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Broken Goddess Athena - webcomic by HdE
« on: 24 September, 2014, 01:53:02 am »
Hello Tharglets!

I'm a little leery of posting this here, as I'm not sure exactly how appropriate it is to use this sub forum as an airing ground for personal projects. That said, I've poured a LOT of work into this project since I started it, and I'm pretty keen that it gets seen, and people at least know it exits.

On October 1st I'll be launching what amounts to my first major comics work as both writer and artist. Broken Goddess Athena (for that, dear friends, is what it is entitled) is my attempt to make the kind of comic I want to read. I'll not say TOO much about it, because I want the actual story to come as something of a surprise to any readers who are charitable enough to give it their time. Suffice to say, its a space opera.

I've been posting promo images around the web recently in hopes of drumming up some interest. Here's one that hopefully gives you a glimpse of it at its most action-tacular:



Further promos to come ahead of the launch date. Speculate away, chum and pals!
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Re: Broken Goddess Athena - webcomic by HdE
« Reply #1 on: 24 September, 2014, 09:37:51 am »
Good luck and don't forget to let us know when the first episode is out, proper.

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Re: Broken Goddess Athena - webcomic by HdE
« Reply #2 on: 24 September, 2014, 04:50:15 pm »
Cheers, Boltikins!

The plan at the moment is to release a page per week in black and white. If all goes well, a colour print edition will follow later.
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Re: Broken Goddess Athena - webcomic by HdE
« Reply #3 on: 24 September, 2014, 04:57:00 pm »
Looking forward to this!

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Re: Broken Goddess Athena - webcomic by HdE
« Reply #4 on: 24 September, 2014, 06:14:48 pm »
Cheers, Peej!

And, to further whet the appetite, here's another banner:

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Re: Broken Goddess Athena - webcomic by HdE
« Reply #5 on: 26 September, 2014, 02:53:43 pm »
And here's another!

(No prizes at all for guessing where my influences lie. ;) )



The next post - all being well, and short of tidal waves, plagues of locusts or terrible floods, or a vorpal rabbit attack - should be the big BLAST OFF announcement as the comic goes live.

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Re: Broken Goddess Athena - webcomic by HdE
« Reply #6 on: 01 October, 2014, 09:46:40 pm »
Well, folks, I'm committed. Or maybe I should be? I dunno.

The site is online, and the comic has gone live!
http://brokengoddessathena.wordpress.com/

Just for posterity, and because I know some folks may well see a link and go 'Huh. A link. A boring link. I'm not clicking YOU, Mr. Boring Link', here's the cover image for the first story arc, drawn by me and coloured by the amazing Mr. Josh Burcham:




Updates will follow every week. I'm still having some issues with the site, but I hope to have 'em fixed soon.

I truly hope you guys don't think it sucks! :P
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Re: Broken Goddess Athena - webcomic by HdE
« Reply #7 on: 01 October, 2014, 10:27:02 pm »
Looks good, dude. Nice opening monologue. Colour me interested.

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Re: Broken Goddess Athena - webcomic by HdE
« Reply #8 on: 02 October, 2014, 01:41:11 am »
Cheers, Mr.McNasty!

I've had a few unwelcome surprises with my original Wordpress template of choice, but after getting my hands dirty, it's all fixed now. We should be good and glitch free for the next update.
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Re: Broken Goddess Athena - webcomic by HdE
« Reply #9 on: 02 October, 2014, 03:38:48 am »
Looking good, HdE. Bookmarked and I will be checking in regularly for a read.

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Re: Broken Goddess Athena - webcomic by HdE
« Reply #10 on: 02 October, 2014, 07:13:37 am »
Your self-deprecation is charming.  :lol:  Good stuff.

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Re: Broken Goddess Athena - webcomic by HdE
« Reply #11 on: 02 October, 2014, 07:47:41 am »
Love the ship design in that opening splash - and the use of almost featureless white for the disc of the planet.  Very cool.

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Re: Broken Goddess Athena - webcomic by HdE
« Reply #12 on: 02 October, 2014, 11:58:37 am »
All signed up to follow this. Good luck.

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Re: Broken Goddess Athena - webcomic by HdE
« Reply #13 on: 02 October, 2014, 03:45:33 pm »
Cheers, everybody. Your support means the world! I'm really hoping you'll all enjoy the story as it unfolds.

I'm still tweaking and noodling in Wordpress as I go, so I may well have some new features installed by the time we're a few pages in. If it's supported, I may well include an option to get automatic updates via email.

I should also be up front about the fact that this was always intended to be in colour. Sadly (for now, at least) I've been unable to commit either time or finances to it (would have LOVED to hire either Josh Burcham or Kris Carter to handle the interiors, but it's just not feasible cost-wise.)


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Re: Broken Goddess Athena - webcomic by HdE
« Reply #14 on: 08 October, 2014, 05:39:43 pm »
Anyone fancy a little peek under the hood, just ahead of tomorrow's page update?

Rough pencils, from a panel you won't see for WEEKS yet. Here's the series protagonist, Joshua Vincent, looking all self assured. Because there ain't no nine foot chasing HIM around no manky-ass space station, yo!

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