Dude in Distress Teaser #4

12th Mar 2015, 7:01 AM
Dude in Distress Teaser #4
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EssayBee 12th Mar 2015, 7:01 AM
Here's the 4th teaser for Dude in Distress, giving you a look at the major superheroes of the story. In the first Episode (i.e., first issue), you'll only see Femme Fantastic, although a few others will be mentioned.

As for a start date for the comic . . . I'm still not sure yet, but it'll probably be bumped back to summer. Production has been more labor-intensive and time-consuming than I had expected, and I don't want Dude in Distress to interfere with Fusion, so I'm slowly working on Dude in Distress artwise (writing-wise, I'm well over halfway through scripting the second issue, so I have tons of material to do art for).

I will continue to do art teasers every month until I'm comfortably ready to launch.


Black Rose 12th Mar 2015, 8:12 AM
So would you give the writing chores to someone else if need be?

BTW-love the names for the heroes! :)
EssayBee 12th Mar 2015, 9:49 AM
Black Rose--Nah. Writing's my favorite part. I have scripting completed for the entire first episode of "Dude in Distress" (31 strips total) and have rough scripting for the first 20+ strips of the second episode (I'm assuming over halfway through), as well as an outline and some rough scripting for the third episode, and some notes on what'll probably be the 4th (and possibly final) episode.

The trick with "Dude in Distress" is I'm trying to keep it to a strip-based formula, even as it tells an on-going story. So each strip is 4-7 panels (usually 5-7 panels), where each ends on some sort of logical "punchline." (I put "punchline" in quotation marks because it's not always a gag or joke, but sometimes a cliffhanger, which is still a sort of punch to the reader.) It's been a fun, and sometimes challenging, way of writing.

Although it'll hopefully have a similarly fun vibe as Fusion, I want it to have a very different feel to it.
Black Rose 12th Mar 2015, 8:43 PM
Didn't you say that Dude in Distress will be adult oriented?
EssayBee 13th Mar 2015, 9:33 AM
Not exactly. I said it'd be a bit more mature (the characters are older and it's about a romantic relationship), and there are some raunchy bits, but nothing R-rated (at least that I know of). I'd list it as Teen-rated (instead of All-Ages, like Fusion).
Black Rose 14th Mar 2015, 8:27 AM
No chance of seeing the characters engaging in BDSM?
EssayBee 14th Mar 2015, 9:40 AM
There definitely are no Fifty Shades of Superheroes in this!
shastab24 12th Mar 2015, 1:57 PM
Ain't alliteration amazing?
EssayBee 12th Mar 2015, 2:05 PM
Sean Holland 12th Mar 2015, 5:04 PM
Looks like great fun! Come on Summer.
man in black 12th Mar 2015, 8:40 PM
man in black
Nice team
Black Rose 13th Mar 2015, 12:37 PM
Next Tuesday it's back to Fusion?
EssayBee 13th Mar 2015, 8:15 PM
Yep. Fusion updates every Tuesday; bonus updates are on Thursdays. Dude in Distress teasers will only be bonus updates and shouldn't ever replace a Fusion update (only be in addition to the regular Fusion update).