Thursday, September 29, 2016

A New Look for Kynetik Ink

A few months back, I told you all about a situation where I received a cease and desist order for a name I was planning to use for my superhero-themed short stories. At the time, I debuted a new name for those endeavors--Kynetik Ink Press. I also debuted a new logo, one that captured the essence of my intent for writing prose.

But, as is par for the course with me, things have changed. I didn't mention it in my last post, primarily because I was still thinking over things, but I've made my decision, and here it is: I'm going back to pursuing indie comics creation, and I'm going to do it through Kynetik Ink.

This, of course, created a bit of an issue with branding, as the previous logo for Kynetik Ink screamed literature, what with the quill as the primary graphic element. So, to better reflect the new direction of the yet-to-be-official company, a new logo was required.

Behold...


Clean. Simple. The look of my efforts as I move forward. I wanted something non-complicated, but cool, in the way of the logos for Marvel and DC. I think I achieved that here, but I'm open to fiddling with it more should a need arise. But for now, this is it. Now, to get to work on the products behind the brand--which is a perfect lead-in for my next post...

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Restructuring

Due to some soul-searching, self-reflection, and a whole lot of brainstorming the past few days, I've made the decision to combine my two genre universes under one banner. "Kynetik Ink Press" and "Darque Marque Press" will merge under the Kynetik Ink name.

There will still be two universes--one for superhero/sci-fi characters (Shadowfox, Blayze, Pulse, etc.) and one for supernatural/horror stories (Lupus Moon, Darkness Walks, Infernal Knight, etc.), but they will be referred to as the Kynetik Universe 1 and Kynetik Universe 2 (KU-1 and KU-2), respectively. They may one day all share the same universe--with, of course, the potential for crossover stories--but, in the meantime, when referring to all these properties in general, you'll see me use the phrase "The Kynetik Universe."

Oh, and expect an update on Shadowfox in the near future; a major decision looms regarding that project (though, if you've followed this blog for any length of time, you can just about guess what it is). As always, there's things happening afoot.

Until then, good folks, go forth and do whatever it is you do--and I will do the same.