Embracing the Future: The Artistic Journey of BattleRaven


"Some people don't like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster."~Elon Musk

"Look, technology is another word for tool. There was a time when nails were high-tech. There was a time when people had to be told how to use a telephone. We got past that. Technology is just a tool. People use tools to improve their lives."~Tom Clancy, Author (From "Vonnegut and Clancy on Technology". Interview with Sarah Schafer, www.inc.com. December 15, 1995)

Greetings, 'Raven maniacs! (catchy, huh?)

A recent comment on our campaign brought up an important and thought-provoking question about the artistic process behind BattleRaven, specifically regarding the use of digital and AI-assisted art versus traditional methods. This presents a wonderful opportunity to share more about our creative approach and vision for BattleRaven.

The Digital and AI Artistic Approach:

In the realm of comic book creation, the choice of artistic medium plays a pivotal role in how the story comes to life. For BattleRaven, especially for our inaugural issue, we are venturing into the realms of digital and AI-assisted art. This decision is rooted in several key factors:

1. Efficiency and Timeliness:

In today's fast-paced world, bringing ideas to fruition swiftly is often essential. Digital and AI art mediums allow us to expedite the creative process, ensuring that BattleRaven reaches you, the readers, without unnecessary delays.

2. Uncompromised Quality:

Quality is paramount in storytelling and visual representation. Rest assured, despite the speed, the artistry will not be compromised. Each frame, character, and scene will undergo meticulous crafting and review. Only artwork that meets our high standards and that I, personally, would admire and enjoy will make it to the final cut.

3. Resource Optimization:

Given the resources currently available to us, digital and AI art provide the most effective means to realize the world of BattleRaven. This approach allows for dynamic storytelling, vibrant visuals, and a modern touch that aligns with our vision.

The Future of Art in BattleRaven:

While our initial journey begins in the digital realm, the artistic future of BattleRaven remains open and fluid. The comic book world thrives on diverse artistic expressions, and we are excited about the potential of exploring various mediums, including traditional methods, in our future editions.

Addressing Collectibility:

We understand and share the enthusiasm for collectible original art pieces. Although the initial digital approach doesn't yield traditional ink-and-paper originals, we are dedicated to creating unique and valuable collectibles. This includes limited edition prints, special NFTs reflecting key moments and characters, and other exclusive items designed to be cherished by collectors.

The Physical Realm:

Looking ahead, we are excited about the prospect of releasing hardcopy versions of BattleRaven #0. These will be available in both magazine and hardcover editions, extending the reach of BattleRaven beyond the avid comic book reader to the general public. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to explore the captivating world of BattleRaven.

Closing Thoughts:

The journey of creating BattleRaven is a blend of artistic decisions, balancing modern technology with traditional storytelling charm. Each step we take is with the aim of delivering a compelling and visually stunning experience to our readers.

I thank you for your continued support and interest in BattleRaven. It's your enthusiasm and engagement that fuels this adventure. Stay tuned for more updates, insights, and behind-the-scenes glimpses into the making of BattleRaven.

"Heart in the past, feet planted firmly in the present, eyes to the future!"

With respect and gratitude,

David O'Mara

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