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The Tigerman Saga is a project I started 2 years ago to create attention for NWHS and moreso, Top Of The Rock Wildlife Sanctuary. There is a link on every page of the Saga to the Sanctuary.

I used DazStudio 3d, Bryce6, and Hexagon2 to create true 3d images and scenes.Then I flattened into 2d, cropped, signed and bordered in Photoshop. I tried to release 1 new chapter (1 webpage) each week to the internet. I was able to succeed at this by doing marathon 24 hour+ art sessions on Friday nights/Saturday mornings. It was very tough to get motivated every weekend. LOL

It ended up taking 16 months to complete the online version of this sci-fi story.

It ended up as 3 Parts, each containing 15 Chapters and an Epilogue. There is typically 10-15 illustrations per Chapter, some chapters even animated! Emdedded into the storyline are metaphors concerning wildlife conservation and environmental preservation. These metaphors are quite subtle and not too "preachy". Look it over before allowing kids too view, as there are some scenes that get a bit gory.

I am now in the process of releasing the entire Saga on DVDs, one part per DVD. Part I is completed and I am half way through Part II. They are narrated with cool background music and sound effects.

These DVDs are being sold to raise funds for the Sanctuary and NWHS. The online version is free to view.

It takes off a bit slow in Part I, from Intro to about chapter 7, as some very unique characters are developed. Then speeds up constantly the deeper you get into it. It takes about 4-5 minutes to read a chapter, meshing well with the average internet surfer's attention span ;)

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I'm on my second read through, cause I missed a few things in the first read....lol.......but it's a great story and I hope everyone gets the chance to read it...not to mention the good cause for which it was written ! I visit Tigerman everyday that I'm here and cast my vote. Hope others will do so as well, it will really help out, in getting people in touch with The Top Of The Rock Sanctuary and show you how hard Patrick has worked !
Thanks Susie.. It was indeed a tough job getting such a huge project to completion. I, as you know, almost quit several times. It was the readers who kept me going on it. Many of the characters were named by the readers in contests. I wanted the readers to feel a part of the Saga, and they complied in a big way.

There is no better gratification for doing it, than people reading it and viewing the art. A story never read, and art never viewed is like a song never heard.

The art was the hardest part. I would spend over 20 hours+ straight at the PC every weekend, doing the art,, then less than an hour on the text portion. Yes, I made the art first with the story running through my mind, then followed back up with the text. I wanted the art to tell the story pretty much on it's own.

TY for being a good fan of my work Susie, and a very diligent voter in the ranking sites. HUGGZZ!!!


susie said:
I'm on my second read through, cause I missed a few things in the first read....lol.......but it's a great story and I hope everyone gets the chance to read it...not to mention the good cause for which it was written ! I visit Tigerman everyday that I'm here and cast my vote. Hope others will do so as well, it will really help out, in getting people in touch with The Top Of The Rock Sanctuary and show you how hard Patrick has worked !

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