Now, Specimen13 really starts the year with a bang.
After so many eventful weeks and some nice reviews of the Echosystem EP (HERE’s one in german), it’s now time to tell you about the first Specimen13 Metal Box. It has been available for a little while now, but we never got around talking about it in this blog.
The Echosystem Special Edition Metal Box package features:
- Signed (by both Mart & Denis) copy of the ECHOSYSTEM CD in a special Metal Box
- A signed, limited edition mini print of an illustration by Denis done exclusively for this release
- A newly designed insert with new artwork
- A special download code for an exclusive demo track not found on the CD
- All this limited to 50 numbered copies
It can be ordered exclusively from the Specimen13 shop where you’ll find more details about this very limited offer.
IN OTHER NEWS
As I have said in an earlier post, I’m hard at work on the Specimen13 graphic novel; the scenario taking most of my time these days. That’s the reason you don’t see that many sketches and drawings on this blog so far (HERE are a few). The final look has yet to be defined and not many sketches are worthy of being posted in my opinion.
Here’s one anyway.
On another front, I’m having discussions with people about ways to make a video adaptation. That’s one reason why properly defining the style is so important; it has to stay coherent and its different adaptations have to be produced at reasonable cost. We are independents after all (i.e., funds are close to non-existent!).
Our independence from labels is what makes it possible to offer special releases such as the Metal Box, but it also explains why the pace is so slow. Not having the staff from a label to help us promote the CD and set up different deals for merchandize, web and distribution means we have to put the time and effort ourselves. Everything has to be put together from the ground up.
It also means we can’t rely on advance funds that would help us put together a release simultaneously spread on different media fronts. My regular comic book work is financing the whole of the S13 project, but I have to focus on things piecemeal. If eventually one aspect of the project becomes profitable (one can dream), we hope to have it pull the rest along with it. Like a caterpillar walking.
We hope you’ll stick around.