New “Drawing Funny” Podcast episode is available for downloading/listening!
This episode I continue my unintentional CGS and Kickstarter theme. Over the weekend I got to talk toons, kickstarting art projects, conventions, (not) traveling, going back to school, and local weather conditions with the “Athena Voltaire” creator – Steve Bryant. We discussed his early work at gaming companies and with Action Lab Comics, and his current Kickstarter for his graphic novel- “Athena Voltaire and the Terror on the Orient Express“.
From Steve’s Kickstarter campaign page:
An all-new 120 page graphic novel starring globetrotting aviatrix Athena Voltaire!
“Athena Voltaire and the Terror on the Orient Express“ finds the heroine reconnecting with an old friend during a personal trip on the famed train line. When an old foe sets a plan in motion, the voyage turns deadly, as Athena must find the source of horrific slayings that are terrorizing the passengers! Obviously, someone has to do something…
Planned for issues 9–12 of the Action Lab Athena Voltaire ongoing series, the prologue follows Athena on a mad dash to the train station. This sequence serves as a framing sequence to tell tales of the adventuress’ past.
Like every other volume in the series, Athena Voltaire and the Terror on the Orient Express works as an excellent introduction to Athena and her world. Each volume tells a self-contained adventure. Of course, when combined with the other volumes in the series, a larger story begins to take shape.
This part of the story seems like something we’re all dealing with this week..!
Best of all, “Athena Voltaire and the Terror on the Orient Express“ is already written, drawn, and lettered, and the colors will be completed by the time that funding is completed- which is February, 25 2021!
Lots of backer rewards and stretch goal incentives!
You can check out and back Steve’s “Athena Voltaire” campaign by clicking here.
If you’ve been considering crowdfunding your comics (or other) project, be sure to check out these last three Drawing Funny episodes with Sal Abbinanti, Dave Dwonch, and Steve Bryant. We not only talk kickstarting art campaigns, but how they got started in the comics industry as well as some info on their tools and techniques and lots of pro tips in general.
I’ll have another new episode up soon where I talk with my wife Nicki Workman where we discuss her experiences with backing crowdfunding campaigns as a fan, and some toon tech talk.
Oh, and be sure to listen to Episode 13 to find out how to enter our first Drawing Funny contest and be part of an upcoming episode.
Stay safe and warm, and as always- “Stay Tooned!”
Lin (somewhere on Hoth)