Well, Dragon Arms series 3 is on the schedule! We are talking about the length of the series right now. I should have some images for you all in a couple of days. Something featuring a dragon. Yes, I hope that's not a huge spoiler for anyone. Right now, as the editors see it, the big problem is whether the market will support this series. The numbers haven't been great for me, and I've been doing other work since last year. There's no guarantee the sale will be good. I'd love to get the word out there and make people aware of the book. I tend to think that promotion, awareness, and fan interaction are my (and A.P.'s) worst areas. If you have ideas let me know! I really do want this series to do at least as well as the previous two, and in this market that isn't a simple task. I know there is a market for fantasy, and for manga, it's just connecting w/ the right people.
I have plenty of ideas that I want to get to, and having this book do well for Antarctic would mean a lot. We need books that sell, and they don't seem to have much confidence in me right now, on any level. If Dragon Arms never returns after this, I want to at least end it at a proper stopping point. I know the market for manga isn't as robust as it was a few years ago, but it wasn't that strong when I started Dragon Arms and the numbers were really good. Every Con I go to, someone asks when
Dragon Arms is coming back, so I'm certain interest is still there, only time will tell.
In other news, Steamcraft is in the works. You can check the gallery for some pages I've uploaded. It's a lot of fun, I haven't had much of a chance to do a horror related title. Zombies don't count unless done right, which I don't feel I've done. I'm starting to get a better handle on the steampunk aspects of the book, but that will be up to the reader to decide.
I've a couple of titles I want to pitch, like Kawaii Demon. Maybe I'll ask for feedback once I have something more concrete.
I'll update with more thoughts later!
Thanks for reading.
Edit: In reference to the series title; it's actually Dragon Arms: Weapons of War. I probably should have just called it that in the original post. Thanks!