Dragonwolf webcomic cover: The Blackwolf Samurai part 2
Welcome at last to Dragonwolf: The Blackwolf Samurai part 2! I have been waiting a long time to be able to finish this story. If you have been reading this comic for awhile, or actually know me, you may know that I wrote the first part of this story way back in the mid-1990’s, and that was when the first part was originally drawn, too. After years of searching, and cajoling, and begging, and more searching, I finally found someone online willing to take on parts 2 and 3 for only back-end pay. I introduce you to Brett Gibbons from Ohio.
As I write this, on September 23, 2016, I am anxiously awaiting the first pages that you will read starting next week. But for me, the process has just begun. Brett did an awesome job of this cover. The “frame” is something he does when he draws so he can extend the artwork beyond that border. He said I could trim it to that, but I am digging the look of it’s own frame, so I decided to keep it. The cover for Dragonwolf will most likely always include this frame from now on.
As for the cover image itself, this was the moment in the issue I always envisioned for the cover, when I started writing this part back in the mid-90’s. I didn’t so much abandon this project as lose a lot of it. I had some of it written down and managed to keep a hold of it for years, but the rest of what I had originally written was lost, which is okay. The artist for part 1 misinterpreted a statement in what he was supposed to do for the kidnapped girl, but I took what he drew and took the story in a different direction, which actually made for a better story, and for a better tie-in with the Circus-13 Universe, such as it is right now.
Anyway, when I sent the script to Brett to read, he also picked this specific image for the cover, so I know we are definitely on the same wavelength when it comes to this character and story. His input will have as much impact on the future of this title as his art. That is true collaboration, which I have been searching for. His art may seem a little raw, but that’s what gives it that edge for this title. Once you see more pages, I think you all will agree.
This title will also be available from Amazon and Smashwords, once all the pages are done. Be looking for a link to buy it soon!
Art by Brett Gibbons
Digital inks, lettering, and coloring by Timm Gillick
Written by Timm Gillick.