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Top Cow Talent Hunt

When I heard that Top Cow Inc. was holding a Talent Hunt for two unpublished writers and two unpublished artists, I just knew I had to give it a shot. What a dream come true to it would be to write a one-shot or mini-series for a company like Top Cow (home of Witchblade, The Darkness, etc.) Continue reading →

Origin of The Deciders Symbol

The Deciders on Kickstarter

I’d like to share some more information about The Deciders, specifically how I came up with The Deciders symbol. Every famous superhero has a distinguishable symbol. Just take a look at these examples and I’ll bet you can tell me who each one belongs to.(or at least 98 % of them)

Deciders symbol iconic

Creating a symbol can be tricky. There needs to be a reason why the symbol is and looks the way it does. I can’t stress the KISS principle enough, “Keep it simple, Stupid!”

With that in mind, I had to create a symbol which represented everything a Decider was. This symbol was  going to be integrated into the suit’s design, giving it a distinct look. It would also be a part of the title logo. So I began my extensive  research and then, bingo! I came across the Chinese symbol Fu

Fu is the name of a sign in Chinese symbolism for authority, divine power and the ability to judge what is right and wrong. Thus it is a symbol for justice.

Here is it below:

 

By flipping the sides the opposite way I got:

There are many reasons why I chose this symbol to represent The Deciders.

  1. It looks like the Roman Numeral One; signifying rank.
  2. It looks like a capital letter I; perfect for the logo.
  3. Above all it is still the symbol Fu; symbolizing justice.

And in case you’re wondering, this symbol is integrated throughout the suit…in both subtle and obvious  places.

Naming Your Superhero

Superhero names

“What’s in a name?” is a question that can simply be answered in one word, ‘Everything’! Naming your superhero is just as important as naming your series.

It’s important to remember that a name will define, or at least influence,  the character’s personality and/or super powers. For me, one of the most important aspects when writing The Deciders was coming up with names for each character.  I wanted the names to be catchy, easy to pronounce, and of course not already taken. There is no right or wrong way when it comes to naming your character but I’d like to share with you my method for naming the twins within The Deciders.

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