If you’ve been following my Facebook or Instagram you’ve probably noticed my recent sketches of my main characters from a new project I’m developing called Hard Corps Action Force. HCAF is being conceived as 130-ish page superhero comic set in a fictional all-LGBT city. The titular characters are a disparate team of heroes based out of a community center owned by a wealthy ex-superhero from the Stonewall era.
I personally do not think we need more superhero anything, but this is something that I’ve been developing for a very long time and I really want to put it out there. A lot of the characters and their conflicts are personifications of LGBT issues, there are heroes and villains that are gay, lesbian, heterosexual, trans, bisexual and their motivations range from personal, to religious, to political, you name it.
I’ve currently in the middle of writing the script, I want the writing to be reminiscent of comic books I read in the late 90’s-early 2000’s. I want the character designs to be something between the way I draw Abel Boddy and my favorite artists of that era. And I want there to be a heavy dose of LGBT history and culture weaved throughout the story.
I plan on releasing a great deal of the pages very close together, which means I’ll be drawing most of it before it’s ever released to the public. No lag time and rushing due to tight weekly deadlines. I think that is a smart way to do it considering I’ll be working on it and Abel Boddy simultaneously.
I’ve been posting about HCAF on my Patreon and plan on running the works-in-progress of the pages there on regular basis alongside early releases of the Abel Boddy strips. If you’re interested in reading more, check out my public posts here, here and here.