WHAT IS MAN-SHRIMP LIVES!
Man-Shrimp Lives! is a 74-page graphic novel about a unique magical creature, Man-Shrimp, the world's most edible hero.
He has been cast astray in a brutal comics universe lorded over by a dark metaphysical squid. His friends have died or vanished, leaving Man-Shrimp to languish and rot on the ocean floor.
As our story begins, Man-Shrimp chooses to rise up from the briny depths! To LIVE! To fight! To stop The Squid once and for all and avenge the deaths of his fellow heroes!
I am an educator and writer who has always had a deep love for the art of comics storytelling. I began writing and drawing Man-Shrimp Lives! in January of 2015 (and recently finished the final page), but the characters and situations have been present with me for many years. It is so exciting to finally bring this mysterious world to life!
I have been publishing Man-Shrimp Lives! online but always intended to make it available as a trade paperback. My art style seems suitable for a larger format than the screen of a cell phone. In fact, the printed version I have budgeted for will be 9" x 12", over 50% larger than the average comic. The printing company I am using specializes in graphic novels, so you can be certain that this will be a high quality product. Feel free to check out their work:
Overall, I believe I'm not alone in wanting to hold this book in my hands and flip through the pages, exploring the vibrant and surreal imagery and reading the tale of a little shrimp-man with a big, bold plan.
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Risks and challenges
Fortunately, there are no risks with this project, as the work has already been completed. The complete 74-page story is finished and ready to print. In fact, I printed a few promo copies of the first half of the story to hand out at Comic-Con San Diego. The stickers have also already been printed.
Printing a smaller version beforehand gave me the opportunity to proof the work and make sure the vibrant colors reproduced well. I may make some adjustments to the cover as well as creating a back cover and writing the intro, but overall I am fully prepared to move forward with printing.
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