What's the posting schedule for The
Angel of St. Thomas?
Angel of St. Thomas will be posting on Tuesdays and Thursdays
each week, beginning January 1, 2008.
Beginning with Issue # 0 - the origin
issue - this first adventure of AoST consists of nineteen issues,
averaging about eighteen pages (counting cover) per issue, plus a six
page epilogue. All told that's roughly 348 pages. Posted twice a week,
the first adventure will wind up about May, 2011, at which point
we'll probably do a couple of quick side stories then move on to the
second adventure. In its current draft, the second adventure will last
around 300-350 pages. (The first adventure storyline manuscript is
Will there be filler?
I suppose the best answer is, "Yes, but...". We currently
do NOT plan to run fan filler. We may decide to run a poster page or
two, or even a quick four to eight page side story between every
several issues. But
those will be planned: The upcoming issue will already be finished.
Reality Check: Being
professionals in our respective fields -
Steve being far more well-known and emtrenched in his art than I am in
writing - we understand the importance of deadlines and meeting them.
That's the good news. The bad news is that the same professions that
give us the want to be professionals
are also the ones that pay us.
So if we must choose between projects that we are contractually
obligated to meet - and are paid for as well - and AoST... well... I'm sure you come
to the same conclusion as we have.
What about fan art and
We both love fan art and fan fic in its purest form. But let me stress
this: IN ITS PUREST FORM. When
readers post art and fiction about AoST to their own sites or to the
AoST site (we'll be setting up a gallery and library), and the art
and/or stories are kept within the rating and spirit of the original
AoST, we'll happily support and display it.
Should a "fan" decide to make copies to sell, we'll take exception. We
retain all rights to the AoST comic, its images and its characters.
Will the posting schedule increase?
Should the popularity (and donor support)
of AoST prove to be very successful,
Steve and I will work to increase postings to three times a week;
probably Tuesday, Thursday and Satuday.
Heck... If we become
the hottest thing on the
Internet and are raking in the big bucks from the strip, we'll post
days a week, do appearances, and start some major marketing.
And I want a
you guys be appearing at
Count on it. Steve's already a fixture at a
anime conventions around the US and Canada each year. His schedule can
be seen at:
I am currently a
guest at six or so science fiction literary conventions each year,
mostly on the east coast. My schedule is listed here:
doesn't currently have a convention appearance list, but I don't think
we'd have to twist his arm too much.
And this is before the AoST launch. With
popularity comes invites, and as experienced con goers who love to meet
our readers and fans, you can be sure we'll be accepting invitations by
conventions that want AoST there.
Will there be AoST
Yup. What, exactly, we
haven't decided. Some things sell well, others not so well. And others
are hot and cold. But, yes, there will be merchandise, dependent upon
demand and popularity. And since we're doing all the original strips in
high definition, large page format, we already have what's needed to
release the issues in dead tree format, should the demand be there.
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News entry for Friday, September 17th, 2010
UNSCHEDULED WEEK OFF
Sorry guys, but Celeste is taking this week off. Our favorite time-traveling pirate is ready and rarin' to go, but the fact is the creator/writer is just plain bummed out. I'm sure I don't have to go into reasons why.
Anyway, just let me get my batteries and enthusiasm for the project recharged and we'll pick it up next week, okay?