I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the summer. Hopefully, you still have some vacation time coming your way this August. We all need a break when we can manage it. As for me I have a few exciting things to share with you!
The first is that the progress for my next graphic novel is coming along quite well. I was able to finalize the script last month which was a huge milestone…(writing can be a bit time consuming for me). Not only was I able to finish the script, but I have transitioned to creating the storyboard for each page too.
Sketching the storyboard is always fun, because we will get a better idea of what will be on each page. Originally, I wanted the book to be roughly around 84 pages long. I am only five pages into the script and I have already storyboarded 90 pages. That being said, I would estimate that the finished book will be around 100-120 pages long. As of writing this I hope to finish the sketch drawings later tonight. Soon, we will be ready to draw the actual pages of the Graphic novel…YAAY!!
In other news, Red Bella has been selected to participate in the 2016 Italian Day Parade in San Francisco! The event takes place on October 9th. Our Entry will be a 1995 Alfa 164Q. For the un-initiated, the 164 “Quadrifoglio” was a powerful four door sedan and was also the last Alfa Romeo model sold new in the United States during the 90’s. Our particular model is fresh from the shop with a new timing belt, tensioner, and water pump. We are ready to roll!
I’ll be posting about the entire experience from event preparation to the parade itself. If you’re in SF that day, come by and show your support! We’d really appreciate it!
Lastly, I am happy to announce the start of our Red Bella promotions. I thought it would be a great idea to help spread the word about our graphic novels, and to give a something back to the people who mention Red Bella to their friends. The rules of the contest are pretty straightforward. They involve “liking” our Red Bella Facebook page and sharing it with three friends. The winner will be chosen at random, and each month there’ll be a different prize. For this month, the prize is a set of Rockford Car Audio Speakers. Keep checking back with us to see what we will give away next!
Have a wonderful month, and enjoy these last glorious, hopefully productive days before we get catapulted into fall, faster than we can imagine.