Check out my interview on the Creator Talks podcast!

Check out Christian Carnouche‘s appearance on one of our favourite podcasts –
Creator Talks:

Creator Talks Podcast – Christian Carnouche and The Resurrected

He and Christopher Calloway had a really fun chat about Christian’s comic #TheResurrected, the importance of an editor (yay for Erica Schultz ), comic book promotion, the research that went into writing an Indigenous-Australian protagonist & of course vintage Star Wars.

Massive thank you to all of the collaborators CrizamSalvatore Aiala & Erica on The Resurrected:)

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The logline of the story is:

“In a future where death is not always the end, a lonely yet resolute Aboriginal-Australian detective challenges the world’s most powerful corporation in a battle to save his people from almost certain extinction. If he is to succeed, he must re-discover his Indigenous roots while also finally learning to overcome the loss of his family who died in the techno-plague that ravished Australia five years earlier.”

The Resurrected comic touches on several philosophical themes that I feel particularly engaged with, including those linked to death and mortality, identity and the nature of freedom and responsibility. It also delves into social-political issues, most significantly the ongoing destructive effects that the centuries old invasion of Australia has had on the Indigenous population.

I’ve been lucky enough to have some of my Indigenous friends review my plot and script and some of the art.

I’m working alongside an extremely talented and experienced team, who have all worked for well-known comic book publishers – Crizam is the artist, Salvatore Aiala the colourist and Erica Schultz is the editor. We’ve just hooked a big name for the variant over but we’ll keep that a secret for the timebeing.

The first issue is complete and will be out in a few months. We will be self-publishing it and running a Kickstarter in mid-Feb as a way of streamlining pre-orders and pre-selling some merchandise. There will be PDF copies of issue one available in April and the print copy should be available in June. We’re already deep into issue two so that should arrive hot on the heels of the first issue.

Here are a few sneak peak panels to give you an idea of the art.

Thanks to all of my wonderful family and friends who have already been so supportive!

Thanks!
Christian

Another preview panel from The Resurrected comic

Here’s another beautiful preview panel from The Resurrected comic book series; this time of the protagonist Cain Duluth experiencing a contemplative moment in Nova Lucis.

Art by Crizam & Salvatore Aiala . Written by Christian Carnouche. Letters by Cardinal Rae. Edited by Erica Schultz.

Updates coming soon about our publication plans.

Another preview panel from The Resurrected comic book

Another preview panel from The Resurrected comic. Cain Duluth and his partner at the Special Division for the Resurrected, Akimi Ozaki, at a crime scene in Nova Lucis.

Art by Crizam & Salvatore Aiala . Written by Christian Carnouche. Letters by Cardinal Rae. Edited by Erica Schultz.

Updates coming soon about our publication plans.

Yindi Duluth – another preview panel

Here’s another preview panel of Yindi Duluth, the protagonist Cain’s 14 year old daughter. What role will she play in The Resurrected series? You’ll have to wait and see!

Art by Crizam and colours by Salvatore Aiala

What does a comic book writer do?

What exactly does a comic book writer do? I’ve been asked this question a bunch of times so I thought I would share a really brief example of the script that I wrote for Issue One of the The Resurrected. The sample attached is Page One, which is relatively quite a short page.

Every comic book writer is different, some provide the artist merely with some basic details and let them design the majority of the panel but others use their script to suggest panel size and shape, shot angles, colours etc etc. As you can see from my script sample, I’m probably somewhere in between. There’s no right or wrong way to go about it.

As a writer, we should also be describing what action is happening in the panel, what the characters are doing, saying and feeling, and what the environment is like.

The writer’s job also includes mapping the plot, character arcs and themes. Our entire series is already mapped out, with the help of my amazing editor Erica Schultz.

Page One was quite a difficult page both to write and draw, considering that we had to be historically accurate. We undertook loads of research and also ran the script and panel designs past Indigenous friends to make sure we weren’t misrepresenting their culture. I’ve already written an article about this process so I won’t go into it further:

http://carnoucheproductions.com/index.php/2017/04/26/comic-book-writing-experience-2-a-white-australian-creating-indigenous-characters/

Hope this helps you guys understand the writer’s role a little bit better.

Art by Crizam & Salvatore Aiala Studio. Written by Christian Carnouche. Letters by Cardinal Rae. Edited by Erica Schultz.

Introducing The Resurrected’s Akimi Ozaki!

Excited to introduce our third main character for our comic series The Resurrected. Check these link if you missed our last character introductions  –

Cain Duluth

Xander Calypse

Meet Akimi Ozaki, Cain’s 35-year-old easygoing Japanese-American partner at the Special Division for the Ressurected (SDR). Akimi was a detective at the LAPD before transferring to the UN city-state of Nova Lucis four years ago, not long after the 2032 techno-terrorist attack that rendered Australia inhospitable. Akimi is dedicated to the word of the law and in contrast to her technophobe partner Cain, she has embraced the massive leaps in nanotechnology that have improved her chances of catching crooks. Although Cain’s intensity often annoys her, Akimi has his back, no matter what the situation.

 

 

 

Introducing The Resurrected’s Xander Calypse!

We’re finally introducing another main character for our comic series The Resurrected. Check this link if you missed the introduction of our protagonist – Cain Duluth

Meet Xander Calypse, the enigmatic CEO of the all-powerful Drexler Nanotech Corporation (DNC), the company responsible for creating the now banned resurrection serum and for developing the weaponised nanobots that obliterated the Australian population in 2032. Although DNC has been heavily criticised for its reckless development of certain technologies, it was also responsible for designing the nano-technologies that eliminated disease, famine and pollution.

Xander is intensely driven and has little empathy for others. He would do absolutely anything to achieve his goals, but what does a man who is wealthy beyond belief still desire?

Introducing Cain Duluth: The Resurrected’s Protagonist

This is a huge moment for us – the first time that we will publicly name the protagonist for our comic book series The Resurrected. In fact it’s the first time any character will be named. Drum roll please……..The protagonist’s name is…..Cain Duluth! 

So who the hell is this good looking dude and what is he doing in our story? The year is 2037 and Cain Duluth, a 39 year old Aboriginal-Australian detective, is one of the world’s last surviving Australians after the population was obliterated during a terrorist attack in 2032. Struggling to rebuild his life after his wife and daughter were killed in the attack, Cain works for the Special Division for the Resurrected (SDR) on the man-made island of Nova Lucis; the newly relocated United Nations just off the east coast of the United States. The SDR’s goal is to pursue and permanently detain ‘Rezzies’ (individuals who have been resurrected from the prohibited resurrection serum). Although Cain would do anything to get his family back, he is against the resurrection serum and similar nano-technologies that he believes were responsible for the destruction of of his homeland.

Thanks to Crizam Zamora for the beautiful pencils and inks and Salvatore Aiala for the wonderful colours. Check in here soon for more previews!

 

 

 

 

From pencils to colours: The Resurrected artistic process

We finally have the chance to reveal some art process shots for our comic book series ‘The Resurrected,‘ pencilled and inked by artist Crizam Zamora, coloured by Salvatore Aiala and written by myself, Christian Carnouche.

Check out our logline if you want to know what the series is all about:

Logline

We’ve isolated one panel to illustrate the process from the very first pencil outlines (which are quite detailed compared to what a lot of other artists provide for their outlines), to the inking – where these outlines are fleshed out, and finally to the colours. This panel won’t be complete until the dialogue/narration bubbles are added by our letterer.

It is quite common in comics that changes are made during the artistic process, as you can see with this panel. In the pencilled page, the imprisoned Indigenous are standing in front of some trees, while – for the sake of clarifying the story’s chronology, we decided to replace this background in the inked page with a prison.

I know I’m a little biased but I’m absolutely stoked with the magic Criz and Sal have weaved into this panel, and the rest of the story for that matter.