Well Alan certainly haunts my dreams. Him and Saffi although you’ll probably find out all about her later!
And so we ease to the end of yet another stirring side story which hopefully opens more questions which I hope to answer in the coming issues. I’ve completed issue four and I’m seriously looking forward to introducing new characters, new locations and new explosions and yet more violence which I’m sure you’ll all love.
Sorry for the delay in getting it up on the site but I’ve been having an excellent bank holiday weekend here in the UK with random visits to country houses, checking out new arrivals to the family and..having a horse step on my foot:
Which was pretty bad but after that I did end up with a blue beard at a party which cheered me up no end:
So it hasn’t been all bad this weekend. Anyway we’re looking to finish side story four soon and then get back on the wagon with issue 3 before going straight into issue 4 which me and Jules are already working on. She is really pumped about it and so am I so we’re chomping at the bit to get at it! Wish us luck!
It has been a pretty interesting few months behind the scenes here at Hard Graft towers since our last update which was waaay back in April. Thats almost five months? Incredible.
Anywayyou’re probably wondering why there has been such a massive gap between comics and I’m here to explain the relevant reasons why this is so. But first a few announcements.
Firstly Hard Graft issue one is now on Graphic.ly! Check it out and buy one if you like Hard Graft on your mobile! Better still why not spread the word and let all your mates know!
Secondly unless something massive changes issue three will end early. I have my reasons why it has come to this but I don’t feel that the time is right to divulge them now. I know that many creators usually keep silent when there is a sudden change of artist but I feel that I owe it to my hardy band of fans that I at least let them know whats going to happen.
Thirdly I have tapped Jules to produce all content from the end of issue three onwards. I want quality and I also want reliability and Jules brings these to the table in cart loads in my opinion. She has her own distinct art style which is evolving all the time as she does more work and if you want to see what she has done recently then I urge you with every fibre of my being to check out Valkyrie Squadron which is an uncompromising sci-fi romp. If you’re not convinced after reading that then frankly you’ll never be I’m afraid.
This brings me onto my fourth and final announcement that we plan to cull issue 3 at 16 pages and then progress the story into issues 4 and 5 which I’ve already scripted. I’m already working on an issue 6.
If you have any comments, complaints, questions or all of the above then please comment below and I’ll be in touch to answer those.
..I thought I’d mention that I’m now writing for the blog War is Boring run by freelance journalist David Axe. Axe is what I would consider America’s answer to Max Hastings and so far has been on just as many journeys into war zones as poor Max had. It is probable that some of Axe’s material (written word, photographic or otherwise) you have seen when reading about conflict in Afghanistan, East Timor, Iraq and on the high seas off of Somalia.
So check out the blog and add it to your list of RSS feeds to read!