Good evening everyone, hope you're all doing well! I just wanted to write a blog about something I'm SUPER excited about. Throughout the year I will be uploading at least 2 Patreon exclusive alternate universe spin-offs of Warlord: Jane & Maralyn: Best Frenemies Forever, and Great Scott! Let's start with Jane and Maralyn.
Jane is one of the most endearing characters in Warlord, Maralyn is one of the most hated, and in continuity they really do not get along. In this alternate take of the characters, they....still don't get along.
This story is a love letter to my comic book first love: Archie Comics. The influence is so strong, that to this day there are still some scenes in particular that readers go "whoa, this surprisingly feels like an Archie moment". So this out of continuity story focuses on Jane and Maralyn as rivals for Fred's affections but with no super hero plot, just a goofy, light hearted, but more adult Archie Style story in the veins of Betty & Veronica and Betty & Veronica Spectacular comics.
My goal for this comic is to upload it once a week on the $1 tier on Patreon, and eventually publish it as a one shot.
For the other story, that one is named Great Scott! and is another out of continuity story spinning-off from Warlord. It's essentially the main cast of Warlord when they were in high school, and they form a band together.
This story is heavily influenced by anime like Beck, K-On, and the movie That Thing You Do. This one is a bit more dramatic than Jane & Maralyn: BFF, but also not as dark or with a super hero plot like Warlord. What's fun is exploring all these characters younger and without the super hero plot as well, so this will be a fun story to do.
As with Jane & Maralyn: BFF, this will be a Patreon Exclusive upload that will replace Jane & Maralyn when it comes to an end, and will also be collected into a one-shot. I can't WAIT to start updating these stories because it's something different and to me refreshing to do.
Thank you all so much for reading, to the right here is the original illustration that started the idea of an out of continuity story with Jane and Maralyn, and at the bottom the illustration that made me decide to eventually do this kind of story, catch you all next blog, stay safe!