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Can You Guess What’s Going On?

Our brand new SF series, Time Warriors, is about to launch!

Check out this exclusive preview of the first two pages: Can you guess what’s going on? 

Art: Juan Manuel Almirón

Time Warriors #1, Page #1

Time Warriors #1, Page #1

Time Warriors #2, Page #2

Time Warriors #2, Page #2

What do you think is happening?

Leave your guesses in the comments below!

Let’s Fall in Love: Meet Rodrigo

We’ve got the Time Warriors series coming soon!

Let’s continue to meet the team and fall in love!

Meet Rodrigo. 

Here is how the script describes him:

RODRIGO. M. 19. South American. Brown in color. Muscular. Full of testosterone. Wants to fight. Loves to fight. Wants to chase women. Has a big male ego.

Here is his concept art:

Rodrigo

Rodrigo

Art by: Juan Manuel Almirón

Let’s Fall in Love: Meet Alexei

Our new Time Warriors series is coming soon.

Let’s meet the team!

Today We Meet Alexei. 

From the script:

ALEXEI: M. 19. Of Russian descent. He’s 19, but he’s an old war horse. He is a soldier in his bones. He drinks like a soldier, smokes like a soldier, and does not let anything affect him too much, like an old soldier. He does not get excited from war but will be the best soldier he can be. All his family, for generations, have been soldiers.

Here’s the original concept art for Alexei:

Alexei Concept Art

Alexei Concept Art

Alexei Sketch

Alexei getting ready for something big

Art: Juan Manuel Almirón

Calling All Comic Book Clubs!

Howdy Comic Book Clubs!

Are you in a comic book club? Do you know anyone in a comic book club? Then this post is for you!

New Worlds Comics would like to be in touch directly with the readers. This is the time to do it, as we are now shifting from being solely a digital comic book company to creating trade paperbacks of our comic books.

First out is Goof (see the cover and the reviews below), which has been resoundingly hailed as “hilarious” and “laugh-out-loud funny” across the board. The Goof TPB has Goof #1-#4 as well as some cool original artist concept art.

If you’re a comic book club, we’d love to send you the Goof TPB directly.

We'd love to send this to you

We’d love to send this to you

What Is Goof About?

Goof is a lighthearted slapstick comedy about the goofiest superhero in the world.

Meet Nick Knickerbocker, an awkward guy who is chosen by aliens to be Earth’s protector and only superhero. He has graduated from being a goof to a super goof. He can’t stop bumping into things, doing things the wrong way, or even saving cats from trees without killing them. Since his powers don’t work on his family, his older sister still beats him up, usually in front of camera. The media makes fun of him. And then one day… he falls in love… then messes everything up.

This is not a comic book about fighting. This is a comic book about Nick’s personal life and how hard (and hilarious) it is when you’re the clumsiest superhero anyone has ever seen.

 

No Risk

You don’t know Goof, I know that. You don’t have to take a risk. If you’re not sure, we’ll love to email you a free PDF copy of Goof #4 (a stand alone) so you can share with your group and see if you’d like to collectively order a few TPB’s for your club.

 

As Cheap as Possible

We want as many people as possible to enjoy this wonderful comedy.

So we will send it to you as cheaply as we can. You decide how many copies you want. The price will be at the cost stores buy it from us (cheaper than store price, obviously), and we will charge you nothing for shipping.

Interested? Email us here.

Check out the reviews on the back cover:

Check out the reviews

Check out the reviews

 

Nudity as Social Commentary in Our Comics

In the upcoming two months, we’re going to do something we’ve never done before. Two different titles just happen to have female nudity in them, where before there was no nudity in our titles.

Let’s have a grown-up discussion about that.

In my previous post, I talked about the empowering use of nudity in the upcoming title Time Warriors #1. This time, let’s talk about Wynter #4 and use it to take a wider look at the do’s and don’ts of nudity as art in comics.

 

How Nudity Shouldn’t Be Used

Here’s a list what nudity shouldn’t be.

  • Nudity shouldn’t be used for titillation in a story that’s meant to be honest. When a writer uses nudity because s/he knows it’ll bring more readers rather than because it fits the story, the story is less honest. Wynter is being FedEx-ed from my gut to yours. Considerations of popularity shouldn’t interfere with that.
  • Nudity shouldn’t be used to give an unrealistic view of the human body. Girls shouldn’t be made to feel bad because they don’t have unrealistic bodies. Boys shouldn’t learn to expect unrealistic bodies in girls. And vice versa.
  • Nudity shouldn’t be used in a way that steals the show. Nudity is such a focus taker that it’s hard to put anything before it or after it that won’t be forgotten. You have to be able to tame its effects and limit them or they’ll take over your story.
  • Nudity shouldn’t be used to cheapen our perception of the body. It’s so easy to go from “Whoa” to “Been there, seen that,” to “Borrring. How can we take that to the next step”. That last statement there is a slippery slope, and many teenagers can easily fall into an emotional place that cheapens the human body.

 

How Nudity Should Be Used

When you’re trying to empower people or, at the very least, not disempower or cheapen them, these are the various uses of nudity:

  • Make nudity empowering. Have you seen the film The Full Monty? If not, watch it now, I’ll wait. It doesn’t have full frontal nudity, but it’s the ideal movie on the subject. You can’t watch it without at the end feeling good about your body. That’s a great use of showing skin!
  • Use nudity to teach people something about themselves. In a TV show I’d written a long time ago (it did not get produced) I used the horror genre and nudity to show to the men in the audience that there’s a beast inside them all. I showed nudity in a titillating way only when the bad guys did something bad to the women. So whenever you, the man watching this, felt titillated and wanted what you were seeing, you were identifying with the animal part of the bad guy. So hopefully you would have realized that there is something of that beast in you.
  • Use nudity as social commentary. Case in point: Wynter #4. Our series, Wynter, shows us what the logical future of apps, iPhones, internet, and social media takes us, for good or bad. One example: Google Glass is just the beginning. In the future, we’ll all be recording everything all the time, from our eyes, and we’ll be able to post it immediately. So how often do you think pictures of nude or half nude girls/women will be posted on the web without them even knowing about it? That happens to our heroine in Wynter #4. And when it does, you don’t feel titillated, you feel violated. Because you’ve already identified with Liz Wynter, our heroine, and you know what a violation that is for her.

Here’s part of it:

Violated

Violated

 

Why Are We Having This Conversation?

I want to have a grown-up conversation about this.

I want you to have a look behind the curtain of New Worlds Comics.

I want you to know how seriously I take every decision and direction made by New Worlds Comics, and how deeply we consider things.

I want you to learn who we are, deep in our DNA.

And now I want to learn who you are. What do you think?

How to Make Nudity in Comics Empowering

Through a coincidence, two of our upcoming comic books, Time Warriors #1 and Wynter #4, have short scenes of female nudity in them.

Since New Worlds Comics is about giving girls and women stories and characters that empower them (as well as about giving boys and men stories those types of characters and plots) – I thought I’d talk to you about this.

So this post, and the next few ones, will explore this subject.

Let’s start with Time Warriors #1.

 

Why Is There Nudity in Time Warriors #1

Without spoiling the story, many of the characters in Time Warriors #1 get a chance to do whatever they want and then reverse time and take it back. Once they take it back, no one knows it ever happened except them. They retain the memory of the event, and no one else does.

One of the characters, Allison, is super shy. You know the type. What she chooses to do in those few hours is to walk naked in the street. She then gets to take it back – it never happened, except in her memory – and see what it felt like.

For that (and for another reason I won’t spoil) she needs to be seen naked in two of the pages in a series that is not at all about nudity, but about exploring yourself and who you are.

Sketch for Time Warriors #1, page 6

Sketch for Time Warriors #1, page 6

 

How to Make Nudity Empowering

First of all, the story has to be truthful. It has to be about real feeling and real emotions. Check out the sketch for this situation above. You can’t help but feel what she feels, and identify with her emotions.

It’s not about being titillating, it’s about being emotionally truthful, and being with the character and about the character’s emotional state.

So many comic books today draw female bodies to titillate. They give their females huge breasts, unrealistic bodies, and make them walk around half naked, quarter naked, eighth naked, and even one-sixteenth naked.

It translates to cash, after all. Young teens (and older, sure,) will be drawn to these and it will certainly increase sales.

The bad side of this is that it raises unrealistic expectations on the boys’ sides and it raises bad feelings on the girls’ sides because they can’t live up to those standards.

 

Realistic Bodies

Truth in story and emotion is one criteria. The second criteria is realistic bodies.

Here are the instructions I gave the artist before he drew the concept art:

 

“In New Worlds Comics I’m really trying to stay away from unrealistic bodies of both men and women. I’m trying to stay away from things that make teenagers, male and female, feel bad about themselves. So I don’t do the big breasts, which are very popular today, or the perfect, unrealistic women bodies. Not everyone is thin, not everyone has perfect proportions, and everyone has realistic breasts of different sizes. And in males I want to stay away from the unrealistically muscular men, the kind that you can only get if you work out many hours a day. Again, people need to be realistic, so that our audience can look at it and identify rather than feel bad. “

Here is the concept art he sent. As you can see, all the bodies are realistic. All the bodies are truthul. And Allison is naked in the concept art (something I’ve never seen before) because the artist, Juan Manuel Almirón, wanted to prove to me that he will remain true to real bodies and not draw bodies the way they are drawn.

And prove it he did.

Time Warriors concept art

Time Warriors concept art

Time Warriors concept art

Time Warriors concept art

Time Warriors concept art

Time Warriors concept art

See? Only realistic breasts, realistic bodies (for both the male and the female characters). That’s what we’re about.

 

Comic books should grow the hell up and talk to people honestly!

 

Now it’s your turn. What do you think about nudity or female bodies in comics?

 

Did you enjoy this article? Check out the second article in the series: Nudity as Social Commentary in Our Comics.

A New Series Is Coming!

Ready to fall in love with new chracters? A new series is coming.

We’re not going to tell you what it is yet. We’re not going to tell you who’s in it and what’s it about. We’re not even going to tell you its name…

For now, here are original concept art of some of the main characters. Can you guess who you’ll fall in love with?

Meet the team!

Meet the team!

Artist: Juan Manuel Almirón

Wynter Wiki: App – Subversive

The Wynter wiki continues.

App: Subversive

The mysterious app ‘Subversive’ is hacktech created by an unknown agency. Its mission seems to be either to bring about the downfall of the government or to prevent it. It has access to intimate knowledge of all citizens of the galaxy. The app uses this knowledge on subversive people and subversive groups to reliably predict the effect of said people or groups years into the future: Will the subversives infect more people, more planets, or not?

The Subversive app was brought to our attention after Shane Tucker stole it from a passerby and shared it with Liz Wynter.

The Subversive app

The Subversive app

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Wynter Is Hot: Yet Another Fantastic Review!

The Florida Geek Scene just published an amazing review of Wynter #3.

Here are some of the things they said:

“Graphically, Aron Elekes puts many books from major publishers to shame.”

“Story-wise it blows its contemporaries out of the water.”

“Wynter is among the finest books this comic book reviewer has read in a very, very long time.”

You always knew Wynter was that good, right? Here’s your chance to tell your friends. Tell them them there’s a special deal for them.

Wynter #3 Cover

Wynter #3 Cover

 

How I Wrote the Wynter TV Pilot Script

So you’re all reading Wynter, the comic book series.

Well, it’s time for a different perspective. As part of certain dealings with a Hollywood production company, I entrusted with the task of writing the first version of the Wynter TV pilot and to plan the series’ first season.

To write Wynter as a TV show, after and while still writing the comic book series, demanded a serious change in the way I looked at Wynter.

While every comic book has 22-23 pages, a TV episode has 45-50 minutes. The depth you can cover in TV is so much greater. You have to deal with more plots, greater depth of character, more background, more details, and more twists.

In planning the first season, I added more characters, different plot twists, a cliffhanger for the first season that I would never do in the comic book, and, oh, yes, – I planned a completely different ending to the series than the comic book.

Want a glimpse of the changes? Compare the issues you’ve read to the events in the pilot script. Below you’ll find the first two pages that include a brand new character. (And if you’ve read the series, it’ll mess with your head.)

The rest of the script is now being serialized in the New Worlds Comics Twitter account. A new page is posted every day. And when it’s all done and published, I may erase all script pages. So enjoy it while it’s there.

For now, here’s me messing with your heads:

Wynter TV Pilot Script, Page #1

Wynter TV Pilot Script, Page #1

Wynter TV Pilot Script, Page #2

Wynter TV Pilot Script, Page #2