Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Two Years Later...A Title Reveal!

Last week on Twitter, I did a poll to see if people were interested in learning the title of my horror comic. I’ve known what it is since 2015, and my patrons have known it since 2016, but I’ve yet to reveal it publicly. I always feel weird referencing this series as simply “my horror comic,” so even though it’s nowhere near ready to debut yet, I wondered if I should just go ahead and spill what it’s called already. Because I’m one of the most indecisive people you’ll ever meet, I left the decision up to fate, hence the Twitter poll.

Most said, “Yes.”

Needless to say, I’m doing a title reveal today! First, though, I’m going to refresh you all on what my horror comic actually is, since 20% of my pollers had never even heard of it, despite me posting about it nonstop for two years. (Haha, welp.)

The comic stars Spencer, a nearsighted vampire, and Jay, a diabetic dhampir. They have shenanigans. (Some bloody, some...not.) Jay’s older sister Tess does not approve of these shenanigans. She’s been anti-vampire since childhood, thanks to their dad becoming one, and wants to keep Jay out of that world.

Besides the main series—which I expect to be two volumes long—there will be side stories that explore certain characters more intimately. (One focuses on Spencer’s descent into vampirism, during the winter of 1955, for example.) While this series definitely delves into the more comedic side of horror, it’s still dark—darker than most of my concept art will allow—so expect it to be tragic at times, too.

Also expect it to be called The Undeath of Me, ‘cause that’s what the title is.

That’s it, you ask? Yeah, that’s it. Apologies if you thought the title was going to be a lot grander, after two years of me hiding it. I’m quite fond of it and feel this fits the comedic tone of the series, so I hope you all like it, too...

32 comments:

  1. I love the title! It's perfect.

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    1. Thank you! I like to think so, too, but I'm kind of biased. LOL.

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  2. I love this title. It's great! In the same vein, one of my books is called Tall, Dark and Undead. And the fact that Spencer is nearsighted is so perfect:)
    Kudos!

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    1. Thank you! Love your own title. So fun! And I'm glad you like the fact that Spencer's nearsighted. You seem to be one of the few people who do, LOL.

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    2. Maybe more like it than have actually said. For me, it adds character and makes him more real/human:)
      I also like the idea of comedic horror.
      Have a great one, Heather.

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    3. Aw, thanks! Would be nice if more people did like it. For the past two years, though, I've gotten comments from the ones who don't, LOL. I'm already bracing myself for the negativity I'll receive about this and all the other ways I've gotten vampires "wrong," once my webcomic premieres... XD

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  3. Sounds like the title opens a lot of doors for exploration.

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    1. It's a fun idiom to play around with, for sure! :P

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  4. I like "The Undeath of Me." Did I miss when the first issue is due?

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    1. No first issue. This is going to be a webcomic that I'll later release print volumes of. Don't even have a premiere date yet, since I'm still fixing some plot issues. Also want to have a few months' worth of strips drawn before the premiere, to lessen the chance of a hiatus. Would be nice to launch this series this year, but knowing me, it might not be till 2018. Because I've been sharing concept art for this for the past two years, I figured I should go ahead and reveal the title already! Might be the kick I need to finally figure out those plot issues, too, since revealing the title makes it feel more real now, LOL.

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  5. You've come up with the perfect title. Personally, I think humor has a place in any creative endeavor, no matter what the genre may be.

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    1. Thank you! Humor's inevitable for me, but I always fear it'll cause people to think my stories are happier than they ultimately are. So, I try to warn people about the darker elements when I can, so they won't be too mad when the tragic stuff starts happening... XD

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  6. It's a great title. I have no doubt that it will grab attention.

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    1. Thank you! I hope so. Would be nice to grab some kind of audience for this webcomic. I've been pretty bad at doing that for past projects... XD

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  7. Yay for the new title! You could go both ways with it, dark or comedic, so good latitude there. Lots of fun for you figuring it out!

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    1. Thank you! I've known the title since 2015, but simply wasn't brave enough to share it publicly till now, LOL. Although this series wears its humor on its sleeve, it's also going to get really, really dark, so I'm glad you feel it can fit both tones!

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  8. Brilliant title. :-)

    Greetings from London.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog! :)

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  9. Always been a fan of word play. I like it. :)

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    1. Thank you! Word play is too much fun for me not to play around with every once in a while... :P

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  10. I love it! It's plenty grand for me. Your characters are awesome and I know the comic will be a big success!

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    1. Thank you! So glad you've been loving these characters already. Can't wait for everyone to meet them in the actual series!

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  11. Shenanigans: Some bloody, some not. Heh. Heh.
    You have a great week, Heather.
    Thanks for the twitter retweets.

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    1. Hope you have a great week, too, Sandra!

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  12. Love that title! And I can't wait to read Jay's and Spencer's story.

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    1. Thanks, Christine! Hopefully I'm able to share their series one of these days, so you actually can read it! *nudges muse* XD

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