Category Archives: 4 Seconds
All about my original digital comic book story — 4 Seconds — free to read at Mark Waid’s Thrillbent.com!
4 Seconds is my original comics property, published by Mark Waid’s Thrillbent!
Here is a roundup all all the press the series has attracted so far (and this list is kept updated here, let me know if I’ve missed something!)
4 Seconds is a noir thriller about a petty thief who discovers she can see four seconds into the future. That’s just enough precognition to get into trouble, but not nearly enough time to pull off the heist that will save her sister’s life.
4 Seconds is a digital-native comic story that expands the boundaries of storytelling thanks to Thrillbent’s unique platform.
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The 4 Seconds Team
- Writer: Paul O’Connor
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- Artist: Karl Kesel
- Colorist: Grace Allison
- Letterer: Troy Peteri
- Designer: Billy King
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- Editor: Mark Waid
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Making Of 4 Seconds
The 2014 Comic-Con open microphone pitch contest where I won the opportunity to create 4 Seconds.
Thrillbent blog about the contest.
Thrillbent’s Mark Waid discusses the pitch contest. Listen for the part where Mark told me “not to get hit by a bus!”
New York Daily News article about the pitch contest.
Interview at Mars Will Send No More (includes concept art!)
Interview with the creators at Diamond Comics Distributing’s Scoop.
4 Seconds Press
Thrillbent Blog announcing publication.
Facebook plug by DC Comics Group Editor Jim Chadwick.
Announcement at Between The Pages (includes cakes!)
Announcement at Comicosity.
Announcement at Bronze Age Babies (bottom)
Announcement at Mars Will Send No More!
Podcast interview with Her Dork World/His Dork World.
Podcast interview at We Talk Comics.
Review at ReGeeken.
4 Seconds has scored a high-profile feature over at Diamond Comic Distributors SCOOP!
Scoop is a free, weekly email newsletter from Gemstone Publishing and Diamond International Galleries “produced for the benefit of all who enjoy the hobby of collecting.” Scoop’s article is an interview with Karl Kesel and I about our original comics story, 4 Seconds, which you can read for FREE over at Mark Waid’s THRILLBENT!
Here’s a quote from Karl on the 4 Seconds “digital difference” —
Digital allows for a level of subtlety and sudden change that you can’t come close to in print. If you show a crowd on a subway car and then digitally flick to the next frame where the only change is one character has turned his head a bit – your eye immediately keys in on that change and is drawn to it. In print, with those two panels next to each other, that small change would be a lot less apparent, if not lost completely … These make digital comics more cinematic than print, yet they remain comics – static images that you move through at your own rate.
Thanks to Scoop and ace interviewer Tom Mason for their coverage of 4 Seconds!
A very thoughtful and considerate review of 4 Second has appeared over at ReGeeken.
The review is brief and worth reading in its entirety, but I was particularly intrigued by this quote about noir-style storytelling:
The art work isn’t your classic noir style but the story is where the darkness lays. The morality ambiguous lead characters created out of the sleazy, sometimes hard to look at, realities of life, dramatically contrasting with the bright comic book style art of Karl Kesel and colors of Grace Allison. Quoting Paul Simon, “They give us those nice bright colors, they give us the greens of summers, makes you think all the world’s a sunny day,” but in Cassie’s world it rains every day.
I couldn’t have said it better myself!
Thanks to ReGeeken for the review … if you haven’t yet read 4 Seconds, hopefully this notice will bet you off the fence. And if you have read it, first of all — thank you … and second of all, read it again! (And tell a friend!)