Just finished up a great discussion about THE WAY OF THE GUN with Scott Roche today (see video below).
Sure I was about 10 minutes late, but you know what they say: good things come to those who wait!
We talk about this new anthology project, some of my artistic background and motivations, the backstory of my WAY OF THE GUN illustration, and some of the folks involved in the project.
If you’re not familiar with the project, head on over to http://www.indiegogo.com/WayOfTheGun and check it out… and please, Please, PLEASE donate and back this project to make it a reality.
Here’s some thoughts on the project in Scott Roche’s own words:
Thanks to Jared Axelrod, I got an idea for setting and a brace of characters a few years ago and began writing a story. Imagine the gunslingers of the old west with an honor code similar to a samurai’s Bushido, the way of the warrior. These Martials and Rangers, along with the followers of the Clockworker – fabulous tinkerers and healers – are in conflict with an increasingly corrupt justice system lead by the Judges.
The short stories in this anthology will have all of the action and adventure that you’d expect from a Sunday matinee shoot’em up with a dash of philosophy and tension as ancient codes deal with an increasingly modern world.
In addition to my own story, this anthology will contain works by some of my favorite authors: Jake Bible, the mind behind Dead Mech and The Americans; Justin Macumber, author of the military sci-fi novel Haywire; Zach Ricks, editor of Flagship magazine and author of his own Weird Western series; Jared Axelrod, creator of the rich world behind Fables of the Flying City; and Doc Coleman podcaster and author of the steampunk series Crackle and Bang.
As an added bonus, here’s a glimpse of the illustration we talk about in the video.