Thursday, 30 April 2009

Try before you buy

A little experiment here. No, we're not switching to black and white. But Garen Ewing was saying on his blog how the full online version of his comic Rainbow Orchid is having to come down now that it's all going to be appearing in print. Which set us thinking...

We'd like to get a good chunk of Mirabilis up on the main site very soon. (Yep, still waiting for clearance from our publishers on that; it's a bit like filing a request for 100 bottles of olive oil when you're stationed on Hadrian's Wall.) But then, looking beyond that, we'll have to take most of it down as the publication date for the Winter graphic novel approaches. So one option then would be to switch the online material to black and white.

As you can see, it still looks pretty tasty - a testament to the great artwork by Leo and Nikos. You'd be able to read it in this form up to the end of chapter two (45 pages, which is most of what has already appeared in the DFC) and that's probably enough to decide if you'd want to shell out £15 to read the whole story in living colour.

That whole story - the whole Winter book, that is - will weigh in at an epic 180 pages. I'm just writing the last few pages this week. The book wants to end on another cliffhanger and I'm not going to be able to stop it - so roll on Spring!

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