In case that awesome trailer and brilliant cover didn’t give the game away I can now officially say that Fallen Heroes Issue 1 is complete!
It’s been a long road for the creative team and a lot of hair pulling from yours truly at the last minute (which isn’t easy with no hair) but the first issue is complete. Yesterday the finalized pdf was passed over to the guys at ukcomics, who have been a fantastic help, for printing.
I’m immensely proud of the amount of time and effort the creative team (Martin, Steve and Gat you guys are fantastic) have poured into hitting the deadline for the project. It’s both weird and fantastic to see scenes that have existed sorely in my head for over ten years there on the page in full colour.
Thanks also go out to Paul Mclaren for stepping in at the last minute to help with the lettering also Ian Sharman who worked with Martin to help put the comic together and Anthony Thickitt who helped out with the technical stuff with the ad layout. Also thanks to Dennis Morrison of Zizzl Media for single handedly producing the fantastic launch trailer.
Thanks to Emma, Andie and Leigh for supplying and allowing me to use their fantastic interpretations of the characters for pin ups.
Thanks to everyone who donated and the ad buyers who made this possible from a financial standpoint.
Special thanks are reserved for Nic Wilkinson, of the late and lamented Insomina Publications. It was her idea in the first place to do the comic adaptation and she was the one who put the creative team together. Her boundless enthusiasm for the project made her an absolute blast to work with and really help me to see what was possible. To put it as simply as I can there would be no comic without Nic. Even though she is not officially part of the team anymore as far as I’m concerned she never left it. Thanks for making a long time dream a reality Nic.
Apologies if I’ve missed anyone.
The next stage, of course, is to sell the bloody thing. A pre-order page has now been created where you can pre-order the first issue. The options are available for you to either have a limited edition copy sent out to you when the comic is released or to reserve a copy and pick it up at the launch at the Cardiff International Comic Expo on Saturday 26th February 2011. Remember we only have 100 copies of the limited edition so if you want to ensure you get your then please pre-order/reserve your copy now. Soon after the launch there will be digital versions available but more details on that soon.
If you are interested in a review pdf or further information the please get in contact with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s been one hell of a journey but the Fallen Heroes are here and I couldn’t be happier.
Barry Nugent, author of Fallen Heroes