Terminus Veil: Volume 1 – Meet Comics Newcomer Jack Harris Jr. and the Action/Mystery Universe of Terminus Veil
Jack Harris Jr. might be a newcomer to the comics scene but the author is a multi-talented creator who has been crafting Terminus Veil for over a decade now. The upcoming Kickstarter project that Harris Jr. will be launching will collect the first four issues of the action/mystery series in the collected edition of Terminus Veil: Volume 1.
Terminus Veil‘s description reads:
In the past year there has been a significant rise in theft of cutting edge technology, one private security team is caught in the middle and must find out who is responsible for these violent robberies if they want to keep their clients happy and stay alive.
Follow Guardians International, a private security firm who are thrust into an epic conspiracy involving dangerous robberies, futuristic weaponry and gut wrenching betrayal. The leader of the Guardians, Wei “Quan” Gong is locked into a power struggle with a calculating and cutthroat scientist, Dr. Edward Clarence.
We had the opportunity to as Harris Jr. a few questions about their origin story and the unique way that Terminus Veil came to fruition. Be sure to head to the official Kickstarter page to be notified when the project launches and join the fight against technology.
Check out the interview below:
Thanks for taking the time to answer our questions. To start, can you tell us your origin story and how you broke into the comic industry?
As a kid I loved comics and I would create my own. For a while I thought I would be a comic artist but drawing isn’t for me 🙂 As an adult I’ve been working as a software engineer but I knew one day I would get back into comics. In 2020, I decided it was time to start creating comics. Terminus Veil began production shortly after.
So, can you give us your traditional elevator pitch or what you’re looking forward to most for readers to experience in the upcoming issue?
“In the past year there has been a significant rise in theft of cutting edge technology, one private security team is caught in the middle and must find out who is responsible for these violent robberies if they want to keep their clients happy and stay alive.”
I’m looking forward to seeing what fans think about our explosive action sequences. Also think they are going to really enjoy some of the spicy dialogue and character interactions.
Terminus Veil is headed into issue 4 with the newest Kickstarter, how much of the story have you fleshed out? Is there an endgame or is this something that you find you’re able to continue to build on?
Although production for Terminus Veil started in 2020, I’ve been writing and worldbuilding for the story since 2009. We know that we will be producing the series up to issue 10 but I’d like to go much further. A lot of the major plot points are fleshed out. There is an ending planned but I’d guess we are about 50 issues away from that 🙂
Action comics are always so interesting to me both narratively and visually. Do you find any challenges in pushing the story forward when you’re having to incorporate big action sequences into the pages of the issue?
So I love action. Movies, Games, Comics. The more action the better! So I don’t find it too hard to keep the story progressing. Sometimes it’s challenging to fit in details about the characters. I want people to relate to them and trying to find the page space to showcase while still pushing the plot is always a balancing act.
I understand the idea for Terminus Veil came to you in a pretty interesting way. Can you tell us a bit about that?
Yeah. So I used to rap in my 20s and it was something I was pursuing heavily. While I was recording a song called “Wiped Out”, I thought of the character Dash from Terminus Veil. Since that day I’ve been writing down different plot ideas and characters and just building on the story.
Having worked on Terminus Veil for some time now, has it changed your creative process at all? Also, can you share a bit about working with your creative team on Terminus Veil?
When I first started producing Terminus Veil, I was eager to get something done and I would give myself specific time tables to help drive effort. With 4 issues of experience I’ve started to learn to take more time in the details and to not worry as much about getting something done fast.
We started Terminus Veil #1 with Jordan Gunderson, Yuliia Shetsova and Bee Rohlfs which was a great experience. Jordan is a seasoned professional and working with him really made the process pretty smooth. Currently, we’ve been working with IllustraBox Studios which is composed of Delio Diaz and Frank Alpizar. It’s been a blast working with them. They really know how to bring the action to life.
Thanks for taking the time to talk about Terminus Veil with us! Care to share what you might have in the pipeline that you can talk about?
On July 10th we launch our Kickstarter campaign for Terminus Veil Volume 1 which will include issues 1 through 4 as well as additional story details. We’ve got a lot of events coming up as well. I’ll be doing a signing at My Parents Basement(It’s a bar and comic store not really my parents basement) in Avondale, GA on July 15th. We’ll be at Urban Nerd Con on July 21st-23rd. And DreamCon on July 28th-30th. Thanks for taking the time to learn about Terminus Veil!