Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Wrap-Up Wednesday - 2/28/18

First off, let me say I haven't made any progress on the book's release besides figuring out a pricing strategy and taking a look at formatting the ebook. 

I had originally planned on releasing the ebook and PoD version with some supplemental material in the back - those pesky production bibles.  I've decided now that I'll release the ebook without them and a few months from now, when I've figured out how to format the book for print on demand, I'll include them there.  I don't want to delay the book more than it already is just because I haven't drawn up the different titles and insignias.  So that'll be a bonus for people willing to pay a little extra to have a physical copy of the book.  Sounds decent, right?

Besides that, I've been thinking more about the future of Old School Evil and I started thinking about the different generations of cartoons.  And I think I can really expand on the idea of villains and their legacies from different eras.  I've broken them down into decades - the original Old School Evil story, with Jayce and Max and all the cartoons I've made up for it covers the 80s and into the 90s.  You're looking at teams for colorful heroes and villains fighting against each other - only the 90s had a lot more anthropomorphized characters, like the Ninja Turtles and all of the cartoons that followed in their wake.  Biker Mice from Mars, etc.

So, what villains came before them?  It was pretty obvious - the villains were primarily people that dressed up in stupid costumes and tried scaring people away from treasures. You know, like Old Man Withers.  So I've been looking at the bad guys from Scooby-Doo and all their clones - Speed Buggy, Jabberjaw, Goober and the Ghost Chasers, shows I've come to call Mascot Mysteries.

I've got some ideas floating around my head on how to introduce those costumed crooks into the Old School Evil universe, and I've been spending the last week coming up with all sorts of ideas.  Just like with the cartoons I came up with for the original trilogy, I've been building ideas for shows and I've got a couple really good ones that I think would fit in really well with Scooby and his ilk.

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