Posts Tagged ‘ Confluence ’

Comic Book Lettering

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In addition to my other writing work, I’m willing and able to take on comic book lettering duties for others, too. I use a software program called “Comic Life” for that. I use “Comic Life” for lettering on the hit werewolf horror webcomic “MoonWraith“, and the still on hiatus science fiction and fantasy comic book series “Confluence” – both of which are created, written, and in all other ways created by myself, and my very talented wife Desirée Lee.

Anyone interested in speaking with me regarding comic book lettering work, please reach me via the “Contact” page on my website. We’ll work out per-page rates, and other details.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Hiatus

Confluence“, the science fiction comic book by myself and Desirée Lee, is going on hiatus. We do plan to pick up with it again, but honestly don’t know when. As you all know, we’re currently hard at work on the new novel. This is the sasquatch book project that still doesn’t have a title. After that, if things go right, we’ll be embarking on the screenplay that I’ve mentioned here before. That’s the one we’ll be working with the very talented musician Mr. Tom Smith on. In the middle of all of this, we’re still trying to work on the RPG book. And a book for authors. And keep up with “MoonWraith“. Plus we’re parents of a healthy, active, 20-month-old daughter.

In short, we’re busy. Something has to give.

Sadly, the response to “Confluence” hasn’t been what we hoped. As such, neither have sales. So, we’re setting this project aside for the time being. Again, we plan to come back to it when times allows. There’s just no time right now to devote ourselves to a project and schedule that isn’t giving us the needed return. Want us to get back to “Confluence” more quickly? Support the project by picking up your copies at the URL given at the start of this post.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

“Confluence” Review

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The bi-monthly science fiction comic book by myself and Desirée Lee has had its first review. Find that review here.

All four issues of the series to date can be found here.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Astral Games, Medford Oregon

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Issues #1 – #3 of the science-fiction comic book series “Confluence” by myself and Desirée Lee can be found in Astral Games. Their address is :

125 S Central Ave Suite 110
Medford, Oregon
For those of you not able to make to that location, you can still find all four issues of “Confluence” on-line, right here.
Scott Harper

Project Updates

Writing isn’t a fast, or easy thing to do. Be it novels, or screenplays, it takes time to do it right. Still, the novel that Desirée Lee and I are currently co-authoring is moving along nicely. At the moment, we’re just over 21,000 words into it. This is the work of fiction involving sasquatch that I’ve mentioned a few times here before. This is the one that we’re trying to have out by this coming summer in order to take advantage of a couple of good promotional opportunities then.

Once this book is wrapped up, and if things go according to plan, we’ll then by embarking on a screenplay with the extremely talented musician Tom Smith. That project will be based on one of Mr. Smith’s songs. There’s also a very good chance that he’ll be scoring the music for the film.

And, this month’s issue of “Confluence” is also out. Find it, along with the first three issues, here.

Issue #6 of “MoonWraith” is just over halfway through. Issue #7 is complete, and ready to go. It’ll begin running on April 13th, and run until September 7th at the usual rate of one page per week – “MoonWraith” Mondays. Sadly, the potential producer who was interested in “MoonWaith” simply wasn’t able to work the project into his already busy schedule. Ultimately, he felt the need to turn the project down. On the up side, another potential producer is currently reviewing the material with an eye toward the original concept for “MoonWraith”; that being a television series. And Desirée and I are still talking to the people from HowlCon about appearing there in 2016 to promote “MoonWraith”.

During these things, Desirée and I continue to work here and there on the RPG I’ve mentioned here, too. We’re still fleshing out the lists of monsters and spells for that project. I’m also trying to forge ahead in the screenwriting course I’ve begun. As there’s no set timetable on that, it’s not of the utmost importance at the moment.

So, that’s where we are on things, project-wise, at the moment. I want to thank all of my fans and readers for your continued support. It means the world to me!

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

#‎SaveConstantine‬

You all know I’m a huge comic book fan. I love the DC Comics Universe (DCU). That addiction has rubbed off onto my wonderful wife, Desirée Lee, as well. Both of us are currently thrilled by the DCU-based television shows that are currently on the air. One of our favorites is “Constantine“, which is based on the DCU comic series “Hellblazer”, and focuses on the character John Constantine. Matt Ryan is playing the lead character in the show, and John Constantine could not have been better cast! Mr. Ryan is doing an absolutely superb job with this role!

While the show is a hit with fans, and a lot of those fans are very rabid about it, the network is doing what do many networks do. The series hasn’t become an instant ratings bonanza for them. So, they don’t seem willing to renew it. In fact, they didn’t even order a second half to the first season. Now, I’m hearing that, rather than outright cancel “Constantine”, NBC is giving serious thought to turning the series over to SyFy. It seems that a marathon of “Constantine” episodes ran on that network, and received good ratings. So, there’s a chance that we’ll see “Constantine” dropped by NBC, but picked up by SyFy under the same name as the comic book – “Hellblazer”. I’m 100% fine with that, as long as SyFy continues the show, and keeps the same case. Mr. Matt Ryan is John Constantine! I never want to see anyone else in the role after seeing his portrayal of this extremely complex character.

Being a fan, and looking down the proverbial barrel of a network change, I have to put this out there: I would love to work on an episode (or more!) of “Constantine”/”Hellblazer” as a writer! Can anyone reading this make that happen? If so, please get in touch with me via the “Contact” page of my website. I’d love to be part of the show’s next incarnation!

For those reading this who don’t know me, I’m a bestselling, award-winning writer with over 30 short stories, and nine books to my name. I’ve also branched out into comic book projects with my wife – “Confluence” and “MoonWraith” – as well as film work.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Changing Plans

Desirée Lee and I are discussing something that will create a change of project plans. It’s actually something our fans might well like. Before, I’ve talked here about the comic book series we’re trying to get up and running – “Warder” and “Ravenesque”. As yet, we’ve been unable to find artists or art teams for those projects. And trying to keep up with two more bimonthly comic book projects may well end up being too much. There’s no time for everything now, and the only comic book projects we have running at the moment are “MoonWraith” and “Confluence“.

So, we’re giving some very serious thought to adapting “Ravenesque” and “Warder” to novels, or novellas. Either way, each would be a series. Presently, we have what had been planned as Issue #1 of “Ravenesque” scripted, and the first six issues of what had been planned for “Warder” scripted. Using that material alone, we could pen an epic “Warder” novel, or a few novellas.

Either way, it’ll be a while before we’re able to embark on such a thing. At the moment, we’re still hard at work on the sasquatch novel I’ve talked about. To take advantage of the promo opportunities this summer, that book needs to be finished, and published, within the next few months. As time allows, we’re fleshing out the bestiary and spell listings for the RPG we’re working on, too. The sasquatch novel is, of course, the top priority right now, though. And, of course, in the midst of those, we’re keeping up with both “Confluence” and “Warder”. And, as I’ve said here before, once the sasquatch novel is wrapped up, the next thing on our plate will be, assuming things work out, the screenplay we’ll be writing with the very talented musician Tom Smith.

All of that means that it’ll be a good year – maybe more – before we could really begin work on a “Warder” or “Ravenesque” book. Still, it would mean more novels coming form us, and fewer comic books. A lot of our fans seem to prefer that. So, in the end, that will likely be the way we’ll go. Nothing has been firmly, 100% decided yet. But expect, right now, anyway, for “Ravenesque” and “Warder” to make their debuts as purely written literature, rather than comic book projects.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

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