Just a quick update as it's very late, and I'm deep in the trenches of Soldier Legacy #4 and the TPB. I have 1 page left to pencil of SL#4, then about 4-5 weeks to colour and finish the book. That's roughly a page a day. Going to be very tough.
Anyway,some Soldier Legacy love coming this week- firstly, John Retallick of 'The Comic Spot' blog and podcast posted some very kind words regarding the series.
"Paul Mason's Soldier Legacy - Very impressive and definitely Australian to it's core. Usually genre comics are not my thing but Soldier Legacy whilst inspired by action and adventure comics is not derivative. If this was next to a Phantom comic when i was sixteen i would have flipped my lid. It's full of action and I had fun reading it. Looking forward to more." -John Retallick, The Comic Spot.
Thank you for the kind words, John :D I get a huge buzz when someone comments on the series,particularly when I'm buried in work and wondering if anyone actually enjoys the books for what they are. So thanks again.
John also comments on some great books from Bruce Mutard, Chris Sequeira, Matt Emery, Bobby N, Tom Taylor just to name a few. Australian comic book goodness.
The other news came from good friend Jason Franks, creator of McBlack, Sixsmiths, and the editor of Black House Comic's Terra Magazine (http://www.terramagazine.com.au/), who was interviewed this week by Emmett O'Cuana from the international Comics news and reviews site Comic Booked.com about the upcoming Melbourne event 'Big Arse 2'. The event will be launching 15 titles, from heaps of Australian creators, and all Australian publications. Jason has three titles in the launch, more information can be found during the podcast here: http://www.comicbooked.com/comic-booked-podcast-preview-interview-with-jason-franks/ where Jason and Emmett briefly discuss the Soldier Legacy's appearance in the Youi TV commercial (which is still playing! Saw it on 7Mate during the recent Sunday night Rambo movies :D). The website also liked the Blach House Comic's article, and the Ad on YouTube (Thanks Emmett!)
Thank you for the plug too, Jason; I should start paying you as my one-man PR firm!
It's rare that I hear anything about the series outside of the Black House crew and the readers at the cons, and as much as I greatly appreciate it, I still value it greatly when a Podcast or Comic news blog acknowledges the work that I'm pushing out into the world. It happen's very rarely, but when it does, I'm very touched.