About The Shelby Bly Project
The Shelby Bly Project is my in-the-works graphic novel project that I’ve been working on (off and on) since 2009. I (Lizzie Prusaczyk) am writing the story and will illustrate the novel completely by myself. It is a labor of love that I hope will pay off in some small way once I finally have it published as both a physical book-form graphic novel and a digital ebook. I do not yet have an exact ETA on when the novel will be finished. This website is to keep you up to date on its progress.
I started brainstorming for the story in August of 2009. I later released a sub-par version (in my opinion) of the novel online for free in 2010. It was at that time called Journeys of Shelby Bly. I decided to completely rewrite the story and start anew in December 2013 rather than fix what I saw as a very flawed first try. The new graphic novel will have a new title (which I haven’t come up with yet) and will probably be one of at least two in a series (I have plans for only one sequel, so far). I am still in the process of writing the new story and am just starting on the fourth draft. I would like to go through several drafts before I’m ready to begin illustrating. I hope to have the graphic novel finished and ready for sale to the public by sometime in 2018 or 2019.
The graphic novel will be fully illustrated using 3D models and digital painting. I am utilizing the programs Poser 11 Pro by Smith Micro and Photoshop CS6 by Adobe for the most part though I do have other programs I will use from time to time for various smaller jobs. Most of the models I will be using will be created by others but I am using them under license. Many of the textures and character morphs plus a few props will be/have been created by me. All of the scenes will be constructed and the figures arranged/posed by me. It’s a lot of very painstaking work but, as I already said, it will be well worth it. This website will serve first as a preview site where I will post concept art and updates on the graphic novel project’s progress. Later its purpose will be to promote the finished or soon to be finished graphic novel.
All content on this website (images, writing, all intellectual property, etc.) is Copyright © 2009 – 2017 Lizzie Prusaczyk and Dream 9 Studios™. All Rights Reserved. None of the characters in this graphic novel are or will be based on actual people. Any likeness to real people is purely coincidental. All of the people and events depicted in the novel are complete fiction. All digital content used to illustrate the novel is used under applicable licenses. No infringement or harm is intended in any way.