Monday, March 26, 2012

Lord Jeoffa Wants You! ... Join the winning side!

“A world of savagery… super-science… and sorcery…”

If anyone was a kid in the early 80’s they may recognize those words.  It was the opening to the old Thundarr the Barbarian cartoon.  I’ve often said that Bigfoot… was a hybrid of Conan and John Carter of Mars, but I can’t forget the other not so classic works of Thundarr, Yor, the Hunter from the Future and even a little old school Beastmaster.  It was looking to all of these influences that I went into this project with the goal of making a world to rival anything you would have found on TBS back in the day.

During the first arc, the “super-science” takes a backseat, but scattered throughout the world there are definitely elements present.  Most notably, these guys…

Bigfoot Sword of the Earthman villain

Introducing Lord Jeoffa’s foot soldiers (or “flying disc soldiers” as I presented them to Andy at the design phase.)  You really can’t have a savage world of hopeless odds if the villains don’t outnumber, outgun and simply outclass the heroes at every turn.  And when you have a legion of technologically advanced flying storm troopers (the Nazi type,) what can you do but cower in fear from the wrath above?  

Well, most people would cower in fear anyway...

Until next time!

Have a good one, 

Josh S. Henaman

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

More Ups, less downs... all things Wondercon

Well, Wondercon 2012 has ended and I’d have to say it was well worth the trip out to Anaheim. 

With a stack of business cards and a few copies of the book in hand, I hit the floor with two goals.  Try my hand at networking and gather some good old-fashioned reconnaissance. 

Before I get into the recon, I’d like to say the networking went rather well.  I met a few publishers, put the book in some hands and made contact with a few folks who will no doubt be a welcome source of information and inspiration as we move forward. 

As far as reconnaissance goes?  The future, my friends, is most decidedly digital.  No, I’m not saying I’ve given up the pursuit of print, I’m just saying that the buzz of the panels seemed to be all about digital and what it means for price ($.99 vs. $3.99), access (no more Wednesday-only releases) and the potential for new readers (did you see that kid with the new iPad?) 

For a little more on the potential for digital go and check out and download the free PDF for his short story “Luthor.”  If you’re curious, it simply shows you that a comic doesn’t have to be one page/several panels, but can literally unfold cinematically with all the tension and involvement of a great thriller (that’s not to say a print comic doesn’t, he’s just pointing out that digital comics aren’t bound by the old rules.)

So, when all is said and done, I came away with a few things. 

1) Sam Humphries is poised to rule the world (
2) Chip Mosher is the go-to guy for all things digital (having sat through three panels he moderated, I’ve come to the conclusion that is damned lucky to have him as their VP of Marketing and Business Development.)
3) Christina Strain has put out a beautiful book titled The Fox Sister  (
4) Steampunk is everywhere.
5) Other than one awesome Hulk photo, everything I photographed looked like garbage (blurred, too many bystanders and one dimly lit snapshot of what looks like the inside of my pocket.) 

So what’s on tap for the (near) future?  We’ll keep you posted!

In the meantime… Up next… Let’s get back to some character reveals!

Have a good one,

Josh S. Henaman

Monday, March 5, 2012

The Waiting Game

Updates, updates, who’s got updates?

Look no further. 

Well, that’s not entirely true.  We’re still in that holding pattern of having sent the book out to publishers, so there’s nothing new on that front.   

Ah, the waiting game. 

Yep, and if it’s anything I’m horrible at, it’s waiting around.  So in the meantime, I’ve been doing some research on the whole self-publishing idea.  Granted, there are a lot of factors that go into self-publishing your own comic and I quickly realized that I didn’t know squat.  

Thank God for the guys over at Comixtribe. 

These pros have been there and lucky for me, they documented everything.  If you have a moment, go and check out  More specifically, take some time out of your day and read up on “Bolts & Nuts” by Steven Forbes.  If you ever had a desire to educate yourself in the self-publishing world, then envelope yourself with the information these gents put together (and no, this isn’t some “Hey, check out their books!”  The information they put together truly is invaluable.  And yeah, check out their books if you want.) 

Right now, I’m on Week 49 of Steve’s posts (Financials!) and currently working up a long haul budget that’ll take me up to issue #4, so it’s back to plotting, planning, and with any luck… no procrastinating. 

Oh, and I sent the script to issue #2 to Andy, just so he could get a feel for it and his response?

“Wow, that’s a lot of action.”

And when your main character is a sasquatch… that can only be a good thing. 

Until next time…

Have a good one,

Josh S. Henaman