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