IAN CROWE!

Hey fellow Surfer Bats!

Please support Surfer Bats artist Ian Crowe’s personal Kickstarter project! This art book kicks some serious ass and by backing the project it helps keep the Surfer Bats project afloat! Check it out:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/iancrowe/ovid
https://www.facebook.com/IanCroweArt

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Later good people,

Ryan Shepard

Creator of the Surfer Bats

SURFER BATS COSTUME CONTEST! – Winners Picked Halloween!

 

SURFER BATS COSTUME CONTEST!  

– WIN A FREE SURFER BATS HAT,T-SHIRT, COMIC BOOK, & MORE!

Calling all Surfer Bats!  We want to see your best Surfer Bats costume, whether you are Seth, Bastet, Horus, or all three!  You could even be the evil Dr. Sinclair!  Get creative, see what you can use around the house, see how cheap or how extravagant you can make it!

SUBMIT A PICTURE OR LINK TO A VIDEO OF YOUR AWESOME SURFER BATS COSTUME TO SoCalSurferBats@gmail.com

Winners will be selected on Halloween.

1st Place – FREE Surfer Bats T-Shirt, Hat,  and FREE print copy of Issue #1!

2nd Place – FREE Surfer Bats T-Shirt OR Hat and FREE print copy of Issue #1!

3rd Place – FREE Printed copy of the Comic Book Issue #1!

All other entries will get a pdf of Issue #1 of the Surfer Bats comic book PLUS a picture or video of their costume featured on the Surfer Bats blog!

If you just want to support the Surfer Bats, buy the comic book, or see what we’re all about, check out our Kickstarter campaign –>http://kck.st/OdAzYb

*If you have any questions or need reference material (theme song MP4, character art, etc)
contact us at SoCalSurferBats@gmail.com

SURFER BATS NEWS!! Tomorrow we FINALLY launch our 2nd Kickstarter campaign for ISSUE #1!

STAY TUNED!  Tomorrow, we will be launching our SECOND attempt at getting the first issue of Southern California Surfer Bats off the ground!

We will post a link tomorrow when it is finally approved.

THANKS FOR HANGING IN THERE!  We will get you the first issue soon!

SURFER BATS NEWZ!! Issue #1 Complete, first 7 page sneak preview NOW available. #SurferBats

The first issue of the RADICAL new comic book Southern California Surfer Bats is finally complete!  The first 7 pages are available for a free preview.

CHECK IT OUT!

8-Bit Surfer Bats Video Game: UPDATE!

Hey Dudes & Dudettes,

Just letting you know that the 8-Bit Surfer Bats Video Game is still under way!  We are new to game development and programming, but we have a great team working on this project.

I (Ryan Shepard: Creator and Writer for the Southern California Surfer Bats) am doing all the 8-Bit art, backgrounds, sprites, animated gifs, tiles, game design, etc.

My partner on this project, Mike Brister (super programmer, also from the theme park and entertainment world) is doing all the programming and combining my art and ideas into a radical retro video game with his voodoo magic code.

STAY TUNED FOR MORE UPDATES DUUUDES!

Change is inevitable…

DON’T FEAR CHANGE!

Life is dynamic go with the flow, otherwise you will get stuck in a rut.

COMIC ISSUE #1 CHANGES:

After the first 20 sheets have their first pass at the artwork complete (VERY SOON), we will reshuffle and evaluate the order, story, dialogue, and art to make sure they make sense and are the most engaging and exciting for the fans.  Already, we are going to have to re-order and tweak several sheets, but that’s really not bad after a single pass by the artist.  As we partner together on this project, every sheet becomes more and more spot on to what I envisioned in this wacky world.  Much props to my partner for this project and artist IAN CROWE.  He took on this project with me as a 50% partner on any comic he does, so I’m working hard and working the business end and pushing him to develop the best quality product that we can.

The major change is that I’m moving the Surfer Bats’ crash landing story line up to the beginning to establish that they are really the main characters.  In the original script I was getting too fancy with starting and stopping multiple story lines,  but I feel that Emmette (Dr. Sinclaire) was getting to much focus in the beginning, where it took away from the fact that the Surfer Bats (or their original alien form) are really the stars of the show.  Originally I though Slater was going to be the main character, but really he is the dude people can relate to that allow them to step (or fall into) the Surfer Bats’ world.