Monday, March 28, 2016
Savant scheduled in Dark Horse Presents
I thought I'd give a potted history of the comic strip 'Savant'. There is a point to it, which all going to plan, I should get to at the end, so fingers crossed.
Savant had been around for a while in various guises, but the definitive team of me (Jim Alexander) as writer, artist Will Pickering and colourist Fin Cramb came about officially when we met up in May 2012 at Kapow (London comics con organised by Mark Millar).
A year and a bit later, we launched a 24-page comic published by Planet Jimbot on Oct 2013 at the much missed Plan B in Glasgow.
Other publishers seemed to be showing an interest, but it was Dark Horse who finally came through. On May 2014 we received contracts to deliver the first Savant story, 48 pages in total.
We finished the story in Nov 2014, and since then, well, it had gone a bit quiet. But, our Dark Horse editor has been in touch. Savant will debut in the pages of Dark Horse Presents, on sale March 2017, running through DHP issues 32 to 37.
If there's a moral to all this it's that you'll get there eventually if you're talented enough and you work hard enough and you're willing to wait long enough - though not necessarily in that order!