May 22nd, 2015
June 2nd, 2015
June 20th, 2015
July 28th, 2015
Oct 17th, 2016
June 2nd, 2015.
Guess who's back and ready to continue this MYTH thing?
The break that really wasn't supposed to be a break, wound up lasting for 5 years. And while I wouldn't change a single thing -- I am *incredibly* grateful to be here and back in my creative saddle again.
So, what exactly is happening with MYTH now?
For starters, I am officially picking up the story where I last left off at the end of Book 2, Act II "Answers." The time off has given me the chance to redefine a few details with how I tell the story. I want MYTH to have greater momentum, with regard to update frequency. To do so I'm sharing smaller stories with the beginning of Book 3, Act III, appropriately called "Changes." The smaller stories will lend to more consistent and greater update from now on, especially since I've switched to creating the work entirely digital. The MYTH series will also dial back in it's explicit sexual content (not in it's nudity or strong suggestive visuals, however). There were a few important reasons for this decision (which I'll explain further in the Spilled Love blog update) -- my primary intention is to draw in greater readership and interest to MYTH overall.
So, welcome to my corner of the creative landscape. I have many things in store here at Rated-Z Studios -- beyond even MYTH. I hope you'll stick around to enjoy what's to come.
Act III, "Changes," Begins!
March 3rd, 2015.
In a word: YAY!
It has been nearly 5 years since I've last creatively expressed/shared MYTH with the public, and I am happy to be donning my creative cap once again.
I'll be moving full-speed ahead in the coming weeks and months ahead. With the onset of Act III, Changes rolling out, I feel like I've finally hit my creative stride as an artist and writer of this series. I am so proud of my latest work and evolution as a visual entertainer and story-teller. I've got lots of things to be excited about with both the story and the newly refurbished website.
Unlike Acts I and II of MYTH -- Act III, is being broken up into parts to better fulfill the new direction I'm taking the series. Telling smaller stories let's me create a steady flow of content consistently. There will be a total of 4 (possibly 5) parts to this latest Act overall (not including the Spilled Love vignettes).
Lots of wonderful things to look forward to beyond the regular MYTH series; the newly formated CAST section to further introduce the characters, and even a LORE section to expound on the worlds that encompass MYTH, the Spilled Love series and this is only the beginning...
For now, there is a 3-page preview available for your viewing pleasure of the latest Arc of MYTH! And a Kickstarter effort to fund the pre-order to get this book in your hands!
June 20th, 2015.
MYTH: Spilled Love
It's an answer to a "dilemma" that I'd been having as I've been unfolding the MYTH series; unbridled, erotic content.
As I've been illustrating MYTH over time, I found myself sometimes getting lost in the more explicit content that has been expressed so far. Unfortunately, a lot of that content was edited out of the main story, as I felt it distracted from the experience I was trying to convey and balance in my storytelling.
MYTH was always a sort of "love letter" to the ever-popular HEAVY METAL MAGAZINE.
I'd always been a fan of its amalgamated origins and seamless blend of fantasy, science fiction and erotic overtures -- albeit, predominantly heterosexual ones.
MYTH was my way of interjecting the parts I felt were missing -- that included experiences that *I* (and others) could relate to and relish. I wanted to paint the picture that is MYTH in broader, more inclusive strokes.
Spilled Love, was my answer to sharing ALL parts of the MYTH story unfettered. Spilled Love will be expressed in sensual, erotic vignettes -- smaller stories -- but still in continuity with the MYTH series overall. Stories that are either continuations of things already happening in the main story, and other off-panel intimacies that the Voyeur in me craves to bring to light.
MYTH: Spilled Love is MYTH between consenting adults -- without limits.
Jon Macy's MYTH
July 28th, 2015.
The beautifully rendered vision of V'Riel was created by friend and fellow creative colleague, Jon Macy (a la Fearful Hunter & Teleny and Camille)!
I'm honored beyond words, that he took the time and care to create this image for me to share with the rest of you. And I've heard on good authority that other artists will be sharing their own imaginings of characters from the MYTH series in the near future.
You can check out this image in full, unadulterated glory, HERE.
While the Kickstarter for my latest book didn't quite reach it's goal, I do have a few more ideas on how I can further promote and gather funding toward that end. As I'm still juggling many other things outside of MYTH, the long-term plan is to get back to creating on a more frequent and permanent basis. So, look for a PATREON account towards this end in the very near future.
Some of the good that did occur through my Kickstarter effort? More attention to my MYTH project overall, especially over in the UK -- in the last two weeks alone e-book sales have been wonderfully steady--so a big, heartfelt thank you, UK readers!
(P.S. Everything in the shop is 15% off the regular pricing--I'm encouraging everyone to purchase at least an ebook or two!) ;-)
This will be a week of more updates so definitely stay tuned for more--and more importantly, thank you for reading!
MYTH #3, Finally!
Oct 17th, 2016.
It's here! It's finally here! LOL!
I've been sitting on this finished book for much longer than I'd anticipated, but I'm glad to finally share this with you all for digital consumption.
While my Kickstarter efforts couldn't make room for publishing this issue in print form, I am quite pleased to continue to share my creative efforts in various digital formats.
There is a lot of new art, I've yet to share. Striving to establish some pattern of creative consistancy amid sustaining myself through other creative endeavors has been no easy feat. While I'm committed to this project, I'm not entirely clear what MYTH's future is going to be as of yet.
I know what I'd like to continue to happen, but I suppose time, readership and interest will tell me all I need to know eventually.
For now, I will continue to bring you art and continued evolution and involvement on my part. There is a 5-page preview available for your viewing pleasure here on this site if you're curious!
Thanks for reading. :)