The Black Wraith kickstarter
We've just launched a Kickstarter campaign for a collected edition of The Black Wraith mini-series - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/556628777/the-black-wraith-volume-1
This will help produce a print run collecting the 4 issue mini into a... Read more
Hero Code issue 2 in the bag!
Good morning everyone.
Another short update for you to let you know that Hero Code issue 2 is finished!
You can pick up a copy via Patreon
I'll also be... Read more
Well, this took a while.
Hero Code issue 2 is nearly complete. A new art team, and a much more frequent schedule, will see the story continue apace.
I've set... Read more
The Hero Code issue 2 (and Department O issue 1) Now available for pre-order
Those who have been following my blog will no doubt know that Jonathan has been tied up with other commitments, thus slowing down the pace of The Hero... Read more
Happy New Year
Backers! Once again, a hearty thank you for helping Hero Code happen!
I received the sketches from Jonathan for the last three rewards, so they will be going out in... Read more
Sent out like an idea made of electricity!
So, following a trip to the Post Office on Wednesday, I sent the vast majority of rewards out to all you wonderful backers.
There are two exceptions to those sent... Read more
Don't count your envelopes before the hatch...
All, I was hoping that this update would be the one to say that the books had shipped, but alas hubris had better plans!
The books are here, but there... Read more
Books! Actual Physical Books!
Later yesterday I picked up the four boxes which contained the first print run of The Hero Code.
That's right - the books are finally here!"all three glorious covers!"
Very small update for you all -
The books are printed and being shipped to me as I type!
I expect them at Hero Code HQ this wednesday, and will... Read more
Going to Print!
The art is done, the colour is coloured, the lettering complete!
We are there - issue one of The Hero Code is complete.
I'm hoping to go to print... Read more
One page to go!
Getting very close to this being the last of the updates.
At the time of writing we are working on a) the last page of art, b) the last few... Read more
Can almost taste the ink!
Nearly there - the mantra of the comic book creator - chanted again and again and again... nearly there.
We're beavering away to get the book completed, a... Read more
Here are the pretty much finished designs for the covers (we only owe the barcode on cover C).
Thank you to Josh Gorfain for helping with the designs and logo... Read more
Good, bad, ugly
I've got the collectors card sets, and they look great - really pleased with how these turned out (apart from a missing apostrophe and a tired eye color problem which... Read more
Buttons and cards and prints, oh my!
In the process of getting together the items for the Hero Code Kickstarter rewards together.
I've been luck in that I've found a number of really good local options for... Read more
Here's a sneak preview of the Black Wraith collector card, featuring art by Matthew Warlick.
Use the Source(ing)
I'm going to try and maintain a weekly update on here, just to keep people abreast of the whole post-campaign process.
I've been sourcing different places for the... Read more
Wow - thank you all!
A quick update, to say that we did it!
Hero Code was deemed a successful project at ten past eleven, my time, this morning.
I cannot thank you all enough,... Read more
Here are the two logo's by Josh Gorfain:
Let's hear your thoughts on preferences - also which design would you rather see in a badge/button? And on... Read more
Jonathan Rector - Variant Cover colors
As I write this, we are at 97% with some 50 hours to go - all very exciting!
Thank you all so much for the support so far - we... Read more
Retailer 30/30 Reward
I've added a new reward in these last few hours, for retailers wishing to pre-order the book.
For $30 you'll get x10 copies of the book, featuring 7 standard Drew... Read more
Meet the Crew - Writer, Jamie Gambell
My name is Jamie Gambell, and I am the writer and creator of the Hero Code.
I am from England, but live in the USA with my wonderful wife and... Read more
Jonathan Rector - Variant Cover Inks
I received the inks for Jonathan's variant cover:
Another great cover!
So now the art work for all three covers are finished - do people have any preferences or favourites?... Read more
Who, What, Where, How?
This morning, before I left for work, my three year old son joined me in the living room. It was early, and he was still drowsy from his nights sleep.... Read more
Hero Code Pin-Up by Victor Cabanelas
He's done a great job in capturing the... Read more
Karl Altstaetter's wrap-around Variant Cover - now with added color (by Heather Breckel)
Two covers down, one to go!
Nearly single digits
Not long to go now, and yet so far to go!
I'm hoping to have the book tied up in the next four weeks, all covers finished and colored and... Read more
Backing a forthing with Dan Smith, we came up with the following character design for the series:
An absurdist villain, Mr Brick - part Dick Tracy part Grant Morrison's Doom... Read more
A few updates
Morning all - a few things to run-down today -
I've posted the 8 preview pages up on the Hero Code website for those wanting to look at them without... Read more
Hero Code - 8 page preview
Hi all, I've posted an 8 page pdf preview of the book on the website - http://www.herocode.net/home/2011/7/16/the-hero-code-pdf-preview.html
It's very much a work in progress. Feel free to share the link around.... Read more
Meet the Crew - Colourist, Heather Breckel
For a long while I was considering having the Hero Code be a black and white book - simply from a cost point of view. However, the world of superheroes... Read more
Karl Altstaetter's wrap-around Variant Cover
Here's a link to the pencils for the wrap around Variant Cover by Karl Altstaetter - http://my.deviantart.com/messages/#/d3nlswh
The pencils for both this cover and Drew Johnson's cover are available as rewards... Read more
Preview book coming soon?
So I'm planning on putting together a preview booklet, featuring the first 8 or so pages of the first issue and some other sketches and ideas for the... Read more
Meet the Crew - Cover Artist, Drew Johnson
**New Reward Notice**
A new Reward has been added to the campaign.
For $500 one pledgee will get everything in the $1-$200 range, plus the original pencilled artwork for the wrap-around variant cover,... Read more
Jonathan Rector Variant Cover vote.
I've put a poll up on my Deviant Art page for the Jonathan Rector variant cover - http://jamiegambell.deviantart.com/
I'm going to keep it up until next wednesday.
The poll is... Read more
Meet the Crew - Artist, Jonathan Rector
There will be more from Jonathan as the campaign goes on, but I wanted to post his round of answers to the five standard questions we've been asking the team... Read more
Meet the characters, pt.4 - The Mannequin
The Mannequin is the first villain we meet in the series. He isn’t the first character to have had the code manipulated or corrupted, making him less inclined to help... Read more
Meet the Crew - Josh Gorfain, designer (Logo)
Designing a logo for the series was very important. It needed to tick the right boxes in terms of being eye-catching, having clarity and of also containing a distinctive feel... Read more
Happy 4th of July (or Monday for the rest of the World)!
I've counted and tallied the votes and opinions of you all and others - for Jonathan's variant cover the favourite choices were as follows:
A) Team shot.
B)... Read more
Collector Cards - WIP
A fairly soft update today.
Just wanted to share some of the work for the Collector Card sets for season one.
First up is Optiman by Andrew Ross MacLean -... Read more
Meet the characters, pt.3 - The Black Wraith
The third, and final hero introduced in our first story is The Black Wraith.
The Black Wraith is a totem of fear which has existed throughout human history - a... Read more
Meet the Crew - Dan Smith
During the initial plotting of the series, I worked very closely with Dan Smith in developing and designing the look of the cast. We put together a batch of 23... Read more
Meet the characters, pt.2 - Myth
The second hero in our story is Freya Giaia, dubbed Myth by the media.
Myth is a displaced goddess, born from two pantheons. Her father is Freyr, the Norse god... Read more
Not one, not two but three variants!
Great news everyone - Karl Altstaetter has offered up a special wrap around variant cover for the series.
This makes three possible covers available for the first issue - Drew... Read more
Meet the characters...
This is part one in a series, introducing you all to the first round of characters in the Hero Code.
First up we have Optiman.
Optiman - art by... Read more
Choosing a variant cover - pt. 1
I wanted to share some of the process work for the book with you, giving an insight into the production side of the project.
For the issue one variant cover,... Read more
“We are here to save the world... All of us!”
The Hero Code is set in a world where every human being holds within them a genetic code which grants... Read more