Official Press Release
TORONTO – Adding to the previously published comic books of THE BLACK DIAMOND EFFECT
KIDS! George Peter Gatsis has posted a 4th PDF which has character outlines,
Releasing the details of the characters was risky move for the creator of the series.
“Due to the many emails from people who downloaded the books already,” George said,
the best way to answer their questions is to cut a piece of the HUGE series bible
out and put it
up for free download.”
Why free download in the first place?
“The books are created, printed and distributed. After that, I am not interested in
re-printing, I just post them online on the website. The books also serve as the
first step to
the animated content I have been creating and developing for the last 16 years.”
The new series TBDEinc KIDS! continues the on-going story of various characters
it also incorporates brain injury awareness, through subtle dialogue interaction
“TBDEinc KIDS! is distributed to brain injury survivors, their families and
institutions with Acquired Brain Injury Services.”
The development of TBDEinc KIDS! was tested on children between the ages of 5 to 13
years old and
had gone through various design stages.
“The first issue was drawn in simple format, so kids can color it as they read. The
was drawn in the TRADITIONAL method and that was cool, I really loved doing that
issue. But it
still didn’t hook the kids just yet. The third issue was back to the simple method,
but I stopped
at the sketches, detailed them up and kept the story simple. This sparked a unique
across the entire group of kids. The forth issue was it. I drew it as I would be
other comic, except I stop at the sketch stage and layered it up with backgrounds
stuff… all detailed sketches.”
“Once I showed the focus group of kids issue 4, they loved it! They all read the
started to color in the art and at least half of them studied the artwork and
realized that they
too can draw, all they have to do is break it down.”
“At this point, I developed the style over the next 2 issues, adding into the
elements with sketched surfaces to blend into the rest of the book and feel I have
fallen into an
area that few -if any- have attempted to pursue as on-going published books.”
“The real challenge is getting the story out. It has been sitting on the shelf for
over 25 years.
I try to cram as much of the story into each 32 page release. But now with TBDEinc
KIDS!, I find
that I am putting out just less than half of a 32 page book and actually telling
The Black Diamond Effect has been a self-published venture since 1991. It is the
first to release
the entire volume of published books and new on-going books as they are released,
download since 1994.
The Black Diamond Effect is created and illustrated by George Peter Gatsis.
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