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fbeme
04-16-2014, 09:43 AM
Hey folks,
Shepherd is a 12 issue series in 4 parts. The series is completed and was built with a team of fellow DW artists. The first 3 issues, "History," is being released as a free web comic to drum up interest.

To start the ball rolling, issue 1 has been fully released today, with issue 2 content beginning on May 1.

Feel free to drop by and take a look:

http://shepherd.thewebcomic.com

Future updates twice a week.

paul brian deberry
04-17-2014, 11:17 AM
i like it

Mookie Blaylock
04-17-2014, 10:53 PM
I like it so far. Very impressed with the artwork. Some good symbolism throughout. Although the story seems a bit disjointed at times and the dialogue a little awkward early on. Looking forward to more.

fbeme
04-18-2014, 12:22 AM
Thanks! The first 3 issues provide back story for the world and the connections to the present day: the first 4 pages of each of the three issues takes place in the current time (22nd century), setting up the main story. Then things take off with issue 4 when everything rolls in the future.

In order to set things up, the "disjointed" nature is by design: each of the 3 issues covers a breakdown of specific aspects that are key to the story and the world.

Hope you will come back for more in May when I start releasing issue 2.

At least you are getting the first 3 issues for free :har:

Mookie Blaylock
04-19-2014, 09:30 PM
Cool. Are you self publishing this series? Is there a way to get a print copy of the first few issues now?

fbeme
04-19-2014, 11:22 PM
Not sure yet. Still trying to shop it around. All 12 issues are completed (except for covers - well first 3 were completed). The point to releasing the first three issues free, was to try and drum up interest: either from a publishing company, or just in general if I do self-publish. The series is written in 4 arcs, and I always intended to do something online with the first three issues. As I said, the first arc tells the backstory and history for where the story takes off in Issue 4. It was a reasonable way to define the world and then let the story maintain itself.

Shepherd is my third book: first two didn't get any interest so I did it on my own. "Inanimate", my first series, I released as a free web comic. "Order & Chaos" I released through comiXology Submit.

Have no problem with releasing it myself digitally. Just trying to push the limits and expand what I have done before. Obviously, having a publisher behind it and seeing it in print would be preferred though :)

fbeme
05-01-2014, 12:09 PM
Issue 2 Begins today. Page 1 up and available now.

Further updates every Monday and Thursday at noon.

Ray Dillon
05-20-2014, 04:03 PM
Please post a preview in the thread. Best way to get people to click your link!

fbeme
05-22-2014, 09:15 AM
Thanks Ray. Should have done this from the beginning :D

Pages 1 to 4 of Issue 1 (Issue 2 is currently underway)

http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l597/Inanimate_Comic/Shepherd%20Preview/Shepherd01_01.jpg

http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l597/Inanimate_Comic/Shepherd%20Preview/Shepherd01_02.jpg

http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l597/Inanimate_Comic/Shepherd%20Preview/Shepherd01_03.jpg

http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l597/Inanimate_Comic/Shepherd%20Preview/Shepherd01_04.jpg

Ray Dillon
05-22-2014, 10:13 PM
Looking good! Consistent updates to this thread with new art (even a panel) gets the most attention. Keep it up! :)

fbeme
05-22-2014, 11:01 PM
Thanks Ray.

More previews planned ;)

fbeme
05-24-2014, 03:03 PM
Issue 2 cover, minus logo, etc.

http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l597/Inanimate_Comic/Shepherd%20Preview/Cover2FinalFlat.jpg

Ray Dillon
05-24-2014, 03:16 PM
WOO! I like that! Who's the artist?

fbeme
05-24-2014, 05:11 PM
:thumbs:

Mack Sztaba

http://www.mackart.ca/

fbeme
06-02-2014, 04:08 PM
A month or so away from Issue 3 going live, but how about a look into the future?

http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l597/Inanimate_Comic/Shepherd%20Preview/Shepherd03_07.jpg

fbeme
07-04-2014, 10:11 AM
Issue 3 begins on July 17

http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l597/Inanimate_Comic/Shepherd3_Cover.jpg