We're currently in the midst of a Kickstarter for FISK: The SUBSTITUTE. With 17 days to go, we're 96% funded. We greatly appreciate the kind support and enthusiasm we're getting from the comic-loving-community. If you haven't seen the KS page, here's the link.
My plan is to do a series of updates and info snacks about the project. What you're reading here represents the first such entry...
FISK started out as a one-shot called "SUBSTITUTE HERO". I wrote that script strictly to have fun and see if I had it within me to come up with a slam-bang action story. My pal (and amazing artist) Shawn Richison, was in the midst of working on the art for "Against The Wall". I showed him what I'd come up with...he dug it...and we were off to the races.
Collaboration is my favourite part of making comics. With Shawn and I now working as a team on the project, it became fully realized and three dimensional. Shawn came up with a great look for the character and the way he illustrated the action scenes really brought a lot of energy to the proceedings.
That first story could have been the end of FISK. Shawn and I waited for the right means of publishing the story, but the timing didn't seem quite right. We moved on to other projects, some together...some on our own...but we never forgot about Mr. Fisk and secret-agenty ways.
And then things got interesting...
An early design for the cover to the original one-shot version of FISK. Art by Shawn Richison.