Welcome to The Tibari Outpost
The Tibari are a group of beings that Originate from a small world known as ZanTibar. Decades ago, ZanTibar was attacked and most of it’s resources were taken. In order to restore and maintain their world the leaders of ZanTibar, the High Council, created the SPECTRE program. The SPECTRE are Tibari Teams who’s primary mission is to explore the various sectors of space in order to find resources from uninhabited worlds. Their secondary mission is to find the beings that ravaged their world and put a stop to their destructive ways. Hundreds of SPECTRE teams have been deployed to explore the various sectors of space. Each team occupies an outpost within the sector they are exploring.
The Tibari Outpost is the small moon base called Mineta located in the Kwari Sector. Spark & his Team use Mineta as their base of operations while they explore the Kwari Sector.
This is the first post for 2015 and I didn’t realize that I haven’t posted since October. I’ve been consistently posting comic pages to my Spectre Space Comics webcomic site each week. I’ve also been hard at work writing the next couple of issues of Spectre Comics. Issue 5 is complete in its first draft and Issue 6 is about half written. I’m going to be doing things a little differently from now on. I won’t be writing an entire story like I did for Chasing Shadows. But I will complete each issue separately and then when I get them finished, I will combine the completed work into a graphic novel. I think this is the best way to make progress. I can’t be taking 3-4 years to complete a hundred page book. This needs to go faster so I can move on to other projects.
This update is a special announcement. I’ve created a new site called Spectre Space Comics. Here I will be posting all of my Spectre pages as a long form web comic. The idea is to post a new page every Monday….You can start here: Spectre Space Comics: The Webcomic. Between Spectre: A Dark Matter and Spectre: Chasing shadows, I have 186 pages as of today. That will give me over 3 years of posts if I put a page up every week. I may increase that to 2 posts a week. The idea is to start building a real audience for Spectre Comics. So, go to Spectre Space Comics and subscribe. You can read for free…and if you want the whole story all at once, you can click the Buy Spectre Button in the upper right corner.
Ok…Now I can truly say I am making progress. I was just looking back over some of the archived posts and realize that I worked really slow in getting this book done. I mean I started final pencils in January of 2013…and only now, in October of 2014 am I going to print. This past week I have sent 2 issues of Spectre Comics to the printer. That is half of the book that was/is intended to be Spectre: Chasing Shadows, the Graphic Novel. Issue 3 and Issue 4 will follow shortly. I am not in any hurry as I want to see the quality from the printer before I send the rest. I decided to print with Ka-Blam.com. The have low prices and no minimum order quantity. If the quality is good, I plan to stick with them. I expect to receive my test run of comic books in the next three weeks.
Wow, it has been many moons since I last posted an update. A lot has happened. First off, the delay in posting is because I was getting so close to the end. I was so focused on finishing this book. So where am I in the process? Well, I am for all intents and purposes finished with all four comics of the Chasing Shadows story. This storyline ends on a cliffhanger which will be followed by another 4 to 5 issues I’m dubbing as the Rogue Asteroid storyline. I have decided not to color this iteration of my story, but will add in some gray tones to break up the monotony of the black and white pages. That should only take a week or two. But the content is done. In fact, two of the issues are ready for print right now. I am going to start looking at online comic book printers and get some quotes. As for the Rogue Asteroid storyline, I have written the scripts of the first two issues. I recently purchased a Wacom Cintiq 13hd drawing tablet, and I’m hoping that my work improves in quality and speed. I’ve already noticed a big difference since I’ve been using it.
I’ve been hard at working trying to finish up my first 4 issues of Spectre Comics. In the time since I last wrote, I submitted to another agent (got a rejection) but I finished my first two issues in black and white. I have decided to finish all four issues in black and white and then do color later. Unless I get an agent and put all four issues into a single book. In which case, I will want it to be in color. But I really want to finish the four issues so I can start drawing the second book. I anticipate that will also be about four issues. When all is said and done, I will then have two 110 page graphic novels that span the Chasing Shadows/Rogue Asteroid storyline.
I’m preparing to send my first query letter to a literary agent this week. I know its a long shot to get representation, but I thought this would be the most ideal way to get published. I’m getting really close to finishing, but it sometimes feels like it moves at a snails pace. I want to complete book 1 so I can start drawing book 2. I attended C2E2 yesterday. The Chicago comic convention was again a lot of fun. I hope to be among those setting up a table in artist alley someday. Maybe next year.
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A Scene from MidRocks Tavern on the Midway Space Station.