|INNER STRUGGLES| PART I

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I’ve been writing for almost 10 years now, i started taking it more seriously in the last 18 months when i began writing comics. When you publish a book it’s out there forever, the ink is dry, you can’t make any changes. For my self with dyslexia this is very, very daunting.


I was always just above average at school never really excelling in a specific area. I always enjoyed writing short stories in english class. Yet teachers never picked up on the dyslexia. I know my writing isn’t perfect or grammer for a matter of fact. But i don’t let dyslexia hold me back no matter how hard it gets. I could proof read the same text a million times and look perfect to me, yet theres grammer errors here, there and everywhere. Heck there’s probably some in here too.


I’ll never forget publishing my second book [Ghost Island #2] for the wrong reason. It was my first time lettering a comic, if you’re not familiar this is where all the graphics, speech bubbles and text go inside. It could take up to an hour/ 2 hours per page to complete and this was a 38 page book! I was also trying to get it finished for a big comic con in London, bad idea..


After multiple sleepless nights and stress whether I was going to finish lettering the book in time I finally finished it in time. i’d done it! Woo, the relief I was going to go down to London and be able to launch my second book in the biggest city in the U.K. I was so excited, until the books arrived..


Several boxes containing up to 500 issues of Ghost Island #2 had arrived and i was so eager to see them and have them in my hands after hours, days, weeks, months going in to the production side. As i opened the book i flicked through with excitement until i spotted something. A spelling mistake. Now this may sound stupid but after so much work had gone into it and would soon be in peoples hands not only at conventions but backers from Kickstarter, i was absolutely crushed.  I’m all about quality & perfection and delivering the best to people who part with their hard earned money and i’d felt like i’d let not only myself down but also the people supporting me.


It’s a constant frustration, although there’s no cure i can put things in place to help myself and prevent further instances.  Now i get a proofreader to go over all of my works. But I cannot obviously have a proofreader get me through daily life tasks, life goes on.


Lifes not going to wait for me to catch up. All i can do is try, improve and try again until i’m better than i was the day before.

The Hardest Decision

 

Hey there! So yesterday I made the decision to cancel our latest Kickstarter campaign for Ghost Island #3. Why? We had 9 days left to raise £1,300  and there comes a point when you have to be honest with not only yourself the creator but with the loyal people supporting you, that this isn't working.  Rather than waste any time and begin mourning, I decided with a very heavy heart to cancel the campaign and begin rebuilding and prepping for a relaunch.

Why did it fail?



Following on from the very successful campaign of Folktales of the Cryptids I was quietly confident that we could use the momentum of that in to this campaign. We had an amazing launch  week but it soon became clear that the funding goal size is just too large for Ghost Island.Moving forward We're now going to reduce the number of pages per issue of Ghost Island from 44 to 22 which is going to help massively in reducing costs, while it means i've had to restructure the story a little but it does mean issues will now be out faster.Relaunch date We'll be relaunching Ghost Island #3 tomorrow 11.05.18 at 10 A.M. with more streamlined rewards and an add on menu where you can customise your own bundle of previous issues.

Speak Soon

Joseph Oliveira

AfterLight Comics

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Folktales Of The Cryptids Now On Sale!

Available to buy through our Store Here

A collection of 4 short horror tales each centred around a Cryptid legend. Featuring THE CHUPACABRA, THE MOTHMAN AND MORE. [30 Pages]

"it's Fantastic Beasts as written by George A. Romero"- Frisson Comics

"FolkTales of the Cryptids hits with a blend of real world scares and supernatural terror. It's chilling and pulls no punches." - Horrortalk

 Available to buy through our Store  Here

Available to buy through our Store Here

NEW COMIC ANNOUNCEMENT

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WE'RE VERY EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE OUR LATEST COMIC.
FOLKTALES OF THE CRYPTIDS IS A GRAPHIC NOVEL FEATURING A COLLECTION OF FOUR SHORT HORROR TALES EACH BASED ON AN INDIVIDUAL CRYPTID.

NOT FAMILIAR WITH WHAT A CRYPTID IS?
WELL YOU'VE PROBABLY HEARD OF LOCH NESS? BIG FOOT? THESE ARE CRYPTIDS. ANIMALS WHICH ARE COMMONLY NOT BELIEVED TO EXIST, BUT ACTUALLY MAY....

WE HOPE YOU CAN JOIN US IN SUPPORTING OUR NEW PROJECT ON KICKSTARTER COME 13.02.18.

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WRITTEN BY JOSEPH OLIVEIRA. PUBLISHED BY @AFTERLIGHTCOMICS
LAUNCHING ON KICKSTARTER 13.02.18

🎉🎉WE DID IT🎉🎉

Thanks to all your support our 3rd book and Brand new series 2084: The New Order has been funded on Kickstarter! This was the first comic script Joseph Oliveira [AfterLight Comics founder] wrote almost 10 years ago about the issues most personal to him. Poverty, injustice, mass controlled media and the increasing division of the Rich and Poor. We're hoping to have this new book finished for March 2018.

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OUR 3RD BOOK LAUNCH VIA KICKSTARTER

2084: The New Order is our 3rd publication and we were succesfully funded in just under a week. So let us tell you some more about it. Its a 50 page full colour graphic novel about dystopian vision of a future Britain inspired by George Orwell's 1984.

On may 5th 2064 London fell victim to one of the largest terrorist attacks ever committed. Britain’s borders have been closed for over 20 years in an attempt to reduce terrorism. Resources are running low due to lack of imports. In an already overpopulated country actions by an authoritarian led state must be taken against the poorest.

It's still Live on Kickstarter as we speak so grab your copy today!

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