Thursday, 3 September 2020

Midsummer Nights Dream Team - Work In Progress + Kickstarter


The Midsummer Night's Dream Team, my third Shakespearian graphic novel, has launched on Kickstarter. Click here for details of how you can get anything from a signed copy to unique sketches, to original art, to the brand new treat - you can appear in the book itself! I'll draw you into a crowd scene! Get in quick. (In the first half hour it already raised over £200, which is a very good start indeed!)*

Meanwhile here is my worksheet diary of work in progress (continued from this blog). 

June 5 - Treatment begun
June 16 - First draft biro script
June 19 - Script broken down into panels & pages
June 29 - 120 pages laid out as boxes and voice bubbles
July 2 - Pencil roughs begun
July 25 - 120 pages pencil roughs drawn (used as finished pencils in most cases)
July 27 - Finished art (inking over blue line printouts) begun

September 3 (start of this blog post) - 60 pages inked & completed (16 - 75) 60 to go.
Sept 3 - All day spent launching the Kickstarter campaign 
Sept 4 - 5 pages drawn (76 - 80) 
Sept 7 - 7 pages drawn (81 - 87)
Sept 8 - 4 pages (88 - 91)
Sept 9 - 8 pages (92 - 99)
Sept 10 - 4 pages (100 - 103)
Sept 11 - 6 pages (104 - 109). That's 29 pages in a week, the first solid 5 day run this book has had. 94 pages drawn, 26 to go.
Sept 14 - 3 pages (10 - 12)
Sept 15 - 5 pages (6, 7, 13 - 15)
Sept 16 - 2 pages (110 & 111)
Sept 17 - 2 pages (112 & 113)
Sept 18 - 4 pages (114 - 117). 16 pages this week, 110 pages drawn, 10 to do.
Sept 21 - 1 page (118)
Sept 22 - 3 pages (16, 119 & 120). That's the last page of the book drawn, and (recalculation ahoy) 7 early pages to do.
Sept 24 - 3 pages (1, 2 & 3)

*UPDATE. By 6pm we were up to £320. 8pm £454. 9pm £578. 10pm £604. 7am £643.  7.30am £674. 9am £697. 2pm £711. 4pm £776  - target achieved in less than 24 hours!    

(For the record, Prince of Denmark Street in June took 4 days to reach its £750 target, and went on to total £2024;  and Findlay Macbeth in March took 2 days to reach its £500 target, 6 days to reach £750, and ended up totalling £1308)

Sat Sept 5 7am £813  6pm £978 10pm £1038
Sun Sept 6 (& Mon 7 & Tues 8) £1238
Weds 9 - £1278
Thurs 10 - £1308 (just equalled Findlay Macbeth's total)
Fri 11 - £1339
Mon 14 - £1387
Tues 15 - £1390
Weds 16, Thurs 17 - £1429
Fri 18 - £1559
Sat 19 - £1649
Sun 20, Mon 21 - £1652
Tues 22 - £1667
Weds 23 - £1725
Thurs 24 - £1825



Kev F Sutherland, as well as writing and drawing for The Beano, Marvel, Doctor Who et al, runs Comic Art Masterclasses in schools, libraries & art centres - AND NOW ONLINE VIA ZOOMemail for details. His debut graphic novels Findlay Macbeth and The Prince Of Denmark Street are available on Amazon. Follow Kev on Facebook, Twitter. Promo video here

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