While two new science-fiction concepts funded by Kickstarter were being featured on this blog, principally Gerry Anderson’s Gemini Force One, along with Generation One: Children Of Mars, developments were taking place with Dorad & Sirius in relation to the first Kickstarter funding period.
As unfortunately Marko Keränen had to leave the project, it would have been impractical to continue with the original funding pitch and was therefore cancelled, allowing time to plan ahead with a fresh approach for the first graphic novel.
I’m pleased to say that while already involved with D&S, John Ridgway has joined the project and has already produced new comic-strip sections for one of the intended funding pledge rewards. As well as creating original illustrations, John also specialises in digital colouring and formatting of comic artwork from the past, such as in Ron Turner’s Space Ace, published earlier this year. As an example for the original Kickstarter pitch, John coloured-in a page from Marko’s Science-fiction story, The Scientist.
Although Marko is no longer my partner in D&S, his existing CGI work which has played such an important part in the project generally, will still appear in the planned graphic novel, with the funding target covering the cost of the images featured.
To help things along publicity-wise, Dorad & Sirius is now on Twitter with currently one follower, not exactly trending but it’s a start.
So that’s how things stand at the moment, with more news to follow soon. In the meantime, I’ve given the blog and website a makeover, in readiness for the future of D&S generally.
Evolution & Imagination.