Hi, fellow cyberpunks. It's Daniel Velez, co-creator of Red: A Cyberpunk Fairytale. It’s a been a while, and I wanted to give an update on Red. My creative partner Sean Stephens and I are redoubling our efforts to spread the word about the graphic novel (available here) as we prepare promos and fun other stuff. Now, we're moving into the blogosphere!
The comic book industry is a wild place so we’ve made a newfound commitment going forward to remind ourselves of our creative inspirations to energize us going forward. I happen to find inspiration from my creative influences. Here are a few that are personal to me.
80s & 90s action anime:
Japanese animation that's action packed, solidly written, and not for the faint of heart. Sounds pretty rad, right? Well, back in the early days getting your hands on anime as was an underground journey type deal.
You'd either have to know a guy from school willing dub two hours on a VHS tape or find some hip neighborhood video store in your area. Eventually Blockbuster, Suncoast and other video chains would get the hint and supply the goods, for the most part.