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The Hero Plot Trial and BlackGuard: Volume 1

17 May 13
Jerrod Smith
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We haven’t kept up with this blog much in the past. From now on, Will and I are going to try to post on here at least weekly. Overall, we’re trying to be more communicative with our audience. That includes Facebook and Twitter also.

So we wrapped up “BlackGuard vs. The Goonz” about two months ago. Since then, we’ve posted a few promotional images for the next chapter of BlackGuard, currently titled “The Hero Plot Trial”. The ORIGINAL plan was to start that chapter this month. Unfortunately, my laptop died about two weeks ago. I did buy a new one, but I didn’t recover the files from my old hard drive until about two days ago, so we’re now a few weeks behind schedule. I’ll try to get the script finished as soon as possible, but you probably shouldn’t expect The Hero Plot Trial to begin until June. Sorry.

We have been keeping busy in the meantime, though. Will, of course has been doing character designs and promo art. When not working on the script, I’ve spent some time getting us registered as a business. Along with that, I’ve been trying to write up a simple business plan. That process is moving along at a snail’s pace. Trying to switch my mind over from comic script writing to business plan writing isn’t easy.

One of the primary reasons for needing the business plan is because we’re planning on releasing BlackGuard: Volume 1 sometime this year. Volume 1 will include the first three story arcs of BlackGuard, “Monkey See… Monkey Free?!”, “Psycho Therapy”, and “BlackGuard vs. The Goonz”. Basically, everything we’ve done so far. We want to print at least 500 copies of this, preferably hardbound. I’ve been looking into different ways to fund this. Obviously, Kickstarter and Indiegogo are my first two choices, but I think we should also have a backup plan. That’s where the business plan comes in. We could apply for a small business plan or bank loan, but in order to be considered for those, you need to have a written plan for your business.

I’ll try to post another blog on Wednesday with more information on things to come.

Go with God.

– Jerrod



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