Monthly Archives: January 2011
So… this’ll be one of those thinky, deep and heavy, what-would-you-do type of posts. So flex those powers of logic and reason and read on…
QWIXOTIC is a world where the worst of the worst has happened through political and economic means, along with the downfall that is the human race. Because of the way the world is, characters in the QWIXOTIC Universe have had to make choices and decisions that may go against their core personal beliefs, and in some cases even religion. The main character QWYNN faces death and destruction on a daily basis– sometimes of her own volition and amusement– but her actions against the corrupt Server help benefit the greater good in forcing a change in their world, for the better. HUMAYRA, a Muslim woman, has decided to fight against the forces of domination, even though violence is abhorred by her personal code of ethics and morality. Even NAB, has done things that would traumatize a child of his age and innocence, but only because the alternative was death.
This leads to me to ask the following of you: Will the ends, ever justify the means… for you?
Gratefully, not a lot of us in the real world have to face extreme choices that do not affect our lives beyond our careers, lifestyle, family, etc… However, the decisions we do make– are they guided by thoughts of morality and ethics? Do you ever think about the ‘how’ of your actions… or does the getting of the ‘what’ matter more? Does success, wealth and power take precedence over our conscience and morality? Do you ever think about how it is we must live or lives… or does having the best life matter more?
In a world of fast food news and small attention spans (I blame the internet and it’s blatant use of–ooh I just won an iPad!) any sort of creative work needs to be recognized immediately by a unique brand. Everything from Bat silhouettes in yellow ovals to prominent letters of the alphabet, branding is especially important in the comics world. Not to mention back in the day on the frontier, so that everyone knew which cows belonged to whom.
Keeping that in mind, Gui and myself have decided to embark on creating a brand for QWIXOTIC, more specifically, our girl QWYNN. In the next couple of days we’ll be planning a unique logo/brand to be identified with the QWIXOTIC web comic. It might even hint at a big reveal of the Qwynn character, planned for way later in the series.
Keep checking back this space to see how we take a hot poker and brand our baby QWIXOTIC… not to mention to see the logo itself once Vince gets in on the process and works it out.
I pretty much jinxed myself in my previous post. I don’t know if you remember, it was exactly 3 months ago today that I puffed up my chest and beat it with pure pride at the ability to be punctual in updating this BLOG regularly.
3 Months later… and here I am, bowing my head in shame, struggling with the decision of whether I should ask forgiveness of the QWIXOTIC followers (I imagine there are thousands of you 🙂 ) or insult your intelligence by plowing ahead with this post with no further explanation or excuses for the delay…
8 days into the new year I wanna set some definite expectations from everyone about when exactly QWIXOTIC will be up and running. After a pow wow with my partners in comicery (yes, I’ve coined a new word, definition coming soon) we’ve determined the path QWIXOTIC will take to get to you. Yes… you!
QWIXOTIC will be coming soon to a website near you in Summer 2011!
Gui and myself will be immersed in getting more scripts in the can and working on the QWIXOTIC website with our very own Jesus (no really, that’s what his name means…) While artist Vince Sunico churns out some more character bios and officially starts works on Issue # 1 of QWIXOTIC!
In the meantime stay tuned to this BLOG for constant updates on the progress. Also, starting in a few weeks QWIXOTIC will make its presence felt at certain Comic Cons happening through out the Greater Toronto Area… so seriously… watch this space!