If you’ve been following my blog, you’ve probably heard about the trials and tribulations surrounding my original character, Silverstreek. If not, the long and short of it is this:
I wanted to create a ‘fun’ superhero comic book as a response to the needlessly ‘dark,’ conflicted heroes of the modern age. When I was unable to secure an artist, the comic became a novel. When I was unhappy with the first draft of the manuscript, the novel became a short story (Which is available for purchase)
It was fine for the time but it eventually wasn’t enough. After bootstrapping the funds to hire an artist, I actually got the chance to create a Silverstreek actual (one shot) comic book. By the time you read this, it will be available as an electronic download and as a limited edition print issue:
The saying “nothing is ever finished but rather abandoned” is more true than ever in this case. I felt as if the character of Silverstreek needed his story to be told, though I’m sure it would have stayed in my imagination if I had waited for the “perfect situation” to do so. (Not to mention the odd looks I got when someone of my age is so adamant of making a hero book)
When the first print run arrived on my doorstep, it was surreal to see my imagination actually appearing in physical form. While the mind’s eye fantasizes of some major comic publisher incorporating my character into their superhero canon, I would be just as happy if a handful of people picked up an issue at the local comic book store.
The one thing I learned from all of this is that pays to TAKE ACTION. The world is full of people who have ideas in their heads. Do yourself the favor and make your idea tangible.
As for me, I know I won’t see Silverstreek teaming up with Superman anytime soon (though it would be cool). For now, I take solace in the fact that I’ve given back to a medium that has given me so much in terms of entertainment and inspiration.
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