day designed to celebrate their work. It's our hope that retailers will take this chance to stock up on indie comics, that consumers will take a risk on new titles and creators they've never heard of, and that creators have an event to push their project and interact with as many people as possible. So if you're a creator find a local comic shop and get in there! If you're a retailer, invite local creators to table at your shop and stock up on their books and if you're a fan; buy a comic you've never heard of from someone you don't know. Who knows, that book you've never heard of before might become you're new favorite!"
If you live in the Hampton Roads area and you want to own a copy of Manuel Carmona's Project: New Wave #1 or Corey Davis' Jet Boy YOU NEED TO BE THERE!!!!!!!!!
Click below on the link to see the official Facebook Event page and show your support:
Buy Indie Comics Day @ Slover Library
First Look at Jet Boy from the Jet Boy animated series, first track from Jet Boy soundtrack released.
It's been in the works for a few years now, but now the Purple Gang has released a teaser image of Jet Boy from the long awaited animated series based on the character created by Roc Bottom. The project is overseen by Roc and
veteran animator, Mike Sofo, one of the animators of the Gorillaz music videos. Alongside lead animator, Nica White, is Fradarlin Isabel, taking on 2D duties with Essence Animation contributing to the 2D/3D process. Here is your first look at Jet Boy as designed by Fradarlin. More of Fradarlin's work can be found at the following links...
Along with the animation reveal, comes the first track from the Soundtrack, overseen by producer, Petieboi. The first track comes from Bobby Ba$$ and the Bad Doggies. The track, "Jet Boy (Look Up!)" was composed by Bobby Dreadz and DJ Able of the group, Villa Nova. Here's your first listen at the debut track from Jet Boy: The Soundtrack Vol. One.
This past Sunday, November 26th the city of Norfolk, Virginia celebrated their 6th Ocean View Christmas Illumination and Comics For Christmaswas a part of it! As you may know, Comics for Christmas is a non-profit organization founded by Truthful Comics' Manuel A. Carmona and his lovely wife Hannah-rose. The event was a tremendous success gathering thousands of people and the general consensus was that it was a fantastic evening.
Comics for Christmas gave away more than 1,500 comic books to all the kids in attendance. At first kids and parents alike didn't quite grasped the notion of a random couple buying thousands of comics just to hand them out to kids they don't know, but once they got over the initial shock and disbelief; kids and parents were ecstatic! Each kid got five (5) comics absolutely FREE and they were loving every minute as you'll see in the photos below.
As we mentioned previously, Comics for Christmas is run by Manuel and his wife and they purchase at least 90% of the comic books they give away with the exception of a few kind souls who have donated comic books in the past. If you like the idea of giving comic books to kids in low income areas and hospitals and feel you'd like to support Manuel and his wife's mission you can send your comic book donations to:
COMICS FOR CHRISTMAS
8041 LION AVE.
NORFOLK, VA 23518
Manuel and his wife would like to give a special thank you to Wayne Zeno, owner of Zeno's Books (Tidewater's oldest comic books shop and Manuel's LCS) for giving Manuel a GREAT DEAL allowing them to bring enough comic books for every kid in attendance and then some! If you're ever in the Hampton Roads Area of Virginia please visit Zeno's Books and tell them Manuel and or Truthful Comics sent you! Zeno's Books is located at: 1112 Sparrow Rd
First Jet Boy trailer and soundtrack set for December and a Jet Boy Documentary is in the works for early 2019.
It's been in development for some years now, and we finally get a glimpse of the future of animation with the Jet Boy: The Animated Series trailer dropping right here on this very site at midnight on December 1st. And it doesn't stop there... The Jet Boy soundtrack/mixtape is dropping alongside the trailer overseen by veteran producer, Petieboi, who has a history of setting music to the superhero genre with his contribution to X-Men First Class. To add to the Jet Boy madness, we are announcing that a Jet Boy documentary is in the works as well. Jet Boy: Birth of a Hero will follow his creator, Roc Bottom to Grand Rapids, Michigan where he will give a testimony of Jet Boy's roots. Produced by Roc Bottom and Joe Walker, it will be the perfect companion piece to the Jet Boy universe. EMAG and Classic Groupe are being eyed for production and distribution of the documentary scheduled for Jet Boy month, June 2019. Look Up! The Purple Gang is coming.
Last Weekend, our very own, Corey "Roc Bottom" Davis was a guest of the Grand Strand Comic Con in Murrels Inlet, SC. This is the two-day con's first year and was the brain child of Brad and Jenn Miller. An estimated 4,000 people came out to show support to the numerous comic vendors and artists on site. Roc Bottom was able to share print versions of the Shadowclub Karma Prologue, as well as the latest run of Jet Boy comics, as well as Truthful Comics Presents #1 and #2 and a teaser of the long delayed issue #3. The Shadowclub Karma animated trailer played in a loop with other animated sneek peeks from the upcoming Jet Boy animation. This year's show was a huge success and we at Truthful Comics look forward to returning next year. In the meantime, enjoy some of the pics from the event. Thank you to the show runners and staff for their hospitality and generosity. Until next year, Grand Strand...
Rocbottom Studios and Truthful Comics Presents: Shadowclub Karma: The Animated Series Season One. Dracula: A Season in Hell. After his death at the hands of the Turks, Vlad Tepes' soul awakens in the Seventh level of Hell. Greeted by Satan, he is promised his return to Earth if he can make it to the top levels of Hell in "a season." But... His freedom will come at a cost, as he is cursed with "The Dark Gift" that he must use to create a "Legion of the Night" upon his return. Season One of Shadowclub Karma: The Animated Series. Dracula: A Season in Hell. Written and directed by Roc Bottom. Animation by Rocbottom Studios, Essence Animation, and Fradarlin Studios. Produced by Roc Bottom Manuel Carmona Alvaro Cortes Executive Producers Mustafa Saied Robin Hood Dial. Release Date: 10/31/19 From Rocbottom Studios and Truthful Comics.