Okay, for those that have noticed, I'm doing an guest strip for the Rival Angels webcomic called Caribbean Chaos. However, it's more of a crossover story with my old comic Shadowgirls. This has been taken notice of, and as such, I've been asked a few occasional questions about it. I thought I'd take this time to answer them here in one post. If you have any other questions about the project, feel free to ask and I'll answer them. (Unless it involves spoilers, then I won't. )
1. Is this canon?
Well, for Rival Angels, that's up to Alan Evans, the comic's owner and creator. But to my knowledge it is. Though if I go too far overboard, it can (and should) be easily dismissed. As for Shadowgirls, well... I'm the co-owner and co-creator of it. Yeah, it IS canon. These are the characters from the old comic.
2. So this is the continuation of the old comic?
No. This is not picking up where the old one left off. This has the characters, but it's not Shadowgirls. Shadowgirls the comic book was a co-production between me and David Rodriguez. And the story that was being told was HIS story and I'm not going to complete someone else's story. (That's just a dick thing to do.) This is a Rival Angels story... It just happens to have Becka in it.
3. Why the five year jump?
There's multiple reasons for this. I wanted it to stand apart from the old series. Shadowgirls was a urban fantasy comic that sometimes got a little dark. Caribbean Chaos is an action comic, pure and simple. But the big one is that it's been almost five years since we last saw Becka and the gang. Lotta stuff happens to people in that narrow window of time. Just because WE stopped paying attention to the girls, doesn't mean time stopped for THEM. I don't know after this story when the next time we'd see Becka, Lindsey and the gang again... So I wanted to basically let the old readers know, they turned out okay. Becka grew up to be an intelligent young woman, who happens to be an awful writer. Charon and Sawyer got married and Becka's got a little sister now. And Lindsey... Is still the crazy one. Some shit just doesn't change.
4. So this is it? After this story, we'll never see these characters again?
Originally, this was a bit of closure for myself as well. I have a lot of projects I'm wanting to do. I've mentioned the Third Accelerator a few times before, and the Supertash: Blueshift project... Which originally was supposed to have Becka in it. But the more and more I worked on Caribbean Chaos... The more I'm not quite yet ready to say goodbye. I know how I'm planning on doing future books, and you know... I think there's more than enough room for the occasional adventure of a grown up Becka. (After all, even Peter Parker grew up... Supposedly.)
5. Oh, okay. So what's going on with Becka and the erotic fanfic?
That's actually how this entire project got started! Okay, Alan Evans was on a off-season break and asked for guest art. I was just gonna draw another picture again, when I thought “why not tell a full on story?” It started off as something simple, and then I remembered a scene in the RA comic where Sabrina found out that there was erotic fanfics written of them. Becka always had a cross-series girl crush on Sabrina... What if SHE was the writer? And if sort of snowballed from that.
So yeah, if you have any other questions. Feel free to ask. Otherwise, I hope you enjoy the story.