Lady Sabre and the Pirates of the Ineffable Aether!
Boy, are you guys in for something.
Many of you may not know, but I was inspired to do Cura online by Greg Rucka, a man who has been very kindly retweeting Cura regularly and supporting the comic. He gave me the courage. Long before Cura even existed, he was talking about several very awesome personal projects. American Soldier. Lady Sabre. When I heard he was considering doing an online comic, I overcame my misgivings and fear of failure and did it, because really, if professionals and people that we aspire to be like are doing it, then it all seems possible. Probable. Beautiful. That’s an amazing debt I owe the man, because Cura has been my most successful creative endeavor to date.
It goes to show that the rising tide of professionals doing independent work will lift us all. We’ll have more stories with beginnings, middles, and ends, with characters we can care about. This is how it’s done, folks. Get in on the ground floor and support it.
I look around and see people I admire trying to do this webcomic thing and succeeding despite the risks, and that wasn’t so common before, which inspires us all to better work. And there are risks – financial, mental, time – and yet still, big names keep stepping forward to take the risk. Warren Ellis with Freak Angels. Eric Trautmann and Brandon Jerwa with Wide Awake. And now Lady Sabre, from Greg Rucka and Rick Burchett.
It would be improper not to give credit where credit is due, and Cura is not Cura without Greg, so please, go to this comic and visit regularly, and support it with purchases. The man writes one hell of a story, and you’d be a fool not to enjoy it along with me. Show him and every other creator out there that if they put their faith in their own creations, it will be rewarded. Grab one of the posters while they’re still around. I did! Support this stuff, folks, and you won’t have to see everything rebooted every three weeks. You’ll have stories and characters you can care about and carry with you.
What’s better than that?