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A few days ago I posted this video-
At the time this brought up a few questions from people so I wanted to take this opportunity to cover a few of them (plus anticipate some others). If you want to know more or have another specific question comment below or contact us on Twitter, Facebook or email email@example.com and we can update.
Are you quitting Reynard City?
What is Reynard City Chronicles?
In simple terms these will be new takes on the Reynard City stories, drawing from various sources. The idea will be to have fewer issues in the year. However they will be longer and have more content.
What will happen to the current issues?
The current issues will still be available. I am happy to say we’ll be working with Visualise on an updated website soon, something that was already being planned but now will be rejigged once the new comics are ready.
How will this affect the roleplay forum?
The roleplay forum was set up by John Paul Guerra and as such has its own continuity so is not really affected by the relaunch.
What about the “proposed projects?”
At present the video game, radio play, animation and graphic novel projects are on hold. It’s a shame as some great people worked on them but I feel we are better off focusing on getting the comic right before attempting spinoffs.
I will be talking about them a bit more in future videos.
When will the first issue be ready?
Currently we are in the process of writing out the story arc and issue list. I am getting feedback from some writers in order to develop the stories. One advantage of longer issues will be going into more depth and providing a bit more backstory with the characters, as well as the usual action and nuttiness!
Basically put we are seeking backing for this project and the sooner we hit the target (I have budgeted $4000) then the sooner we will be able to not only produce this comic but also promote it in some interesting ways (I have a few people in mind for this who I’m a massive fan of!)
You seemed a bit emotional on screen. What happened?
People that know me know sometimes I can be a bit emotional. In this instance it is about facing up to the fact that you worked on something for ten years and it needs a rethink. I did feel bad because a lot of people worked on this and I felt they deserved better. This coupled with the fact I witnessed someone paying money for a video mocking that effort didn’t help (Yes you do need a thick skin when putting work out there but that’s easier said than done!)
However a lot of positives have come out of this as well. I have a lot of support especially from the people at Norwich Kitty, a local business networking group who were very sympathetic.
Why has the website changed?
Several reasons- to update regarding the relaunch, to make the site a bit easier to navigate and as a rough guide for what we have planned for the full update.
How can we support the relaunch?
There are a number of ways you can support us-
- Back us- Every donation helps us (prices start from just $1!). Yes the comics are free to download and we want to keep it that way. However if you do back us (either via Paypal for one-off donations or Patreon for regular donations) we can offer a range of bonus extras including exclusive galleries, artwork and short stories.
- Spread the word- Sometimes people will say “I can’t afford to back this right now”. If that is the case there are other ways you can help us. If we get enough hits on the announcement video then this will provide revenue. However if you like the comic let people know why- it is sad that negative comments and videos get more attention but the best way to counter that is through being positive!
- Fanfic, fanart, OCs- We have a contest going in The Den and we need you! Post us your fanfic, fanart and OCs, remember to post links with it. This will really help us out!
- Advertise- If you run a business check our Advertise page on how you could benefit from supporting us (prices start at just £25 per month!)
Why should we back your project?
Because to be quite honest this isn’t just my project. This is the work of a whole team of people, some of which have been working with us from the start, some of them having worked through incredibly hard circumstances to support it.
I have made some bad decisions and this has reflected badly on some elements. However with your support I am confident we can produce something great. Having worked on this for this long I have met some excellent people who have matched my passion and at times exceeded it.