Page 5 (issue 10 - Lucifer Sam) and page 25 (Halloween Special - Cluster One)

shastab24 on Oct. 8, 2012

I'm putting together a crossover project for next year to run through multiple comics and hopefully benefit the Hero Initiative.  If you want to participate, e-mail me at karamesser@hotmail.com or PQ me on this site.
 
I've also started an IndieGoGo campaign to help me pay for artists for my projects.  Please go to the campaign site and donate some money.  I would appreciate it if you could give money.  There are some fun perks involved.  The site is here: http://igg.me/p/213480?a=408482
 
Also, Heroes Alliance, here on Drunk Duck, has begun uploading a story I wrote and many drew.  Sure, I drew more pages than anyone else, but there is some great art in it, too.  I wrote the story two years ago, so it's nice to see it finally going up.  It's updating daily and is epic in length.
 
Top page: Okay, I may be drawing hands a little too much.  But I want to get them right, and one of the many reasons to do a webcomic is to get better at art.  For the hands I draw, I always pose mine for reference, so if a pose looks unnatural, if might be because I have a weird way of posing my hands.  But this page also brings up two very obvious points right off the bat.  It shouldn't be surprising that the previous page was inspired by the first Ghost Rider movie, and the first four panels on this page give my reasons why that's a stupid thing to say in such a circumstance.  After all, if somebody gives another power, won't that person make sure the other is unable to use it against them?  This can apply supernaturally, but also politically (though it can backfire, of course–nothing is ever perfect).
 
Bottom page: Two threads have definitely become intertwined.  I like this page because I finally get some of my characters to meet each other (aside from the counterpart they hang around with).  One might wonder why this story is called “Cluster One”, and that's in part because of the theme naming for my issues (a theme nobody has tried to guess yet, which disappoints me) but also because it's the first time all my characters for the comic come together.  Yes, there are stragglers, but the Swimmer and the Runner will eventually meet up with the others.  The only one not interacting anymore is Tempore.  What was needed to be said with him for the story was said, and I can't see why he would interact with anybody else.  I may do one last bit with him, but for the most part I'm done with him for the Caper (though I'm open to ideas from others on how they might use him).