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What’s In a Character’s Name?

Naming a character is like naming your first-born child. You agonize over very detail, even go so far as to pronounce the name under your breath to test the inflection. Lucky for you, you're more concerned with how it looks on paper rather than how it sounds spoken in...

4 Ways to prep for the Royal Wedding Outland Entertainment style

In addition to wearing the Editor in Chief hat here at Outland Entertainment, I also write about pop culture in enough places that I've found it useful to follow the news. While this is particularly relevant for geek news, there are some headliners you just can't...

Press Release: Blackguards Anthology Gets Facelift

Outland Entertainment is please to announce a new look and edition for the anthology Blackguards, dividing the book into two volumes and including two never-before-seen stories. Blackguards, originally published by Ragnarok Publications, was a massive volume containing stories from some of the best dark fantasy and grim dark authors in the industry…

A Letter to My Past Self

Dear Greg (in 1986), So you’ve just turned fourteen, and you’ve just entered your freshman year of high school.  I wanted to send you...well, not a pep talk, exactly.  You’ve never liked or trusted those; they’re treacherous, and too often they’ve been empty promises,...

Fighting The Voices in My Head

This article by fantasy author Melanie R. Meadors first appeared Geek Mom: Geek Speaks...Fiction! Here, Melanie tells us about how she fought the voices (of the characters) in her head…and lost. When editor Marc Tassin invited me to write for the anthology, Champions...

Outland Entertainment on the new serial, Born to the Blade

Recently, Publisher Melanie Meadors and Editor in Chief Alana Joli Abbott got together to chat about a serial they're both reading: Born to the Blade. Alana: So, Melanie, how did you feel about Born to the Blade? Melanie: Wow, I have to say, I knew it would be cool,...

Press Release: Announcing Knaves, A New Blackguards Anthology

Outland Entertainment is pleased to announce they will be publishing a new collection of stories where protagonists’ moral compasses don’t always point north, and where villains are the heroes of their own stories.

Rejections: The Building Blocks of Collections by Maurice Broaddus

Short stories are my first love. As much as I enjoy writing novels and novellas, I keep coming back to short stories. That’s why my first collection, The Voices of Martyrs, means so much to me. But as I’ve reflected on the long journey in getting here, I keep coming...

Dagon’s Bones: A Lovecraft-Inspired Kickstarter Game!

Dagon's Bones A fast and fun Lovecraft-inspired dice game played in the pubs and bars of Innsmouth. Roll the Bones, pray to Dagon. Utility Games, LLC is proud to announce our first game, debuting on Kickstarter, Dagon's Bones. Dagon's Bones can be taught in minutes,...

Interview with Warlock 5 Artist, Jeffrey Edwards

From Batman to Star Wars, Jeffrey has tackled numerous fandoms. Now, he faces the Warlock 5 Grid! Did you read Warlock 5 before joining this project?  No, unfortunately I had never even heard of Warlock 5 before signing on to work on this project. I was given a .pdf...

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EVERY PROJECT STARTS OUT FUN. It’s thrilling to build something from your imagination and watch it take shape. But there’s a lot of tedious stuff along the way: hiring talent, hammering out contracts, fretting about deadlines, and tracking down the colorist who cashed your check and went AWOL. When you work with Outland Entertainment, we take care of all that stuff. You’ll enjoy a streamlined process with guaranteed outcomes—and you’ll have a lot more fun.

We match you with talented creators to bring your idea to life and manage your project so you can enjoy a streamlined, stress-free creative process. You’ll work directly with one of our experienced project managers who will be available to answer any questions you may have throughout the process. You also never have to worry about the boring administrative stuff like contracts, NDA agreements, invoices, payments, and communications. We guarantee our work and honor your deadlines.

ILLUSTRATION. We work with dozens of professional artists. Each has their own distinct style,  solid work ethic, and industry experience. Furthermore, all artists have been vetted by Outland for dependability. You’ll also have the chance to review each stage of development for your project, making sure that the artwork reflects exactly what you envisioned.

COMICS. We work with a large group of reliable and experienced professional sequential artists with published comics under their belts. With a variety of artistic styles, we’re sure to find the perfect match for your project. You’ll have a chance to view and approve the whole process, from the sketch phase, to rough pencils, finished pencils, and inks. We strive to deliver exactly what you need for your project.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT. Have a project that requires multiple creatives? We specialize in managing large and small projects that require multiple moving parts. We make it easy for you to only deal with one person instead of two, five, or ten. One creative director with experience managing creatives can help to keep your project on track creatively, consistently, and on time.

COLOR WORK. Color can completely alter a black and white illustration, adding depth, atmosphere, and emotion. We work with several extremely talented colorists who have their own style and approach to color work. We can offer a cell-shaded or a more rendered approach, depending on what your project requires.

Some of the clients that Outland Entertainment has worked with…

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LETTERING. Lettering is a frequently overlooked art-form that requires an extremely professional approach. We only work with letterers who have a solid understanding of the field, the software, and have a large variety of professional credits to make sure that your project turns out perfectly.

WEB DESIGN. Web design is as important for your project as any other element. Often, the first step to getting your property out into the world is a website. Not only can we build you a clean, elegant website that is mobile optimized, but we can host, manage, and maintain your website as well.

GRAPHIC DESIGN. Graphic design is as important for your project as any other element. In many cases, the logo is the first thing your audience sees, and it’s important to make sure it stands out, is readable, and works with your project. Additionally, we’ll work with you to match the cover, page, and overall layout of your book to your vision.

CONSULTATION. Have a project you’ve always wanted to create, but you aren’t sure where to start? We can offer helpful, honest advice for planning, publishing, and working with crowdfunding for your project based on our extensive experience. Whether it’s a comic, game, or a transmedia project, we’ll be available to answer all your questions and offer guidance.

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