Here they are, the first four covers of Outlaw Seed
. With it you also get a preview of some of the characters. Some important questions might come up. Why is the sephirot in the background of the covers?
I was listening to Station to Station
(David Bowie) while designing the first cover and thought it would look cool. If you listen to the song you'll understand.How many books will there be total?
The series is planned for five books, probably 28 pages each, though it is being written as one continuous story so some parts will probably have to be cut out. The "deleted scenes" can be found in the combined edition once the series is concluded, along with original design sketches, commentary, and probably some other features nobody will ever look at.What's with all the blue?
There are really only four colours in the series: black, white, blue, and very limited use of red. There is good reasoning behind this choice but you'll have to wait to hear what it is. I can't give everything away now. One thing I can say now is that cover five will look totally different from the previous four.Just what is the story about?
From the promo (found here and in All Hell Breaks Loose! Season Two
) we can see that there is a horrible catyclism that kills a whole lot of people and after a while a despot gains control of four fifths of the world. He wants to invade the only remaining free nation to take control of a holy relic (the seed
) that will grant him eternal life and the ability to erase sin. However, some incredible force doesn't want anyone to use the seed
and is trying to recover it so now the people who have the seed
must fight a war on two fronts to keep it, presumably to use it for their own gains. Only David (the guy with the scarf), with the help of an exiled minstral and a few followers, knows how to save the world from this all consuming war so everyone is out to stop him so they can use the seed
as they please without any meddling messiah getting in their way.
There you have it. Expect future updates.
22 June '07
Update: 13 Aug 2007
To hold you over (since technical difficulties are delaying the release of Outlaw Seed) here is a sketch of the Abdals ("Replacements"), a group of creatures that will become crucial to the story in later books. Hang in there, it won't be forever.