I wanted something really cool when I was making my comic and so I dreamed up all the things that I liked and then put together all the things that were sort of possible and in the scope of my comic. What I came up with was this thing that bridged the gap between my Sentinel character and a heavy-duty, kick butt, kind of thing. So, I thought and thought and being a Robotech fan (man I love that stuff) I thought of a mech vehicle that I loved (http://www.kent.net/robotech/mecha/rdf/macii.shtml) and a vehicle that I saw in the first Aliens movie. So, I got this thing that called the WarHammer and it took a while but it worked out pretty good. Now, I met a dude online named Hank Jiang who helped me out. Well, back then Hank was working for Rockstar Games, yes the same Rockstar that makes Grand Theft Auto, and he and I talked online and he made the Sentinel and the WarHammer Characters for me…and I have been pleased every day I looked at it.
So, the way that I put it all together was by giving them (Sentinels) a history and a background, home planet and a purpose in the comic. What it came out to was the Sentinels were in ancient race created in the beginning to serve the Lord throughout the galaxy. But, they lived in a distant world and the reason for that was to let others know that the Christ speaks to not just us…but them out there as well.
Now they travel with ships when they want, but they usually travel through Voids (things that connect the spiritual and natural worlds together) and travel back and forth between worlds and areas at the speed of thought.
What that makes is for a pretty cool series of events that the comic can now jump in and out of. But, the mech (almost forgot) can move on its own and work on its own, but it is a symbiotic parasite kind of bio organism. It has one owner, and can latch on to the host and become and extension of the host or itself…either way it is freaky.
Oh, I am working on getting t-shirts of this and other characters from a cool dude out of Florida, Sad Monkey – Daniel Davidson (cool, real cool dude).
talk to ya later.
Man lets make it clear – SN makes comics that deal with life – real life. Yeah we are a Christian based comic company, and yeah our characters and comics are edgy, but our message is the same…period.
Back in 1996 I was struggling with something in my mind of the way that a comic should be for young people. These kids were stuck in the world of the S.O.S. (same old stuff): sex, drugs, anger, lust, greed, selfishness and – well, stuff that sounds just like today. But after watching the very bad movie – Prince of Egypt, I was compelled to create this thing.
So, to the Art Institute of Dallas I went, met some freaks who drew some of the original designs and here we are.
Over the years that I have struggled with bringing this thing to the public I have heard from Christian and non Christian stores that they are not sure where to put this. The Christian stores just don’t call me back, the secular stores just give me a letter and say something like…”man cool stuff you may do better in a Christian store!” Wow, talk about a loop of goofiness. Or, the coolest thing was, “man, go to Comic Con, your stuff is good enough to publish…”. Plus, some of my art that you will eventually see has been made from some industry freaks that I befriended along the way. But, here I am now figuring out ways to get this out to ya’ll (a little Texas drawl for ya).
Now, I am going to send stuff to key people and key groups to hand them free t-shirts for this new ‘rebirth’ if you want to call it. I think this way I can get stuff out to people and the name out as well bypassing the brick and mortar establishments. So I am going to try and do and a direct to consumer sales thingy ma gingy kind of strategy. That my friends is a total a business technical term and you can use that with my permission.
But that is news for – talk to yeah