In an alternative universe to our own, the 'shadow particles', an enigmatic form of energy, dominates the planet's atmosphere.
Tangible and with an unprecedented amount of power, technology has successfully manipulated the particles, building from it not only a great civilisation, but a dangerous sport called 'Shadow Sprint'.
Jian wakes from the nightmares that has started to grip his life - believing it to be a sign of an omen. He has little time to ponder over it as the new season of Shadow Sprint has begun, throwing his team into the heat of competition as the championships loom closer.
But something this time unbalances the scales - an old former friend of Jian's team captain, Evan, emerges as the opposing team's leader. Takada, a ruthless and powerful player, along with his notorious reputation of bending the rules, proves to be more problematic than Jian could anticipate.
As the games go on, Jian discovers that there is more to it than on the surface of the team leaders' rivalry, and the potential the shadow particles can possess.
SHADOW SPRINTERS VOLUME ONE IS NOW ON PRE-SALE!
SHADOW SPRINTERS is due to print this month of
October to November 2015 - so I'm now taking pre-sales.
Money for pre-sales would really be appreciated to help with the printing cost of bulk order.
Pre-orders will come with an additional print of choice, as well as a free badge of a chibi Shadow Sprinter character!
ORDER NOW FOR £10 (GBP) / $15 (USD)
Shipping not included. International shipping outside of UK may be more expensive.
Email: email@example.com with subject 'SS- ORDER'
It was a luke-warm British summer of 2009.
I was sitting at my usual spot at the desk, anticipating the holidays drawing close and the last few months of college.
I had just finished working on a coursework piece when I pumped up the volume of my laptop, listening to the recommended tracks online with all intent to wind down. 'Donten' by the Japanese rock band DOES came booming out of the little speakers.
Easily motivated by tunes, an image of something matching the beat sprung up, knowing little of the lyrics themselves. But it reminded me of something sporty, something upbeat and modern, a dramatic contrast to the universe of the story I had been working on.
I thought then, at that moment, holding onto that exhilirating feeling like I was flying:
How cool would it be to create a science-fiction version of Jinsha?
SHADOW SPRINTERS REBOOT
New drafts of concept design for Jian and Takada's outfit.
Due to my current occupation with other projects, such as the story's epic prequel, CHROMA, SHADOW SPRINTERS has been put on a hiatus until a later date.
However, that is not to say I will be updating its progress throughout the time. The universe of SHADOW SPRINTERS follows on directly from the world of its prequel, and with the expansion also comes with the development and discovery of new additions to put in the future edition.
In fact, I do not see the two stories as separate, as they share the same world, same cast and same history.
The reboot will feature many improvements, naturally, from the many years hiatus and my growth as an artist and person. The original cast will likely return in the new edition, as well as changes for the better and wider diversity, a feature I felt the original had lacked.
With visual changes also will come plot changes. Since SHADOW SPRINTERS started out quite spontaneously, it had a weak structure and standard story flow. A more established start will be likely, as well as a stronger scientific ground and tweaks in the technology.
To summarise: SHADOW SPRINTERS will get an entire face lift - and you should expect it in the coming years!
Architecture draft concepts.