Q-32 CHAPTER 1
Q-32 POSTER #1, HIGH QUALITY ART PRINT (see above)
Suitable for framing and interior wall hanging. Available sizes and prices to be published here soon.
Q-32 is a horror, sci‑fi, adventure, romance, thriller graphic novel with some slightly satirical undertones set in a contemporary political climate. Created in a retro pop-art style.
Graphic novels are really just glorified comic books and that's the way we've approached the production. This being the first product of its kind that we've ever done, we're having a lot of fun creating it while at the same time meeting new challenges using new, to us, technology.
At this time it is intended that Q‑32 will be released in chapters, of which there will be about eight to ten in total, one at a time in serial fashion.
OK, we're not about to do a spoiler and give away the plot. That would destroy the suspense and drama. The images and information on this page are giving away too much already, but we like to share our art with people to get feedback and obviously to promote our end product. It also allows you, our fans to get a glimpse of production and a preview of what to expect.
Simply, the Q-32 plot is the story of a young woman who becomes a victim of foul play and is enslaved in an idealogical nightmare over which she has no control. It's a struggle between good and evil, between sanity and madness and her survival in awful and horrific circumstances. You know, like ordinary comic book stuff.
That's about all we want to tell you for now.
Q-32 is created in a digital 3D environment, rendered in 2D with post production in Adobe Photoshop, assembled in Macromedia Flash, transferred to Kindle Comic Creator for final production and output as a Kindle device publication. It will also be available in other digital formats for other devices, however at this time we have no intention of publishing in print format. The graphics quality required would be too expensive to publish realistically.
The main 3D creation platform is DAZ Studio, which has an enormous amount of creative possibilities, and which we are only just starting to come to terms with. DAZ is a free software application with a large following and is an exciting product. So far all our characters, sets, wardrobe and makeup have been created in‑house or purchased off‑the‑shelf from DAZ. We may move into creating in other 3D software applications in time. The technology is vast and improving constantly. It's very exciting. We strongly recommend that you download DAZ Studio (free) and have a play around with it yourself. It has a steep learning curve and a multitude of features you might never use, but there are simple tutorials and forums to get you started quickly. One limitation is that it requires a fair bit of computer grunt to render graphics, so it's not really suitable for small mobile devices.
Production commenced in early July, 2020 and to date we have created roughly two‑thirds of Chapter 1. So far there are 30 pages, many of which are full page illustrations and some other pages are typical comic book style with multiple frames. We prefer full and half page illustrations because when the graphics are reduced to very small sizes the quality degrades. It's estimated that Chapter 1 will contain approximately 45 pages in total. Chapter 1 is expected to be published and released in January, 2021.