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Black Powder Red Earth Yemen

That’s right. The Black Powder Red Earth story is transitioning to Yemen. Current mock ups have it at around 340 pages and in the past, the creative team of Jon Chang and Josh Taylor have consistently added an additional 5-10% of content during execution. 

The creation of these comics has been/is a labor of love. They never signed a publisher deal in part because of the lead times involved (typically 12-16 months before the title goes live) but also in part because of editorial concerns. Consequently, they are crowdfunding the graphic novel via Patreon.

BPRE has always tried to depict things as they are or will be. The character voices are based on the ground truth as conveyed to Jon Chang in countless interviews by people who work/worked there. The story isn’t “rah, rah war”, but conversely, BPRE has also never been an anti-war narrative either. What they have always done is to depict conflicts with multiple competing/overlapping interests across multiple interested parties without the need for Russian separatists with nukes behind it all.

They’ve come a long way both as a writer and artist and they think that BPRE Yemen is their most mature story to date.

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4 Responses to “Black Powder Red Earth Yemen”

  1. Steve says:

    Congrats Jon!

  2. Johninthewilderness says:

    Is SSD responsible for BPRE? I had no idea!

  3. BillC says:

    A keymod handguard?

  4. millo says:

    bring back “non permissive environment specialist” swag