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A graphic novel based on the original Fighting Fantasy novel by Steve Jackson.
356 backers pledged £15,472 to help bring this project to life.

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An Update On Surveys

Posted by PJ Montgomery (Creator)
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Hi all,

By now I'm sure the vast majority of you have filled in your surveys. We won't be locking these off until the book is ready, so that you guys have until the last minute to change your address if you need to (and if any of you aren't sure how, here's a previous update I did on the subject).

However, one thing we do need from you is the name you want to appear in the acknowledgments section of the book. Since this section of the graphic novel is now being put together at the same time as the art is being done, we need these from you to get this completed. So if you haven't yet provided us with this on your survey (and I know most of you have by now), we'll need it from you soon. If there's anyone who hasn't given us a name by the time we come to compiling these pages, we'll be using your name as it appears in our backer list.

Thanks guys.

Missing Scene

Posted by PJ Montgomery (Creator)
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This week, in the absence of any news beyond everything still being worked on, I'm going to tease a scene that Gavin drew a while ago now. Adapting Trolltooth Wars as a graphic novel does mean we've had to make some changes from the original. A lot of this is cutting a scene here and there for space and pacing reasons, while other changes are presenting something differently, in order to better take advantage of the visual medium. There are also a couple of places where we've been able to slightly expand on what you'll find in the original novel. The below panel comes from one such scene, towards the end of Darkmane, the Chervah and Mantrapper's journey through Firetop Mountain. In the novel, this encounter is only really hinted at, but with the comic, we've been able to go all out. This panel should give you an idea of what I'm talking about, and I can't wait for you guys to see the finished thing.

Art by Gavin Mitchell
Art by Gavin Mitchell

 

Old Man

Posted by PJ Montgomery (Creator)
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I'm away again this week, so it's just another quick one for you. Who could this old man with the deck of cards be?

Art by Gavin Mitchell
Art by Gavin Mitchell

 

Coloured Pin-Up

Posted by PJ Montgomery (Creator)
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Hi guys,

This week I'm going to share with you the final, coloured version of the pin-up by Anastasia Catris which you'll find in the back of the book, and which will be sent as a print to backers who pledged at the relevant level, but before that, a quick note on the release. I've been loathe to attach an actual release date to the book again, since we've already missed any previous release dates, and I don't want that to happen again. However, one of the backers, Philip Hynes, has asked if we can maybe quantify whether we're going to be looking at weeks, months or seasons before it comes out. Which is a more than fair question.

Having spoken to Gavin last week, I can confirm that we're probably looking at somewhere between weeks and months on that scale. Gavin has just over twenty pages left to pencil and ink (out of 131), and his rates on these have picked up now that he's cleared the larger battle scenes, at the same time as Jim and Emily are doing the flats for the colours. Once the pencils and inks are done, Gavin will join the others in doing colours, and add the letters. So we're really not far from the end at all.

And now, as promised, Anastasia's coloured pin-up.

Art by Anastasia Catris
Art by Anastasia Catris

 

A Brief Interview

Posted by PJ Montgomery (Creator)
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Apologies guys, but this is one of those weeks which come with weekly updates when we have no news or updates to report, beyond the fact that the book is inching ever closer to completion, and arriving in your hands.

I thought I would share a very brief interview Gavin did with the guys behind the True Believers Comic Con in Cheltenham. Gavin's already booked a table for next year's event, so the con reached out and asked him five questions. You can read it here.

Thanks all.