I got my copy of Dose issue one in the mail today from Brendan McGinley along with two sketches I requested of characters from a post-apocalyptic comic project that kind of went south. I have to say, he did an amazing job. Especially on Sidney (pictured right, click for fullview). He really captured her demeanor well in this pic. A mix of boredom and begrudging duty. Lovely.
But looking at these pictures made me realize just how much I missed that project and how much it’s haunted me when it became clear that it might not see the light of day. It was such a great world and had some amazing fucking characters in it. Primarily the two leads Edward and Sidney. Edward was a quirky dude who sported a gas mask, duster jacket and a bowler hat. He loved life and loved plantlife even more. Sidney belonged to one of the tribes out of California and was a great hunter/warrior. She has some BEAUTIFUL tribal/futuristic tattoos and is incredibly skilled with weapons both simple and complex. She’s a smartass and likes things like porn and old music.
That’s all I can reveal at the moment. I don’t want to give their origins away or what kind of quest if any they are on. This is because well, something might be in the works for this. I’ve started typing more and more and looking at the specs and I think, with the right artist, there might be life in the old bastard yet. I’m thinking web comic and eventual publishing. This thing WILL make it. It’s too good not to.
The problem is, as always, finding an artist. I’ve dealt with a couple on this, but life got in the way and things just drifted. I’m not angry about it since this is what happens when a bunch of people get together and do stuff for free. Paid work and life in general take priority over the free work. It happens. But if there are any artists out there who are reading this who are interested, let me know. I know a couple artists who read this, the rest of you SPREAD THE WORD PLEASE!!!
My e-mail is email@example.com Let’s make this work.