Hello everyone! Both new folks from conventions and old. This is a website for the Stacked Hand comic series, which just before last weekend I realized was getting to be a bunch of interconnected stories, and less the massive epic that I sat down to write back in 2013. That doesn’t mean the epic is any less important, oh no. I want to give you all a chance to see what the characters are like before that story starts. Mostly, for now though, just Lukas.
I had a story idea tossing about in my head for the last few months about another convention-mini comic that I would bring with to the next round of cons. I have a strange plan that involves a Gashapon, a japanese capsule toy machine, and bringing it with me to conventions. So, like any sane (
strange) person, I started writing a reason for the gashapon to be with me. That short story started to balloon out, and before I knew it, twenty pages started to look more like a hundred. Which, I mean, isn’t really a bad idea, but it’s kind of hard to justify printing that many pages into a book on your own. That and I really wanted this comic to come out before the start of the webcomic epic.
So! With that in mind (and the mind that holy crap the stories that are everywhere in my head) I’m starting off the webcomic with the first not-so-short story: Blood and Secrets. This series will (hopefully) start up before the end of the year. On the one hand I feel awful for shelving the epic series that I’ve been reworking this last year – on the other hand, it gives a better space for me to exercise my storytelling without waiting so long for the finale. In the risk of sounding like Gabe Newell, “It will be worth the wait.”
If you’re interested in seeing concept art and progress pictures from what I’m developing for Blood and Secrets, you can head on over to my Patreon to see weekly progress updates, as well as pages as they develop. This series will be in full, glorious color, so come and watch me work out the kinks.
With that in mind, I hope y’all stick around. Zombie out.