Awhile back (even maybe longer than that) I posted on this very blog that I was finally working on a Kit Carter Story. I even showed a rough penciled page. At that time I was about halfway through the script to what would have been the first Kit Carter comic. But the farther I progressed in writing the more I disliked it. I started over. Same result. I tried to combine Kit Carter with the next Power Cubed story arc. Failure.
Why was I having trouble figuring out Kit Carter? I finally realized my mistake; I was trying to make a comic series out of a 1950’s Newspaper strip (or movie serial) parody. It’s like trying to turn a Saturday Night Live skit into a movie and we all know how those turn out.
I reasoned I should turn it into what it was originally based on, a series of newspaper strips! Okay, so those don’t really exist anymore but the format can still work. Once I settled on this approach, the scripts just started streaming out of me. As Terry Dodson joked, “It practically writes itself.”
So to launch this long awaited project, I created (at least I think I did) something I call a Story Print. This is a limited edition (250), signed and numbered, high quality 11X17 print of the very first Kit Carter Episode. I call it…Episode 1! You can hang it on your wall like a great piece of art or just read it or both!
By purchasing the Episode 1 Print you get FREE access to the first 5 color episodes of the strip which will be posted online. You will receive a link to the page and a pass code that will allow you exclusive access. My plan is to post a new episode at least once a month. Episode 2 is already up and available and I plan on posting Episode 3 in August. The eventual goal is to get enough steam behind the project to do a book of new material plus the online strips.
But the only way you can get and read Episode 1 is to order this print. Now these will be available at SDCC, Rose City Comic Con and NYCC (or until I run out) but I am also offering them for sale ahead of these con appearances for $15 and I will cover the shipping. (sweet deal!)
I have had a lot of people over the years asking when this character was going to be in some sort of series. Well, the time is at hand. I have the Story Prints back from the printer and ready to ship but they are going fast.
I can only show you a detail of the opening panel here because I don’t want the entire thing all over the internet. If you can read it there, why buy it here?
However, I am posting a low res of the entire strip here so you can see the whole image and get a feel for the overall piece without giving everything away.
If you want to see more Kit Carter and keep the series moving forward, order one of these Story Prints. You can do so by contacting me at firstname.lastname@example.org. $15 post paid will put one in your hands.
Thanks for coming by!