This morning, before I left for work, my three year old son joined me in the living room. It was early, and he was still drowsy from his nights sleep.
I sat holding him, enjoying this oh so brief moment together. I talked with him, explaining that I miss him, and that I go to work knowing that I'd rather be with him. I told him how much I loved him and how amazing he was to me.
He sat smiling in my arms for a while, before I scooped him up and put him in bed with my still-sleeping wife, who he curled up with as I left for work.
When I started the Hero Code Kickstarter campaign, I had discovered that my job of three years had gone away. I work in the film industry, and so I'm used to barren periods. However the first issue was nearly complete, and the series was self funded. I wanted to keep the momentum going. The question was never 'will the book be released' but rather 'how' and 'when'?
I've since started a new job. Shorter, less pay, more hours, but work all the same.
I've been incredibly lucky to have such a great team join me on the book. I truly believe that the series is going to be something special.
The campaign still has some time left to run... Mere days, but regardless of the outcome, it will be released.
We live in a time when publishing an independent comic is more readily available to creators.
Thank you to all those who have contributed so far, it means a great deal to have had your support.
If the campaign proves successful, issue one will be finished and made ready to print as soon as possible.
If not, the book will be finished and made available through other means.
Hero Code will be published, the story will be told.