In the next few hours, customers of Issue 02 will notice a change on the cover of their digital comic books. A temporary cover page was created to replace the traditional cover page that normally embraces the front of the books created by the author-creator of the series. Over five illustrators around the world were chosen create the cover over the span of four months but no submissions were made. In the meantime, the author has quickly substituted a cover that illustrates his concept of what the cover should have looked like.
Although the level of skill in the cover art is much lower than the quality of the actual comic images, it should be noted that this is only a concept and artists all over the world are more than welcomed to contribute a complete and permanent version to replace the substitute. If you are an illustrator interested in contributing cover art, please contact Marcus by clicking here.
Just in time for the holidays! The standard edition of Yscariot: Sphere of Light is now available for purchase at the low price of $7.99!! In additional to having access to the entire original first novel, the eBook will come with readability and corrective updates whenever necessary.
You can order the novel from the link below! Happy Holidays from Team X’el!
The Special Edition eBook will retain its price of $14.99 but it has been revised with an Epilogue Verse AND a bonus verse from the upcoming second novel!
You can now purchase Yscariot: Sphere of Light at the contributors price and get a first look at the story before the paperback edition becomes available on GooglePlay! If you are using a Kindle, then you can download from Amazon as well. To be listed as a contributor, simply send an email with your receipt attached (you can block off all personal information except for the first name and initial of your last name) before September 18th.
The word count for Yscariot: Sphere of Light is now 73,137 before reaching the 23rd verse in the editing process. There are currently SEVEN verses left until the first editing process for Yscariot is complete.
TRIVIA: The attack done by Yscariot to Dreas was a favorite move first demonstrated in Tekken 3 by the character, Hwoarang from around the time the move was inspired a year before the story’s conception.
I am beginning to discover that editing is perhaps the hardest part of writing a book. The story is also looking more like a story. For that, I wouldn’t have to feel too embarrassed with my writing. The most awesome thing actually is reaching 70,000 words in the manuscript! That’s over four to five thousand words from its first completion!
In celebration of the 18th anniversary of the conception of Yscariot, I am personally revealing the artwork of a character to appear and star in the second chapter in the Yscariot storyline.
She will appear as the antagonist in the second book. What her motives are as far as wanting to kill Yscariot will be a mystery, but until then, we will have to first find out what leads to these events after finishing the first chapter! Stay tuned and thank you for following! Don’t stop supporting my project!
Advertising the biggest preview to Yscariot: Sphere of Light was kind of slow with the big move to another city last year and the push to have the novel completed in early 2016. Other things like travel and writing breaks also prevented me from advertising. However, an attempt to advertise occurred for a 2-day only period, and about 1000 more downloads for the “Zeta Preview” of Yscariot™ were recorded through the website alone!
A major thank you to the people who took the time to visit the site and make 19/30 chapters a part of their digital library! If you haven’t yet done so, visit the DOWNLOADS page to get a free preview today!
Very little activity was done during the Winter and Spring seasons in terms of editing. With several changes happening in Korea, returning to the USA to visit family and friends, and recharging that motivation to get back into writing, it was only a matter of time that I would get back to the story.
While on that break, I was able to come up with ways to strengthen my story and a new idea for another story was born! I will reveal it sometime soon as it was only conceived while on a trip to Shenyang-Beijing (China). To add, I was accepted into Shanghai University’s Master’s Program. Yes, I need a break from traditional work so that I can focus more on myself and my own personal goals. Yscariot being one of them.
Here is an update on Yscariot™: Sphere of Light (novel manuscript):
Courier New, 12pt, Double Spaced
311 Pages (17 edited)
30+ Promises to buy (though I haven’t campaigned much, I hope others will bring more people in).
A limited First Edition (completed First Draft) of my first Heroic-Fantasy novel, Yscariot: Sphere of Light will be released on the basis that One Hundred (100) “Promises to Contribute” have been made by the end of the month. These “Promises” are made by contributors, supporters, and readers in the form of family and friends in order to expedite the process of getting the story out there. Promises means that you WILL contribute the given amount
However, anyone can contribute and have a piece of history! (Hey, the first releases of Harry Potter books are worth thousands of dollars a piece now!) In order to make a promise to contribute, please send a message directly to my (the author) E-mail address. Details of the book and promotion are as follows:
$25 donation per book.
Immortalized names as contributor to Team X’el‘s Hall of Heroes.
Complete original story include with improved full-text format.
Contributors will be credited in the book.
$50 donation per book will include a special item.
(more info to come)
Please note: There will NOT be a “Kickstarter” or other funding site available for the time being (I no longer have an American checking account, nor can I afford to pay any extra fees for the sake of shipping and handling).