The first reviews, future plans and falling upwards

The Boy with Nails for Eyes has been online for about a week and a half now.  I’ve submitted the Prologue to a couple of places for review, and already gotten some positive responses.  Here’s a couple of excerpts:

"The Boy with Nails for Eyes … may well be one of the best web-comics (or web-comic experiences) to hit the Internet in a long time."
Mike Podgorski, Examiner.com

"The Boy with Nails for Eyes is a highly accomplished and visually evocative piece of work…"
Craig Smith, Motion Comics (review page)

So, yep, I’m pretty damn pleased with the response so far. The plan at the moment is to carry on and hopefully get some more of the same sort of response. The images for the first chapter of the story are fully completed, with only the music and animation left to add. However, I want to get the layouts for the chapter following that completed as well, before beginning work on the animations and music. I can’t really think of a logical reason for this approach; I could say that it’ll mean that I get to work on the greatest variety of different things — music, pencilling, inking, animation — in swift succession but, to be honest, it’s more of a gut impulse. I’ve learned to pay close attention to these — they rarely steer you wrong.

So, I reckon the next part of the story will be ready for posting online in about a month or so, with the part after that following in another month after that. In the meantime, I have a few topics I’m going to be writing posts on (motion comics, film adaptions of comics, plus all the random stuff that’s bound to come along between then and now), and I’ve been asked to answer a few questions about my comic for Craig Smith’s blog (which, by the way, is definitely worth checking out for interesting links. (Although The Boy with Nails for Eyes has been featured there, so I’m biased)

So, all in all, a busy couple of months ahead; but, what the hell, no point feeling intimidated now. Might as well just carry on falling, since it feels like falling upwards anyway.

One Response to “The first reviews, future plans and falling upwards”

  1. Richard

    Your online comic is pretty awesome really loved the artwork, sound and animation. Definately inspiring, you should adapted to a motion comic series. I say this because online comics struggle to find a maket place, but motion comics can be sold as DVDs or downloaded digitally as movies. This could bring you a small profit for your hard work.
    Really worth considering. Check out the motion comics at http://www.digitalmotioncomics.com and you’ll see what I mean. I think you animation and artwork is a lot better than most of them.

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