With What I Learned at SRU
completed at last after a 3 and a half year run, I'm giving myself a bit of distance from the project (in mind, not in heart) as I let my ideas for its revision simmer
. With the Avatar canon leaving me less and less inspired to work on Esteemed
, that project as well is taking a break. The Focused/Mud, Sweat, & Tears is also a concept I really want to pursue, but I need to be in the right mindset for it. The main thing here is that after SRU, I really ought to be pursuing original work and seeking publication. For now, I'm going to be trying to divert my energy into a smaller scale project which I've entitled DownRight Fierce
. Inspired by Street Fighter and Scott Pilgrim, while borrowing elements of Kill la Kill and Soul Eater, DRF will be a women-focused young adult graphic novel about self-control, adolescence, letting go, and overcoming self-hatred.
I'm in pre-production right now, and the art will be done on commission by my friend Sakura-Rose12
, whom you're sure to recognize if you've followed any of my work, as she's the artist I've worked with the most thus far. The current plan is to launch a Kickstarter campaign later this month to raise the funds needed to pay Hayley to do the artwork. Planned stretch goals include a print release as a one or two volume book as well as a soundtrack release to be produced. If we raise the money for a original soundtrack to go along with the book, artists such as zircon
, and Aivi & Surrashu
have all expressed interest in participating.
You can follow updates for this project on the Facebook page
and the DA group.
Here are various artworks produced for it so far, including some prototype pages. You can find more rough concept art in the gallery.