Gladstone’s School for World Conquerors new concept art and general news

by Mark Andrew Smith on 25.10.19 in Uncategorised
Hi Gladstone's Crew!

Gladstone’s School for World Conquerors new concept art and general news

by Mark Andrew Smith on 25.10.19 in Uncategorised

Hi Gladstone's Crew!

Here is some concept art for Ashu Gladstone’s redesign.

The first group of images is by Kim Jacinto who is working on an epic cover for what may be the Handbook for the Gladstone’s School for World Conquerors Universe. You can see a lot of his art in the previous posts. Here is a redesign he did for the namesake of Gladstone’s School, Ashu Gladstone.  The general idea is that after Book 6 there will be a six month time-skip in the series and that it will be called Gladstone’s Conquerors. The goal here was to mix Ironsides’ armor with Ashu’s mystical abilities.

 

This was the first concept sketches for Ashu’s redesign.

Here Armand Villavert did his redesign and passed it onto Kim for his final image.

This is a potential Kid Nefarious redesign for his costume after the time-skip. He will get his official name and the idea here was to make his costume more like a super-hero costume while incorporating elements from his parents’ costumes.

Right now Armand has shipped most of the Kid Nefarious one-shots from the July Kickstarter. We are planning to do Mummy Girl and Ghost Girl as a double-shot book. The art for both the Mummy Girl one-shot and the Ghost Girl one-shot are finished. Those are both in the coloring stages. The Skull Brothers one-shot is being colored right now and we’re thinking about launching all three of these one-shots together in January. Armand is currently drawing a Martian Jones one-shot and he will draw and write a Speed Specter one-shot for early Summer that will be printed with the Martian Jones one-shot.

After that we both roll up our sleeves and completely get to work on Gladstone’s School for World Conquerors book 4.

Then we will start to plan another round of one-shots in fall of 2020 which will probably be character team ups and standalone stories with the entire Gladstone’s crew.  There will probably be a Mummy Girl and Ghost Girl Team up called ‘Girls Run the World’ and we would like to hire a female writer for that. There will be a Skull Brothers double feature and then general character team ups.

Those will probably be out in 2021.  The one-shots have been great in letting other creative teams work in the Gladstone’s School for World Conquerors Universe. It’s also fantastic as a sort of Research and Development program for Gladstone’s to expand the universe and to have material out regularly while Armand and I work on the feature story-line.

Which Gladstone’s stories or one-shots would you like to see in the future?

There is also a Gladstone one-shot that is written by David Michelinie who we are going to need to find an artist for because he’s requesting a more Marvel and DC house style for the art on this story.

I’ve also enlisted a friend to start work on a Gladstone’s School for World Conquerors RPG game and campaign book based on Gladstone’s School for World Conquerors Books 1, 2 and 3.

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