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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Presenting: The Journals of Simon Pariah #1

After a long wait, and a long-traveled road, "The Journals of Simon Pariah" is live and now available on Amazon.
Some readers may remember Simon from his old incarnation at webomics host Keenspace (the files are still up at http://simonpariah.comicgenesis.com for now), or perhaps from my earlier days of trying to get other publishers and distributors interested in the book.  I've been working on this idea for a long time, and although it's been publicly dormant for a few years, I've never let go of it.  More than any other, it's the story that I want to tell and I'm beyond thrilled to finally be able to bring it to the world on my own terms and under my own banner.
For the uninitiated, the book description I've used at Amazon and elsewhere tells you all you need to know for now:

""The Journals of Simon Pariah" visits entries from the career of an immortal adventurer, charting his travels through time and around the world. Encountering figures whose shadows loom large over history and legend, he is sometimes witness, sometimes participant, sometimes prime mover to the events that have shaped our world. 
Written and illustrated by Dominic, this book combines a love of classic fantasy, historical fiction and pulp adventure with a Japanese influenced art style in an attempt to make something that is as entertaining as it is thought-provoking. Won't you join the adventure?"

Further to that, I can tell you that there is an overarching story to the Simon Pariah books that will unfold slowly over time.  In the meantime, the book will be very episodic, with self-contained stories set in various times and places.  The whole thing will make a coherent whole one day, but I'm in no rush to get there.

The book is 28 pages, black and white with a color cover.  Like anything else I publish, it will be done on an "as soon as I can get to it" basis, but I plan to get out several issues a year, so it won't be a glacial pace.  Regarding the first issue, I can tell you that I don't try to hide my influences in this one, and fans of Robert E. Howard's work will find it very interesting.

So....from here it's up to you, the reader.  It's up to you, in large part, to determine how well this book does, and through that how well I do at producing this book.  And the best way you can determine that is by buying the book.  It's available right now in a print edition for $3.99 USD at Amazon, and in a digital edition at DriveThruComics for just 99 cents.  Get out there and give it a try!  Then come back here and drop a comment to let me know what you think of it; I'll be waiting to hear from you.


Anonymous said...

Ian, I am a fan of Bruno the Bandit, and I'm hoping that you will return to it soon.

Take care now.

Dominic said...

Brutal Blade of Bruno the Bandit #4 is in the works and will be released as soon as possible. As for new stories, well, that's up to Ian.