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jst5150
08-18-2015, 10:27 PM
Greetings all,

My friend Keith and I are 21 pages into Vorpal: Shoot Between Heartbeats (http://vorpal.atomicbazookastudios.com). Think Aeon Flux meets Fifth Element with a sniff of The Matrix with great characters and a broad story painted across (what we hope will be) a massive canvas. The tag line is "Her Past is Catching Up with the Future." A second tagline is "The entire galaxy is out to get her. Too bad for the galaxy." This a story about discovery, redemption and revolution revolving around the main protag, Vorpal, the Holy Order of the Long Rifle's best assassin operating in the Nine Systems. We have dumped a massive amount of ideas, storylines, and world building into a wiki, so we have a trove of tools we're chipping at the marble with.

Keith and I are both Veterans and this is a Veteran-owned project. I handle all the art chores (for now) and I write the scripts with input from Keith. We have support from our fantastic publishing partner, Headshrinkers Press. The "About" page sums it up pretty well. You can also learn more about the two of us knuckleheads there.

We're starting this journey publishing the first few pages online, free. We're very much learning as we go, fulfilling something that was a bit delayed by lengthy military service careers (both of us served 20+ years). We do this in-between two full time careers in public relations. We have a goal of finishing this first issue, printing it (we already see a few things that need correcting before printing) and offering it to folks. Then, we'll explore options in finding an artist for the next issue via Kickstarter, et al. Like many, we're learning as we go on this journey.

We would welcome any feedback you may have, candid and constructive; and I hope to engage many of you here to learn and have fruitful conversation. And hopefully, this first post will serve as an opportunity to learn from you all as well -- and some day beer!

Much appreciated of your time. Thank you!

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