How Lunar Nebula LLC Came into Being

Hello, dear reader, happy Halloween! I am Brian Petrilli and I created Lunar Nebula LLC due to some unforeseen opportunities. This blog will report some of the things I’ve learned during my time as a fan of comics, an amateur artist, and a business owner. I will do my best to include links at the bottom of articles to helpful or fun websites. In the future I hope to write more about the behind-the-scenes work of Lunar Nebula LLC, but this first article is about the company’s creation.

The creation of Lunar Nebula LLC has its roots in my hobbies. I love comics. I have enjoyed Foxtrot by Bill Amend since middle school, I learned to appreciate manga in high school, and I now read web comics daily. One example of this enjoyment of web comics would be how I read, and re-read, the online comic Girl Genius in the space of a month (it is wonderfully eccentric with a bit of adult humor thrown in). The natural next step for a lover of comics is to try and make an online comic.

There have been roadblocks. Some of the obstacles between me and creating a comic were school, and a lack of business knowledge. Once I graduated from college, school was no longer an immediate problem. I also learned from my business degree the basics of starting my own company.

My next step was to find other people with a similar passion for comics and time on their hands. Satoshi and I have known each other for a while and have discussed artwork in the past. I had been holding onto an idea for a newspaper style comic strip for over a year and we had talked about it briefly. This conversation led to the creation of Hippo-Campus. However, Satoshi and I had also come up with another idea, Golden Pigeon. Satoshi mentioned this idea to his friend, Jordan. Jordan was excited by the opportunity to enhance his own skills and decided to join our endeavor to create comics and offer consulting services.

Since then I’ve had to learn more about writing comics, creating a LLC, research contract laws, and develop my website design skills. It has been quite an experience. I plan to enjoy traveling down this path with other passionate creators. If we make money in the process, then that is a plus.
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Here are some links to Foxtrot and Girl Genius:

http://www.foxtrot.com/

http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php

(Note: Foxtrot is rated G in my book, and I would give Girl Genius a PG or PG-13 with a strong leaning towards PG-13)

To create an LLC in Colorado go to:

http://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/business/businessHome.html