Tuesday, December 1, 2009

"Kara Bocek" and the Pulp December

Black Beetle: Kara Bocek!
Hello Pulp friends :)

So let's get this December started, shall we? :D
Planning to bring the PULP/NOIR back to Pulp Sunday after the Horror October
and SciFi November. That means also more Black Beetle tales! :)

We left Black Beetle in his free-fall from an 18 story building in the prologue of "NO WAY OUT", remember? Well, as mentioned that story has developed to be a 6 issue mini and you will be able to see what happen next hopefully in 2010 (really pushing things around to make the mini hit the stores next year).

Kara Bocek: Elsa Vogel
Meanwhile, since I can't keep BB away from Pulp SUnday, I decided to do a short web-tale of our beloved hero. "KARA BOCEK" will be set a few years before "NO WAY OUT" and will introduce some of the elements that will be part of the BB bigger arcs later. The change of settings is not just temporal but also geographical as we are now in Constantinople (today's Istanbul), Turkey and not in Colt City.
Expect Casablanca vibes in this ;)

Kara Bocek: Constantinople
Just worked on this "lobby card" (inspired by a pulp movie ;)) and the couple of concepts you see in this post (introducing Elsa Vogel) and now I need to layout the whole story in
the next few days so I can have Sunday strips going on Pulp Sunday for the
whole month.
Hope you guys dig the poster & the concept and will be on board for this ride. And please, let me hear from you because if it's just me and BB it's half fun :)


All images © 2009 Francesco Francavilla.
BLACK BEETLE & COLT CITY created by, ™ and © 2009 Francesco Francavilla


Evan "Doc" Shaner said...

Great teaser Francesco, looking forward to seeing the rest of the story. Also really interested in the talk of this "No Way Out" miniseries next year.

Craig Zablo said...

December looks to be shaping up nicely!!

Pulp Tone said...

Love it. Didn't see that this was going to be a series. I'll be there.

Kyle Latino said...

Wow, you are such an inspiration to me. You just keep... um... awesoming up the internet. Really happy about what you are teasing here.

Dave_Flora said...

I'll second that awesome-ing comment! You're an inspiration, my friend. I'll be looking forward to more Black Beetle wherever I can find him!

Francesco Francavilla said...

Thank you so much, Evan, Craig, Anthony, Kyle, and Dave, you guys have no idea how happy it makes me to see you all as excited as I am about Black Beetle :D

Yes, "NO WAY OUT" (which will see BB dealing with Colt City's organized crime underground) has been plotted in a 6 issue mini that promises to be a rollercoaster of twists and thrills (or I sure hope so ;)). I have interest by some publishers and I am trying to get as much done of it so it can be picked up and scheduled sometime in 2010. Needless to say I will keep you all updated on that. Meanwhile I hope you enjoy this little story I am cooking for the web :)


JAKE said...

I really like the look of those lobby cards. Great work.

Brian said...

Looks like Christmas is going to be a little early this year.

Thanks, Francesco, really looking forward to reading this.

Francesco Francavilla said...

Jake: Thank you! I may be able to slip a little print of it in a certain package ;)
Brian: thank you so much, glad to help you all in getting in a nice (and PULP) Xmas spirit :D