Glimmer Society News

Terror at the Golden Dragon: Dear God Why?

By jrpotter May2016

After the Muse sweeps you up in her arms, carrying you on some wild-eyed journey, rarely do you ever stop and ask, “Why? Why did you inspire me to write a short comic about a possessed Chinese food restaurant?”

Plaid Klaus and I have spent a lot of time building Glimmer World. We’ve researched arcane symbols and sigils; we’ve learned about Johann Weyer’s Pseudomonarchia daemonum, a real page turner about demons in 1577. But, in the end, when we thought about our fans who’ve patiently watched from the sidelines as we cooked up frightening idea after frightening idea, we really wanted to have FUN.

So that’s why.

No major character developments, no expositional back story building. Just pure, unadulterated fun.

One device I used in this piece was to throw the team into the lap of terror, then pull back to a completely different scene. On Page Five, the reader is pulled away from the mayhem at the Golden Dragon to a totally peaceful upper crust establishment called La Perle de La Reine (“The Queen’s Pearl,” a great name that Plaid Klaus came up with), where the Glimmer Society’s mentor Desmond Harker is busy dining with a “research colleague.” We keep D’s dialogue going “off page” as he goes on and on about how well his kids must be behaving when it’s quite the opposite: they’re raising Hell. I think I pulled this idea from a good 80’s movie like Ferris Bueller’s Day Off or The Breakfast Club. You never know what material you can pull from your wasted youth!

Don’t worry, Glimmer Pals, we have some pretty heady stuff coming your way in Volume One: Black Harvest. In the meantime, hold on to your bib, fit your chopsticks between your knuckles like Max mimicking Wolverine, and pray to God that your plate doesn’t come alive.

Be well. Or as well as you can be…


-Jamie

Glimmer Site Launch!

By plaidklaus May2016

The Glimmer Society (began back in 2013)
The Glimmer Society (began back in 2013)

Greetings Glimmer Gang!

Jamie and I are resuscitating The Glimmer Society with a newfound second wind. Our goal, with your help, is to make this comic a phenomenon. If you’re here, chances are you’re one or two ‘Degrees of Kevin Bacon’ from Jamie Potter or myself (Plaid Klaus). This means you’re the society’s founding members! We need your help spreading the word around. Jamie and I are in this thing for the long haul; we have a really vast vision for the series, but we are building it from the ground up.

So strap on your gear, crack your knuckles, and storm the social networks. Link to the site, tell some friends, and start the battle cry! But first, of course, check out the comic. We’re going to be posting a page a day for the next week (a week of glimmer).

Alongside this website, which will act as the home for upcoming news, events, and the webcomic, we have started a Patreon page to gather financial support for the development. We are looking to build an army of Patrons (comic supporters). We aren’t looking for huge donations, just $1-5 month can help out. The plan is to develop a page for every $100/month we get. So the faster we can grow our comic fan base, the quicker we can develop the series. Right now we’re sitting at $11/month, which is enough to have me start developing a thumbnail a month (so by the time I’m 95 we should have this book developed).

In all seriousness, every little fan donation helps to build a bigger experience that we can all share together. Hopefully, you guys will enjoy reading this comic just as much as Jamie and I enjoy creating the thing.


So, Read the Comic and help out with a Donation on Patreon.

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