INKTOBER #4 and #5 - Line in the Sand

Published on 2018-10-05

One of the questions I've been asked a lot since completing work on Triumviratus is "WHAT'S NEXT?" It's a question I'm asking myself too. 

So I thought that, for the rest of October, I'd post a few images from potential projects, all hand-drawn by me (using reference). This will get my head back in  the game, and will also give me a small stack of original art I can  bundle up as a reward for my next Kickstarter launch. 

Feel free to weigh in over the course of the month  if one or more of these projects really gets you fired up. All opinions  will be taken into consideration! 

Without further ado, here's today's potential future project... and this one's a double header, because I'm tabling at a convention tomorrow, and probably won't get a chance to upload.


Line in the Sand is a branching digital graphic novel... or it might be a video game. I'm not really sure what form it'll end up taking. 

What I do know is that part of this project, a proof of concept sample called The Ties That Bind, is this month's featured project for backers at the $3/$7 tier. 


Line in the Sand is an epic science fiction tale, a  branching story that tracks reader choices and makes appropriate changes  to the outcome of the story. The story is split into four ‘chapters’,  all interwoven and interlinking, and each one focusing on a different  character.

Line in the Sand will use dozens of variables to track  reader responses to questions and will use those responses to alter  future events in conversations. Some of these differences may be as  subtle as one slightly changed line of dialogue, and others may change  the entire direction of the story.

Some variables will be binary, and others cumulative over the course  of the story, with events triggered at certain value thresholds.

Chapter Two, entitled The Ties That Bind, focuses on Mila Greene, a freelance pilot and hired hand who is famous  for burying her feelings deep. Her family will come under threat, and  she will be forced to work as a double agent, navigating a safe path  between the treacherous Senate and the dangerous Padakans. One misstep will spell disaster… for her, and her family. 

Mila Greene.
Mila Greene.
And Mila's chief antagonist, the corrupt and dangerous Solomon Ford.
And Mila's chief antagonist, the corrupt and dangerous Solomon Ford.