Hello Shifters fans. I think I’ve made you wait long enough with a nebulous idea of when or even if Shifters will return. Its been hard, and its been long, and I’ve even actually bled (and have scars) to make things right so this could continue. And now, I reward your patience. I reveal to you “The Plan”.
First, I’m ready to give you all a solid date when things will resume.
June 6, 2011
There will be some new splash art and a site design refresh forthcoming as we head towards the faithful day for the return to the world of Shade City. I’m currently only planning for a once a week schedule as I will be still updating Brymstone at the same time and its pretty friggen hard to do two comics at once. But I’ve got a lot of other things swishing about in my head too in terms of goodies and awesomeness, so there’s lots to look forward to. I’m also hopefully going to get some IRL and online help.
Here’s where you guys all come in.
Over the years, I’ve taken a lot of flack and abuse for Shifters. I need your help to erase all the bad energy/feelings out and replace it with positive enthusiasm. When you guys are excited, I get excited. When I get excited, I produce more art, which of course translates into more stuff like comic pages and wallpapers. Right now I need a bit of a cheering squad and a group of fans who can help me stay on track. People who I can bounce ideas around with, give me some good feedback when I need it, who are going to be as dedicated to getting Shifters back as I am, not just for themselves, but for everyone who’s ever loved Shifters for the last decade.
And in exchange for YOUR efforts keeping my ass motivated, I’m going to give you something very special. Not only personal access to me, but also early access to the new site and the new material. You’ll get a chance to see stuff before anyone else, because I want your feedback, I NEED your feedback. I don’t want just “Yes men” either, I want people who LOVE shifters, but who can also be objective. This is going to be a very exclusive group, but I think is going to be WELL worth it. If you can bring some skills to me as well, that also gives you an edge. If you can offer something to help me out (say programing/web skills, promotional skills, merchandising/business skills, art skills, etc) Even better, because the more I can focus and help I can get, the quicker and better things will be.
So here’s how this is going to work.
Much like in the Comic, I’m going to create a ‘Circle’. There are 12 seats on the circle. So there will be twelve people selected from the contest I’m about to announce here.
To be eligible to participate, you must do the following:
1) You must be registered on the site AND the forums. Please make sure you register with the same username. I haven’t yet figured out how to join them, so you have to register for both.
2) You must post an introduction to yourself on the forums.
3) Post in the contest forum, in the correct thread a post detailing the following:
- How you found Shifters and how long you’ve been a fan
- What Shifters means to you and how much you love it
- Why you want to help bring it back
- What you would do to help me stay on track
- What you would do to help the community at large
- Why would you make the best choice for a seat at the Circle
I will read through the entries, and select members for the Circle who will be contacted via the forum and email. Further instructions will be given at that time.
If you win I will need to get an AIM account from you, so please make sure you have one, or are willing to get one. Also please make sure you register with a legitimate email address so I can get a hold of you if you win.
The contest will only run until MARCH 11! So make sure you get your entry done!
Further details are available in the contest thread in the forums.