- Just what am I aiming to do?
Project Kazzralohr is a comic series, set in a fantasy world named Kazzralohr. There will be a main series which will have an underlining theme that connects them together. The first of which is in development and features a young protagonist by the name of Pawn. The main series will be graphic novel sized adventures, which for the time being I hope to upload online for free a chapter at a time. Beyond the main series I will have One-shots, which will explore the world of Kazzralohr. These single stand alone stories will feature new characters, different parts of the world, different time periods in history, back-stories of characters seen in the main series, and more.
- World Building
In order to breath life into the world of Kazzralohr I’ve been building things up slowly. Creating a history timeline, a world map, a basis for the different types of magic, gods, religions, societies, races, and other planes. Just this last week I finally started hammering down the specifics of the world map. I had a rough idea of how I wanted things to take shape, but struggled getting it to look in scale.
- Progress on Main Series
I finished sketching out rough page layout for chapter 8 Monday night. The story is about a young boy named Pawn who joins in an epic quest along side a seasoned adventurer. They travel the land with a small group of adventurers, together they face many challenges, and Pawn learns what it takes to be a true hero.
This first major story in the world of Kazzralohr is an introduction into the world and will set the stage for whats to come. Considering how well received it is, will determine how much time and work I’ll be able to put forward for the future projects.
- Progress of the first One-shot
I hoped to begin the line work for the comic last week, but due to outside forces I wasn’t able to get much time to work on it. When I finally did, I wasn’t happy with the way it was looking. So I started thinking about how to better illustrate it. Then I started having a bigger issue, I wasn’t completely happy with the story itself. Last Sunday I started tweaking the rough script. So sadly the One-shot has hit a bit of a snag and will be delayed for awhile longer, but I believe it will be better for it.
In 2012 I started thinking about a small fantasy comic. It started as a little 8-12 page short story comic, about a young boy on an epic journey. Then It grew… and grew, and eventually a thought hit me. To take that story, and several other stories I had kicking around in my head and drop them into one big fantasy world. I began to build an entire realm up from scratch, filling it with various races, cultures, magic, and mysteries. That short 8-12 page story turned into 15-18 chapters.
As I close in on the debut of my home brewed fantasy realm, I figured I would start making project updates. Let everyone know my progress, in both the first graphic novel as well as the One-shots that will be releasing. Every time I finish laying out a chapter, or have something big to announce, or if I just feel some history of the world should be revealed, I will post an update.
The first major comic, the one with a young boy, is well underway. The story is written out, and I am currently sketching out rough page layouts. At the moment I am in the middle of chapter eight. Once the chapters are laid out, I will be refining and editing dialog. Then moving into the final stages of creating the actual pages. I am also working on the first One-shot comic, which I will start doing final line work within the next week.
Since the major comic will take some time to get out the door, I’ve planned to make some One-shots. Short stories within the world that standalone, but with the potential to tie in loosely with the main series. These One-shot comics will help introduce and establish the world itself. But that’s not their only purpose, they will also be helping me hone my drawing and layout skills. These One-shots will be up for sale, in order to help fund the main comic series. Perhaps most of all they will help support me, and this fantasy comic project both in spirit and in coin.
Welcome to Project Kazzralohr, a series of graphic novels set in an expansive and rich fantasy world.