and I are teaming up to bring you a new fantasy epic online comic - Sylvanna!
We wrapped up our Kickstarter fundraiser and received over double what we were hoping to get. That's amazing! Thanks to everyone who contributed. Now we need to figure out how best to use that money to produce a comic worthy of your generosity.
You can keep up-to-date on the project here:
[link] - SylvannaOnline.com
[link] - Sylvanna Forums
And now for your regularly scheduled FAQ:
Are you REALLY Ian Flynn? The comic guy?
Yes I am. You can check out my website and my body of work at www.BumbleKing.com
Awesome! I love your art in the comics!
That's flattering - but I don't do the art. I'm the writer. I compose the manuscripts the art team uses to produce the book. I've done concept art, though. Some you can find here on dA, some you can find in the graphic novel collections. I'm a decent doodler, but I leave the REAL art to the skilled professionals.
I want your job!
How do I break into the business?
That's better. When I was trying to break into the biz, there wasn't any guide. In an effort to give back to the fan community a little bit, I've compiled a FAQ to help aspiring fans down the path to applying to Archie. You can find it here: [link]
Read my fan-fic! Look at my fan-art! Use my fan-concept!
No, nope, nuh-uh. This would open me up to allegations of intellectual theft. There's a lot of really creative fans out there, and they produce a lot of cool stuff. What if I accidentally re-used someone else's idea down the road? Some folks would be flattered, others would be enraged I "stole" from them. For my protection - and to protect the fandom - I limit any fan-material to fan-art of official characters.
I want to talk to you!
I wish I could keep in touch with everyone, but I really don't have the time. Your best bet is to voice your thoughts on my forum - www.BumbleKing.com/forum. Comments and notes through dA will be read, but I don't know when, and I don't know if I'll reply. I can only keep up so many avenues of correspondence, y'know?
So... why are you on dA then?
Mostly to keep up with old friends, some artists I like, and to share some concept art from time to rare time.
I love the comics! I share them with my friends on dA!
The enthusiasm is appreciated, but you're breaking the law. People have to buy the books to get the content. That money becomes profit for Archie and ensures they keep producing the book and I keep my job. Putting up scans for free loses Archie money. And there's the whole illegal angle. So if you've got full scans up, I'd appreciate you taking them down. (Not like I can do anything about it, but still...)
I HATE you.
Sorry to hear that. Say what you will, but keep it civil. If you decide to be vulgar and/or profane, I'm hiding your comment. It'll stay there - you'll know I'll have read it - but I won't force other people to endure your foul language.