Black Rose is a fantasy/western comic about a brother and sister caught between two warring empires. Originally created by Aaron Minier during his college years, my good friend Chris and I were invited onto the project a couple years back after the original writer departed. Rather than simply continuing the story, we wound up taking everything back to basics and reinventing the entire world, adding a lot of complexity and realism.
Anyway, the big announcement is that the first issue is finally complete, and will be debuting at the Summit City Comic Con here in Fort Wayne, on Saturday May 22nd. We’ve got a table at the con and will be selling a limited number of issues, so if you want one, you’d better come early! Aaron will be doing some sketching as well, and we’ll have some artbooks full of concept art you can look through too. And of course any of us would be MORE than happy to talk your ear off about Black Rose, what our influences are, where the story might be going, etc. Come on down!
We’re looking into publishers at the moment and have gotten some interest, and we’ve also contemplated launching Black Rose as a webcomic — this story is coming out one way or another, and hopefully we’ll have that situation figured out soon.
Besides contributing to the story, I also edit the scripts, letter the pages, and do most of the design work for the project. Over time some of that work will wind up on here as well, but I’m waiting until we solidify our publishing plans before revealing all our hard work.
Until then, you can visit the Black Rose website and make sure to subscribe to our email list — we’ll keep you posted with any and all news as we progress toward world domination.
See everybody at the con!