The Challenge of Nancy Duncan

One of the challenges of writing Sunnyville Stories lies in one of the characters and that is Nancy Duncan, Rusty’s mother.  I have talked about her before but there’s more to Nancy.

Nancy seems to have a love-or-hate reaction with readers.  I’ve had a few people tell me they like Nancy and at least one reader claimed to have the hots for her!  Others though don’t like her because of her bad temper and how she bullies her son.

Nancy is a challenge for me when writing the script.  It’s not unlike one of my influences Charles Schulz when writing for Lucy Van Pelt of Peanuts – he openly admitted he enjoyed writing the character but grew to hate her.

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Sunnyville Volume 1 Hits Number 1 On Kindle!

Ladies and gentlemen, I have late breaking news that I just learned of today!

I went to check on copies of Sunnyville Stories over on Amazon where it is sold in both paperback and Amazon Kindle format.

Sunnyville Stories Volume 1 is presently ranked #1 in Kindle graphic novels in the “everyday life” category!!

Sunnyville Volume 1 Kindle edition #1 ranking

Sunnyville Stories Volume 1, Kindle edition, #1 ranking on 7/22/2016

This alternative comics title and its loyal cast of Rusty Duncan, Samantha Macgregor, etc. is actually beating out all other titles in that category, including manga and foreign titles.

Amazon rankings are always changing and this probably will eventually be altered in the near future.  But the fact that Sunnyville Stories Volume 1 for Kindle actually reached a number 1 ranking is nothing to sneeze at.  This is what the TV Tropes would call “a crowning moment of awesome”.

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Sunnyville Stories #13, Pages 5-6

Welcome back, Sunnyville fans and everyone else out there.  Picking up from where we left off last time, Rusty retreats upstairs into Sam’s room with Sam and her little brother Jason.   Continue reading

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Looking ahead to Sunnyville Number 15

Greetings, readers.  I have some announcements for today.

First off, the Sunnyville Stories mailing list officially launched and we had our first posting so be sure to sign up for it if you haven’t already.  The signup forms are also on this blog (and hard to miss).

As of now, I’m looking ahead to Sunnyville Stories #15 titled “May Be A Price To Pay”.  This will be the third story that is named for a song by the Alan Parsons Project (the other two being “Don’t Answer Me” and “Games People Play”).  The main concept of this episode is that a game show is involved.   Continue reading

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Sunnyville Stories #13, Pages 3-4

Picking up from where we left off before, Rusty gives a witty retort to his mother’s question.   Continue reading

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Join the Sunnyville Stories mailing list

Your attention please!  Now up and running is the official Sunnyville Stories mailing list.  Powered by the nice people at Mailchimp, this is a mailing list that will see material sent out to you on Fridays.  Be sure to sign up for it today!

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Announcements for July 9, 2016

We have quite a few things to cover today.  First, I’m continuing to familiarize myself with Kickstarter – there’ll be a formal announcement about my second Sunnyville Storis Kickstarter made on Saturday, August 6.  Speaking of Kickstarter, I want to call your attention to a pair of comics projects on there.

The first is Home #3 by Black Magic Wolf Productions.  They are very close to their goal and have about two weeks left to go to reach their US$2,500 goal.  So please give what you can today and make sure you spread the word!   Continue reading

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Home #3 Kickstarter – Fund It!

I found another comics Kickstarter online which I heard about through the grapevine.

Be sure to donate to Home #3 today – they are very close to their goal!

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Sunnyville Stories #13, Pages 1-2

Ladies and gentlemen, as I said, I’ll be serializing Sunnyville Stories #13 and #14 here on the blog just like I did with #1.  While I know it’s up already on DeviantArt, I’d like to disseminate my work even more.  This will also be important for my planned Kickstarter.  But enough about that.  On with the show!   Continue reading

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Why My Kickstarter Failed

After watching videos on Kickstarter, reading articles on crowdfunding and signing on with crowdfunding discussion forums, I started writing notes in a notebook to learn everything I could.

However, this was not enough.  I needed to take a look at the first Kickstarter than I ran two years ago, review it and understand why I failed based on everything I’ve learned.  It is my aim to learn from these mistakes and also share with everyone out there what I learn.  Nobody else should make these same mistakes.

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