Tues Oct 15 2019
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Introduction: Overview – Creator/Owned Body of Work
5 SFW, 5 NSFW – and alternates for each 5; ie, ( like if it was Red Sonja SFW, then Red Sonja NSFW, then Belladonna SFW, and Belldonna NSFW.)
So a total of 20 stories, scripts, and character-arc focuses. I like the idea of con-currently doing a SFW, and NSFW – 2 stories. for the same title.
Doing the first two under one brand, the first 6 month season, then a different brand, also 2, for the other 6 months.
Why so many titles, and an additional brand?
It’s very balancing. Complementing each other. Planned out at least 5 years of work, that builds a body of creator owned work, in 4 areas, with two brands.
Erydeth Part IX of XIV
The Eronstones absorb energy from the Aethyr wind, that passes through the planetoid – and serve as ‘cameras‘ for the Septendecim, inside the planetoid. They can generate vibrating, sonar energy, like a radio wave, but can be amplified, to create power, heat rays, lasers, and are more far- reaching in effect than any Berast stone weapon or communicating device. The Eronstones can send messages across galaxies; without interference from nature.
With an Eronstone, one can be a knight, or a king, certainly the most powerful , and richest man in town. Eronstones, were littered around the interior of the sphere, but long since, obtained, and ownership protected by families, noble lines, leaders; like the end of the gold rush.
Red Sonja is well known, and has appeared in multiple volumes ( Marvel , Dynamite)- and there has been talk of a new movie for years. When I set about giving ‘art’ a due amount of effort and discipline, I looked for artwork that impressed me. Things that I knew I couldn’t reproduce at the time. Much of it was on Pinterest. There were lots of fan art threads featuring ‘super heroines’ – Huntress, Powergirl, Batgirl, She Hulk, Supergirl, Spiderwoman ect,..- including Red Sonja.
In fact, there was so much fan-art featuring Red Sonja, and similar characters ( on Deviant art) – that I had not seen before: Red Monica, Red, Reddish, ( and more). – that I hesitated to create another. I personally had only a couple comics with Red Sonja in it – from the 1990’s.
The images I saw, spanning her origin in Conan the Barbarian #23, had various outfits, and physique styles. The more recent ‘Dynamite’ cover variants ( by many artists) depict a range of thin models, to moderately muscled. The costume seems to remain fairly consistent; but the faces quite disparate, changing in detail per the artist; though generally a woman with long red hair, athletic and comic book heroine-sized breasts.
1 Year Anniversary Social Media Campaign
15 days of daily social media campaigning for Lurid Max. 4 subscribed to Subscribe star! 20 followers on brand new Pivix account, images have over a 100 views! 16 members to a newly opened DA Group!
It was a chance to see the art ‘watchers’ are ‘favoriting‘, by artists across DA. It gave me alot of ideas and responses. I look forward to resuming studio art – drawing, without the daily interruption – as simple, and quick as the previews seem, and little time viewing them takes – to post daily on 7 platforms for over a week, seemed to take 6 hours each day; mostly writing captions. I had alot of energy to devote to thinking up ideas, and applied it to some stories and scripts, that will be ideal for the upcoming ‘Congo Jongo’***.
I was pleased with the results on Subscribe Star, Pivix and the Deviant Art Group “Pre-Code Horror”*. Especially glad to see members** supporting it! – Thanks!
* Group members can submit images, to the group gallery. It reminds me of running an artclub in the honors college, in under grad; putting out flyers, existential writing and esoteric comics. Getting funding from student government, ect,..
**Nothing I post on the DA group, hasn’t already been posted here.
I have planned out some weekly previews and arranged them for quick access.
I have in mind posting some writing on the artist and history of pre-code horror. My main goal, is to de-stigmatize the genre, and delineate what my interest is, from what is currently most prevalent, and draw an audience to the work I am remastering.
*** When it is ready for public release ( the SFW version), I can promote it on it’s own DA page: https://www.deviantart.com/congo-jongo
The NSFW version will be available for Clandestine Members only – I don’t plan to release it to general Lurid Max subscribers; or new joiners. I plan to change the wording, on all social media related to Congo Jongo, and present it as totally mainstream, and see what happens.
More about Social Media Campaign:
Deviant Art – Pre Code Horror Group: https://www.deviantart.com/pre-code-horror
Thanks for your Interest and Kind Patronage!