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The Scoop On 4 Seconds!

4 Seconds has scored a high-profile feature over at Diamond Comic Distributors SCOOP!

Diamond Comic Distributors

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!

4 Seconds

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.

Read the full interview HERE, and read 4 Seconds HERE!

Thanks to Scoop and ace interviewer Tom Mason for their coverage of 4 Seconds!

4 Seconds Is Here!

It has been a long and winding road, but my original comics story 4 Seconds has been published at last!

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

4 Seconds is published by Mark Waid’s Thrillbent. It is a digital comic that takes full advantage of the online storytelling medium — it is not a “motion comic” or a conventional comic placed online, but instead a new way of telling comic book stories. It is a complete story and it is 100% FREE to read RIGHT NOW at Thrillbent.com!

I will have plenty more to say about the production of 4 Seconds in later posts — from the book’s origin as a fifteen second pitch that won Mark Waid’s open story competition at San Diego Comic-Con, through the research I did into the comics storytelling form, to the concept art we developed to show you exactly what it is like to see four seconds into the future … but for now, please mouse on over to Thrillbent and read 4 Seconds!

(And then come back here and tell me what you think!)

My heartfelt thanks go out to publisher Mark Waid, my artistic partner Karl Kesel, visual designer Billy King, and the entire 4 Seconds team for busting their asses bringing this story to life! It has been the “thrill” of a lifetime working on this project … so go read it, already!

The creative team:

 

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