Indie Comics Underground had the chance to talk with comic creator Chimera about his new project - Testament - Now funding on Indiegogo
Your new comic Testament is currently funding on Indiegogo. For those who haven't seen it, What is Testament?
Testament is a science fantasy series focusing on a swordsman named Karl von Magnusson. Karl is on a quest for revenge against his region's King for the murder of the clan of warriors who raised Karl. Along the way, Karl learns about his lineage and the powers that he inherits.
What inspired you to create Testament?
Having an IP that is long running and contains all my favorite genre was primarily the reason I created Testament. There was an arc in SOS where they are in the post apocalypse fighting mutants, giant cockroaches, and norse gods from another planet. I thought that was a good idea for a series.
Initially Testament was a Conan parody with the main character being Stefan. I scrapped that for the most part. Although in this series, Karl has a barbarian ancestor named Stefan. In 2017, I started finding classics like Vampire Hunter D, Akira, etc so I used those for inspiration. I was amazed by the creator of Vampire Hunter D, Hideyuki Kikuchi, who managed to have several genres such as western, dark fantasy, post apocalypse, science fiction without feeling overdone.
How far along is the project?
The main book has 42 out of 52 pages penciled and inked. We have 20 pages colored. I had the first page of the ashcan preview done just to test out a new colorist but I will be sticking with Marcos Martin.
Also, regarding SOS, Is there anything you can tell us about the future of that series?
A few days ago I told Canales we would start in September of 2021 and try to finish by early next year. Volume 3 of SOS is 54 pages and fully edited. I would like to have the book completed and a proof copy ready before I launch the campaign. After Volume 3 that's pretty much the series I wanted to do. Although, I have plenty of side stories I have written since high school and college. So I would probably have a collection of short stories by various artists in the future.
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Follow Chimera on Twitter: @ChimeratheHutt