What's going on

It's been a busy few weeks.

First issue of the Spectral Void #1 is now in print! Soon a store will be added to the website where you can purchase the comic. For now the comic is available at the Comic Cave and Cosmic King in Springfield, MO and at Collectomaniacs in Ozark, MO.

Couple of weeks ago had my first table at a comic convention promoting the Spectral Void at Lebanon MegaCon in Lebanon, MO. The attendance was very low at the con but the comic was very well received. Last weekend did a signing at my local comic shop Collectomaniacs in Ozark, MO and did really well. Next convention is River City comic con: June 11th and 12th in Little Rock, AR.

Sure that you've noticed a lack of updates lately for the webcomic and will start posting more of the comic soon. Going to start work on issue #2 either this week or next. Once issue #2 is underway the Patreon will also be reworked where any $1 backer will be able to see progress on the next comic. The next comic book will not be put together panel to panel or shared like a webcomic. The comic will be done page by page intended for print and only Patreon backers will be able to view pages and story before issue #2 and future issues are printed. Issue #1 will still be free and presented as a webcomic on the site. More on this soon.

Looking forward to promoting the comic and working on issue #2!

Thank you all for your support!

Sincerely,
Chad Thomas
www.spectralvoid.com

Kickstarter is for Spectral Void issue #1 is funded!!!

The Spectral Void issue #1 project is funded!!!!

Hello everyone! I'm so excited to tell you that today we hit the funding goal with 12 days left. Thank you so much for supporting my comic book and helping me reach this milestone. Couldn't have done it without you!!!
 

but wait there's more!:

Since the funding goal has been met and there are still 12 days left stretch goals are available. To mark this occasion just made the stretch goal amounts a little more attainable! Once the funding amount is over $750 any backer over $10 will get a NEW 5 x 7 signed print included in there order.

So please get out there and share the project! That way we can meet the new stretch goals and get you even more great perks as a supporter!

project link:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1197673080/the-spectral-void-issue-1

Kickstarter for Spectral Void Issue #1 and convention list

Intro:

First started posting panels for the Spectral Void webcomic around the end of November. Now with the comic almost done and a kickstarter running to help fund the comic it feels like a good time to reflect. I've been wanting to do my own story with art for such a long time now. So far the road has been much harder than I envisioned. Thought about quitting work on the comic more then once which was do to the amount of time it was taking, lack of support, and this feeling that I just wasn't good enough. I know as a professional artist my portraits and children's book work have been well received but doing a comic was a personal goal that maybe not everyone understands. Working on other projects made me want to work on the Spectral Void comic even more. This is why I'm running a kickstarter because working on the comic helps fulfill my creative needs and also have plans to further the story and characters. Please back my kickstarter or help share the kickstarter on social media so that the Spectral Void can continue to exist...

Kickstarter Details:

The Spectral Void Kickstarter will end on April 26th. Along with Spectral Void issue #1 in print there are other rewards like original art and prints. There is also an early bird reward for those supporters that back early. The goal should be easily attainable at $500 with stretch goals of additional prints and additional comic pages.

 Click here to go to the kickstarter page

Upcoming Events and Conventions:

- Lebanon MegaCon - Lebanon, MO (April 30th - May1st)
- Rivercity Comic Con - Little Rock, AR (June 11,12)
- LibraryCon - Springfield, MO (August 27)
- G.A.M.E. - Springfield, MO (October 7-9)

Thank you all for your continued support!
Sincerely,
Chad Thomas

 

Updates and Star Wars (no spoilers)

Updates

It has been awhile since my last blog post on here and want to say thank you to all the people who have been liking and visiting the Spectral Void. All your support really helps keep me motivated and the comic moving forward. For this blog post just want to share what has been going on the last few months and events that are happening down the road. Also thought that I would talk about Star Wars a little.

- the Spectral Void issue #1 (print) is scheduled for release on March 2nd. Planning on running a kickstarter early February to help cover printing costs and help promote the comic

- joined Revil comics on December 7th - Revil is a local comic group of artists from Springfield, MO

- signed up and will have a table at Lebanon Mega Con which is April 30th to May 1st in Lebanon, MO

- If you are on Facebook make sure you like the Spectral Void fan page which has more updates and is now up to 56 likes

- Instagram page is now up to 34 followers


Star Wars (no spoilers)

Of course many of you know that I am a fan of Star Wars and have been waiting quite a while to see the new movie. So far have seen the Force Awakens twice and it doesn't disappoint. The movie is very enjoyable and feels like a Star Wars film. The only minor problem that I have with the movie is that they could have been a little more creative with the plot.

After watching the film what impressed me the most was the characters and character development. The characters really evolved during the movie and were emotional which in turn made you like them. Using character development and emotion are two of the most important ingredients that I want to incorporate into the Spectral Void comic. Look at the transformation that Quarx has already taken and the perils that the Captain has had to face so far. Let me just say that this is just the beginning for the Spectral Void and there is so much more to come...

Thank you and hope that you are enjoying the comic so far!
Sincerely,
Chad Thomas

Welcome to the Spectral Void

My name is Chad Thomas the artist/creator of the Spectral Void an ongoing online sci-fi comic. In October 2014 I started working full time as a freelance artist and a story began to emerge. Spending my extra time in between projects the Spectral Void started to become a reality. Originally the comic was going to be done as a graphic novel. After getting excited myself after each comic panel thought that it would work better online and as a shared experience. Eventually the comic will be in print as well as online.

Hope you enjoy the comic and will come back for more of the story. The site itself will continue to grow as it is updated with more content. The comic will be updated on a weekly basis.

If interested sign up for the mailing list for quarterly posts or for special circumstances including sales or major updates. Also would graciously appreciate any support for the project on Patreon this will allow me to spend more time on the Spectral Voids updates. This is great for supporters as well because they will receive bonus content and other perks.

Just so you know there will be more characters, surprises and aliens as the Spectral Void continues....

Thank you for all your support!
Sincerely,
Chad Thomas
www.spectralvoid.com