Sunday, April 13, 2014

Why Headspace?

Almost 4 years a go a group of aspiring comic writers were called to arms by one man.  That man was Ryan K. Lindsay.  Just over a year and a half ago Ryan left the site to focus on his comic writing career.  Since then he has released a whole heap of shorts, edited and wrote in a book of essays on Daredevil and even been hired to write a My Little Pony book on Rainbow Dash (amongst many other things).

Then last year a pitch of his was picked up by Monkey Brain comics.  That pitch was HEADSPACE.  The basic outline of this is:

The inhabitants of Carpenter Cove discover their strange town is actually a construct in the mind of a killer. Shane, the sheriff, wants to get back to his real life but one dark connection between him and the killer is going to make him rethink everything. 
For a series that has the ability to mess with reality (and does so) it remains firmly grounded.  It messes with your mind as well as following its own linear path of storytelling.  And it is captivating stuff.

Oh - and I did forget to mention that another former Thought Balloon writer, Dan Hill is the editor of HEADSPACE AND writes the back up matter each issue.

For that reason we are celebrating HEADSPACE this week at Thought Balloons.   Not only is it an excellent book, but it shows that if you work hard enough, and want it enough your dreams are attainable.

Go pick up HEADSPACE here - only 99 cents.

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