Time to go back to some comics stuff! Daily topic, “Hotline Miami: Wildlife”.
Allow me to write a quick introduction.
Hotline Miami: Wildlife is an eight-issue monthly comic series and it presents an original spin-off story in the Hotline Miami universe told from the perspective of a new character, Chris. His struggle to deal with a coming war, his tendency towards self-destruction, and the mysterious pseudo-patriots of 50 Blessings will be the focus point in the story. The narrative will take fans of the Hotline Miami games to new locales and introduce new masked figures while exploring dark and disturbing themes reminiscent of the series namesake.
Each 30+ pages issue is written by Federico Chemello and Maurizio Furini with art by Alberto Massaggia, Ludovica Ceregatti (with my colors), Andrea Dotta and Andrea Errico. While the story and events are not canon in the Hotline Miami universe, Dennaton Games and Devolver Digital blessed the project after Dayjob Studio’s brilliant work on the Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number digital comic series.
In particular I colored the 3rd issue of the comic, 35 pages (+ cover) drawn by Ludovica and written/edited by Federico.
When I was offered the job, I was quite unsure. Usually, fan-made products are not a source of legal incomes, but when I knew that the creators of the official game had approved and encouraged the whole project, my doubts vanished immediately.
I also was pretty surprised by the great organization DayJob Studio showed.
They had a lot of material ready for the publishing. Graphics done, official website active and running, arranges with many international distributors and advertise platforms.
What’s so strange about that, you’d think. They are professionals, aren’t they? Yes, they surely are, but first of all they are an independent Publisher. A bunch of brave people who just want to draw good comics and share them with the world.
That’s what made me understand I wasn’t going to get tricked again (pulled in a useless project with no future), but I was joining a functional team of professionals.
The comic is on-going. Chapter by chapter the story is developing and getting many fans’ attention.
I am super proud of taking part in this project! It made me meet many new talented colleagues… and the more, the better, isn’t it?