Shane Lochlann Black

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My name is Shane Lochlann Black. I'm a full-time science fiction and fantasy author. 

I'm writing a series called LadyStar about a team of teenage girls who discover the powers of a collection of magical weapons. I've been developing these stories for some time, and I believe they will make a great animated series someday. Today, I have five books published which you can find on the Official LadyStar Site.

I've done comics, but they don't have music. I've done novels, but they don't have illustrations or animation. I've even done an audiocast, but without visuals, the story can't live up to its potential. If I put my studio to work drawing or animating the characters, it's too expensive.

My vision is art, animation, music, sound effects, voices and story in one package, and published where someone can actually see it. Now if all that sounds familiar to you it should. What I'm building here is an animated TV series! I don't have the horsepower or the man hours to render full animation yet, but I think I've found a compromise solution with pre-built 3D models.  

I'm producing a new kind of video. It's a combination of a comic and an audiobook I call a "picturecast." Each episode combines full color illustration with my narration of the story. Each picturecast "season" is a series of episodes that comprise a complete book in my LadyStar fantasy adventure series.  The first season is Fury of the Venom Legion, which was first presented as a webcomic in 2008.

If you support the Battlefire Action Picturecast through Patreon, you get to be one of our producers. Our goal here is to work towards full animation. In the future, when we have the infrastructure to do a fully animated series, you might even get your name in the credits of a real television show!

As an aside, this isn't by any stretch the first time I've been to this rodeo. Ever heard of Card Captor Sakura? I had a chance to meet the president of Mad House, the company that animated that show, and his company offered to animate LadyStar many years ago for an amount I couldn't afford at the time. It was a great honor to meet him and his team in Century City during that year's MIPCOM convention. 

The illustrations in the LadyStar Picturecast are made with a 3D modeling program. The funding I get from Patreon helps me acquire new models and sets, more powerful rendering machines and pays for my software subscriptions. It also helps me set aside enough time for story development and script writing. I've funded the project out of my own pocket up to now.

In the future, I would like to add more animation, more creatures, special effects, original music, voice actors from my studio and longer episodes. The more support we get from our patrons, the closer we will get to a fully animated series. If we reach our goal, we will transform the picturecast into a fully animated broadcast quality video series with either Pixar-style 3D art or hand drawn animation similar to the Powerpuff Girls or Sailor Moon.

Patreon producers get exclusive benefits including early access, Patreon-only videos, art and bonus episodes. We're going to set aside some time in our videos for dedications, and I might even throw in a free book or two here and there.  We hope you enjoy the story of the Greatest Fighting Team of Teenage Girls Ever Assembled!

1.9 7/3/19
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Team Update
$1 or more per month

You get a special collectible power-up or blessing from an Ajan Warrior every month as our thank you for being a Picturecast Producer!

Bristlebarrow Explorer
$5 or more per month

Bristlebarrow Explorers get all the Team Update benefits plus you get early access to Picturecast episodes and exclusive Patron-only production art! 

My name is Shane Lochlann Black. I'm a full-time science fiction and fantasy author. 

I'm writing a series called LadyStar about a team of teenage girls who discover the powers of a collection of magical weapons. I've been developing these stories for some time, and I believe they will make a great animated series someday. Today, I have five books published which you can find on the Official LadyStar Site.

I've done comics, but they don't have music. I've done novels, but they don't have illustrations or animation. I've even done an audiocast, but without visuals, the story can't live up to its potential. If I put my studio to work drawing or animating the characters, it's too expensive.

My vision is art, animation, music, sound effects, voices and story in one package, and published where someone can actually see it. Now if all that sounds familiar to you it should. What I'm building here is an animated TV series! I don't have the horsepower or the man hours to render full animation yet, but I think I've found a compromise solution with pre-built 3D models.  

I'm producing a new kind of video. It's a combination of a comic and an audiobook I call a "picturecast." Each episode combines full color illustration with my narration of the story. Each picturecast "season" is a series of episodes that comprise a complete book in my LadyStar fantasy adventure series.  The first season is Fury of the Venom Legion, which was first presented as a webcomic in 2008.

If you support the Battlefire Action Picturecast through Patreon, you get to be one of our producers. Our goal here is to work towards full animation. In the future, when we have the infrastructure to do a fully animated series, you might even get your name in the credits of a real television show!

As an aside, this isn't by any stretch the first time I've been to this rodeo. Ever heard of Card Captor Sakura? I had a chance to meet the president of Mad House, the company that animated that show, and his company offered to animate LadyStar many years ago for an amount I couldn't afford at the time. It was a great honor to meet him and his team in Century City during that year's MIPCOM convention. 

The illustrations in the LadyStar Picturecast are made with a 3D modeling program. The funding I get from Patreon helps me acquire new models and sets, more powerful rendering machines and pays for my software subscriptions. It also helps me set aside enough time for story development and script writing. I've funded the project out of my own pocket up to now.

In the future, I would like to add more animation, more creatures, special effects, original music, voice actors from my studio and longer episodes. The more support we get from our patrons, the closer we will get to a fully animated series. If we reach our goal, we will transform the picturecast into a fully animated broadcast quality video series with either Pixar-style 3D art or hand drawn animation similar to the Powerpuff Girls or Sailor Moon.

Patreon producers get exclusive benefits including early access, Patreon-only videos, art and bonus episodes. We're going to set aside some time in our videos for dedications, and I might even throw in a free book or two here and there.  We hope you enjoy the story of the Greatest Fighting Team of Teenage Girls Ever Assembled!

1.9 7/3/19

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Tiers
Team Update
$1 or more per month

You get a special collectible power-up or blessing from an Ajan Warrior every month as our thank you for being a Picturecast Producer!

Bristlebarrow Explorer
$5 or more per month

Bristlebarrow Explorers get all the Team Update benefits plus you get early access to Picturecast episodes and exclusive Patron-only production art!