Wes Locher Launches INNOVATION

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innovationToday a brand new digital comic experiment is launching that you should know about. The first story of Wes Locher’s INNOVATION has debuted online. Locher, who writes the crime-fiction miniseries Chambers for Arcana Studio as well as the recently Kickstarted Unit 44 (which we featured on a previous installment of Kickstar the Art), has created a new sci-fi world. The focus of the series is the mysterious R.D.S.L. Corporation, who is “innovating the world…whether we want them to or not.

The series is published online in issues featuring 4-5 page short stories in black and white that standalone yet connect and build on the world Locher has created. Throughout November a new story will be launched every week, each one showing off the talents of different artists. New and upcoming artists lend their talents to a short until the entire issue is completed at the end of the month. Every installment will be available online to read at any time.

I was lucky enough to get a look at several of the stories written by Locher, and they’re all equally impressive. I was able to preview stories featuring art from Ken Perry, Mike Hatfield, Damon Threet, and Stan Chou. INNOVATION is a great playground to try something different and present something unique while still offering up some pretty great stories. The continuous world building over the course of the different stories is one of the best aspects of the book. You also get a sample platter of some great artists you’ll probably be hearing a lot more about soon. If you want to check it out for yourself, you can go to the website by clicking here. Below you can see the press release with a few words from Locher about the new venture. What do you think about the ideas behind INNOVATION?

Indie writer Wes Locher has launched his new ongoing sci-fi comic series, Innovation. The free comic follows the questionable ethics of the R.D.S.L. Corporation as they innovate your world…whether you want them to or not.

The first issue will bring new short stories weekly to the website www.innovationcomic.com for the entire month of November. The artistic lineup for the inaugural issue includes Ken Perry, Mike Hatfield, Damon Threet and Stan Chou.

“Things have changed in the digital landscape,” said Locher. “There are new tools for storytellers and sometimes you have to get…shall we say…innovative.”

Storylines set up over the course of November will continue on in future issues and Locher is seeking artists to contribute 4-6 page black and white stories to keep the series going. He encourages both established and up-and-coming artists to send links to their portfolios for consideration.

“I’ve always wanted to write an ongoing series,” said Locher. “Contributing artists will keep the story going, have a lot of fun, and it’s a great promotional opportunity for everyone involved.”

The first issue of Innovation debuted at the New York Comic Con as a free giveaway and now Locher is unleashing his tale online.

Locher is the writer of the crime-fiction miniseries Chambers for Arcana Studios and the recently-Kickstarted sci-fi/comedy comic, Unit 44.

Artists interested in getting involved can visit the website for more information.

 

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