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Promo cover for next issue of Empyrean Command! We're far from finished!Empyrean Command #1 promo cover mock up by AWRowland
Empyrean Command #0 has gone live on IndyPlanet! The first printed comic featuring this team with a rotating cast can now be purchased in digital and/or print copies. Two illustrated stories, PLUS a history of the Empyrean Command from its very first days as a dA project! Cover art by :iconjoeydes: , interior pencils by :iconawrowland: , inks by :iconinker-guy: and :iconmrfishlee: , colors by :icontriblurr: , graphics and lettering by :iconursamagnus: , Editorial proofing by :icongwdill: and characters by a host of talented creators! I'm pretty proud of this book!
Holy Frijoles it's been a long time since I've written anything!!

Thanks. I just had to get that off my chest.

So anyway, the Empyrean Command. Those of you who've read past entries have a pretty good idea what it's all about and those of you who've watched my page evolve have either witnessed or aided its evolution. Now it's kind of evolved out of my hands and that has not been without growing pains. Earlier this year, I did a bunch of art which was colored and had graphics added by :iconursamagnus: trumpeting that 2018 was the year to "Take Command". Only shortly thereafter the whole project began to fall apart.

There's an old saying: Too many cooks spoil the broth.

That kind of applies to what happened with the EC team. We tried to write the first issue of the comic as a group writing exercise and as it turns out... several of us have very different story telling styles. A first issue AND a second issue got written...or at least plotted, but the experience was probably not as satisfying as anyone had hoped. Needless to say, that story has been laying fallow and neglected for months.

In the meantime several of us have been involved with other things. :iconadmiral-lilwall: has been fleshing out his comic universe. :iconursamagnus: , along with :iconmidnightowl07: and :iconbsdigitalq: have their characters featured in upcoming books, which is awesome. :iconcaptain-unity: got engaged, which is incredibly awesome and I kind of puttered about dabbling with a few things, but the whole Empyrean Command thing was nagging at me. Not wanting to fail to deliver on the promise of an issue, but also not wanting to just steamroll my collaborative partners, I decided I would try to repackage and publish some stuff that had already been done. So, with the permission of all the creators involved and with the assistance of a dynamic team of talented people, some very amateur stuff is now being re-done up to a professional level. There will indeed be an Empyrean Command comic out this year. The creative team is as follows:
:iconawrowland: Plots & Pencils
:iconursamagnus: Script, Letters & Graphic Design
:iconinker-guy: & :iconmrfishlee: Inks/Finishing Art
:icontriblurr: Colors

Characters used with consent, by :iconlurch-jr: , :iconmidnightowl07: , :iconkenfusion45: , :iconursamagnus: , :iconsirreddo: , :icongwdill: , :iconuncannyx-factor: , :iconpanaceatheanti-venom: , :iconmiss-jadis: , :iconrobenix: , :iconcaptain-unity: :iconbsdigitalq: and me.

There might even be some surprise splash page/promo art included.

It's still about four months until it will be available, if everything proceeds as planned. Still, I'm feeling considerably less aimless now that it looks like I'll be able to salvage my promise. Fingers crossed.

Now you all know as much as I do. Thanks for reading.

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Andrew W. Rowland
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United States
I prefer the term Illustrator to Artist, 'cause I'm not really creative enough to be an artist. I'm also self-taught, so any art-fails are mine to claim.

Life long comic fan, but my contrarian nature pits me against the popular characters. I like D-listers, obscure characters and OC's dammit!

Contrarian (see above). If it's popular, I probably hate it.

Equestrian.

Dog lover.

Amateur drinker. Professional curmudgeon.

And If I'm "Watching" you on DA, it isn't because I'm hoping you'll reciprocate. I watch who I want to and expect everyone else to do the same. IF that happens to include me...groovy.

That's it! That's all there is to me. Exciting right?

Oh, and you can follow me on facebook at www.facebook.com/AWattsRowland

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MetalHarbinger084 Featured By Owner May 19, 2019
Happy birthday
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Happy Birthday!
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WOLFBLADE111 Featured By Owner May 19, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday. :D :cake:
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!
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AvalonPublications Featured By Owner May 19, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Birthday Andrew!
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Happy birthday.
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Sansomon Featured By Owner May 19, 2019  Student Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday !
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Thanks Andrew
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