Working on the illustrations for Thrusts of Justice, so I thought I'd give you a little taste. This is the Nightwatchman, one of three boilerplate heroes that you'll get the chance to play as. (click image for larger version that isn't cropped all goofy)
Thrusts of Justice is WRITTEN, y'all. It's in the editing stage now, and I'm shifting gears to work on the illustrations. I'll have an official release date to announce soon, but think April! It came out 30 pages longer than Zombocalypse Now, too, and much more ambitious in terms of plot. Be one of three superpowered heroes! Die one of 81 humiliating deaths!
So I thought I'd share the picture above, which is some (not all, mind you) of the charts and graphs I produced while plotting and producing this monster. (click image for a larger view)
After very long and extremely careful consideration, I've decided to raise the price on Chooseomatic ebooks from $2.99 to $3.99. Compared to the trade paperback price ($14.95), and just about any of your other price/entertainment value options, I think it remains a screaming deal (it's something like 3 and a half cents for each of Zombocalypse Now's 112 endings, and I gotta eat, you know?)
I just wanted to toss up a quick post to say that if you've been thinking of getting ZN for Kindle, Nook or iBooks, jump all over it befoe the change takes effect and save a buck. But the new price went live at Apple & Barnes & Noble as I was typing this (those sumbitches are ALL OVER IT.) Amazon can't be far behind! Just fair warning!
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I'm just finishing up Thrusts of Justice -- it should be ready to go into editing next week! Then it's full time work on the illustrations, and with that in mind I've been messing around with some sketches, trying to find a style that's somewhere between traditional comic book art and my usual goofy-cartoony comfort zone.
This is an experiment I did working from reference -- I suspect the final art for the book won't turn out looking too much like this, but I thought the sketch came out kinda cool. Also, Punchy is not a character in the book! Do not be sad when you find all 89 possible endings, and none of them lead you to punchy!
In the upcoming Chooseomatic Book Thrusts of Justice, one of the story paths has you assuming the identity of Nightwatchman, an obvious Batman stand-in. So I had to laugh when I stumbled on a flash game called Fatman Go! -- apparently, there are those who don't pussyfoot around outright copyright theft the way I do.
It's actually a fun little physics platformer where you swing around steel girders with your grappling hook Fatarang trying to carry a bomb into a raincloud (if you haven't read many Batman comics, let me assure you that this is all canon). And it turns out you can embed it, so feel free to try it out right here.
I'm not saying that I've been playing this a lot instead of working on the new book. But I will say that I'm stuck on level 18, and screw that game, anyway.