A New Start
In the middle of last year (2018) I more or less cancelled the Shelby Bly Project and let the domain expire and the website was deleted. I cancelled the project because I had lost interest and it seemed like there wasn’t enough interest from other people for me to keep going. It is now January 2019 and I have changed my mind about the cancellation. I am going to pick up where I left off this time last year and continue creating the Shelby Bly Project graphic novel!
As for the current status of the project, I have finally found my handwritten Story Draft #4 and located the file for the incomplete typed Story Draft #5. Starting today, I will re-read my Draft #4 and Draft #5 and then pick up where I left off on writing Draft #5. Once Draft #5 is complete, I will print it out and then do some spot fixes as needed or, if it is truly in need of it, start writing a Draft #6. I’ll decide on the latter for sure once Draft #5 is completely finished being written. I may also ask one or two of my friends to read the story for me and let me know what they think of it and if anything needs to be rewritten or altered in any way. First I have to find a friend or two with the time to do so! Once the story drafts are all finished with, I will start work on the storyboards.
I have found all my old concept art from late 2017/early 2018 and have re-rendered them all. I posted the new renders here on this website. I will now fix what needs fixing on the current concepts and begin working on brand new concepts. I will concentrate on prop and location concept art now that most of the character concepts are finalized. (Finalized means that how they look in the current concept art is how they will look in the finished graphic novel.) Once I create any new concept art, I will add it to this website as long as it doesn’t include any story spoilers.
To reinvigorate interest in this project, I plan to create some new promotional artworks in the near future. I still need to look at my notebook of idea sketches to decide what to create. Once I do create new promo artworks, I will post them here on this website and others.
As for this website, I am still in the midst of working on it. The old website was deleted and although I have a backup file for it, I’m not sure how to restore it without the old domain name. That’s okay, as I have started over completely with this new website. I’ll continue adding new content to it as the project progresses. Please stay tuned for more! You can use the form box at the bottom right of this page to subscribe for website updates. Just enter your email address in the box and then click the subscribe button. You will then be notified via email whenever there is a new post. It’s the easiest way to keep up to date with the Shelby Bly Project!
That’s all for now. In summary, the Shelby Bly Project is fully back in pre-production! I’ll be posting more updates here as the project progresses. Thank you for following along! I still need all the help I can get with this project so, if you would be so kind, please check out the Donate page.