I just got word from two more cool artists.They have agreed to do Rapid City pin-ups in up coming issues.
For me, this is a cool way to build relationships in the business as well as fill page space. Story-wise, it actually helps to fill in some dramatic gaps. For example, I was worried that the character Hourglass might not be carrying the dramatic weight that she needs for the next four issues. By running some pin-ups featuring the character, I remind the reader that she will be important and they should look out for her. I also, hopefully, makes the reader curious about who these characters are.