A work-blog for the Zipper PSP digital manga

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Zipper Characters & Storyline (Basic)

In order to facilitate a better understanding of just what Zipper is (readers certainly have come a long way on faith alone, and we thank you for that), this post is a basic overview of the storyline, Zipper the character, and the world overview. I don't want to get to far into details as this will spoil some of the surprises.


Going by the moniker "Zipper", the heroine of the story is an "Anybody" -- a soul-for-hire, so to speak -- a profession with a dubious reputation at best. So named for the highly unusual adornments set into her body, Zipper is an expert in a variety of fields that allow her to perform rather dangerous jobs for any number of clients, including, but not limited to intelligence, weapons handling, intrusion/counter-intrusion measures, assasination, acting/performance, subtrafuge, and more. She is not perfect, she is just well-studied.

Her companion in the series is an A.I. robot in the shape of a dragonfly, named Zephyr. Zephyr is an ARC MkII (Autonomous Remote Consciousness, Mark II) type A.I. Unbeknownst to most, its name is a reference to the world first computer bug found in the Mark II Aiken Automatic relay Calculator at Harvard, even though it's not a Moth (the bug in said computer). Slightly larger than its real-world counterpart, Zephyr is an expert at hacking, retrieval, finding, analysis, and much more. It can connect directly to the back of Zipper's neck to repower, as well as dock to almost any computer in the greater "commonwealth" of nations.


Zipper, the manga, is meant to be a series of one-shot (stand-alone) stories of Zipper and different jobs she takes. Readers will get one complete story at one time, so there are no "next" issues to wait for. Moreover, the stories do not have to be read in any particular order as they are all stand-alones.

Through the series the readers will learn more of Zipper and the society she lives in. The first story is entitled BY ANY MEANS and relates a job in which she is hired to find a man who has absconded with a small fortune in credits from his former and very upset employer. Second and third stories are already in the primary development writing stages.

More on Zipper's world and environments soon.


Blogger Tohoscope said...

Very ambitious stuff. I'm looking forward to this project going live. Looks like it'll be a hit.

8:44 AM

Blogger Made in DNA said...

Thanks much for the encouragement! We are working hard to bring everyone the best story we can. I am enjoying every moment of working on the project, even though it constitutes a lot of work.

Best regards,
Made in DNA

9:58 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Having had a chance to see some of the things in the works, I for one am excited. I look forward to reading them on my PSP.

8:53 AM

Blogger Made in DNA said...

Thanks my man! We look forward to putting it in your hands!

5:27 PM


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