The Save Senryu Fundraiser

So as you know I?ve been planning on getting my book Senryu out for Indy Comic Book Week, and have been posting previews and progress here and on the ICBW blog.

Double-page spread from Senryu.

As you might also know my Space-Gun studios mates Jake Ekiss, Vinh Luan Luu and Paul Milligan and I have been pushing really hard on the Indy Comic Book Week front, and are really excited about the opportunity to get our books into stores.

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Double-page spread from Senryu.

Well due to circumstances beyond my control Senryu is now in jeopardy of not making it to the shelves on December 30th. I had a very large freelance project get pushed back until after the New Year, and as such it leaves very little room in the budget for essentials, much less printing costs for a comic that, no matter how well recieved, is guaranteed to lose money.

So, while I don?t like to beg, I?m going to start a PayPal fund raising event for printing and shipping costs and see how it goes. My goal? A whopping $300US to cover printing costs and shipping to as many participating stores as possible. The deadline to send the files to print is November 15th.

Anyone who donates more than $25 will get a copy of the book mailed to them with a nice thank you note. I?ll end up donating original art and other goodies to folks who participate as well. More on that later.

Donations can be made via PayPal to soulcoredot (at) gmail.com.

Shameless PayPal Donate button below for your enjoyment!

Thanks in advance to everyone who’s followed my progress so far and offered advice and support, you guys rock. Now let’s see if we can get this thing into stores!

And just for visitng, here’s another preview page.

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Are you a daydreamer?

Indy Comic Book Week has taken off more than we could have ever hoped, and with the TWAYKI graphic novel finished I’ve had some time to focus on side gigs and pet projects.

Below is my page for One Night Stand entitled Daydreamer. It’s a mini comic being put together by David Hopkins for ICBW.

ONE NIGHT STAND is a collection of one-page stories, all about “casual encounters.” This mini-comic will explore sex and intimacy, guilt and anonymity, risk and fantasy.

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I’ll be working on Senryu next while I wait for my next day-job script to come in. I’ll be finishing it up this week and getting it ready for Indy Comic Book Week as well.

Stay tuned.

One Night Stand

Testing out the WordPress iPhone app with the new blog setup. If all goes as planned below you should see my penciled contribution to David Hopkins‘ Indy Comic Book Week project One Night Stand.

Written by David Hopkins, ONE NIGHT STAND is a series of one-page vignettes, a collaboration with 32 artists – centered around a theme of casual sex and brief intimate encounters.

Be sure and pick it up come Indy Comic Book Week.

The World As You Know It

What does 6 months of hard, artistic work look like? I?d imagine something like this.

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Above is the completed 100 pages for my first ever original graphic novel. I still can?t show the lettered pages or give away the plot but it was a blast to work on and I learned a lot. I feel like I finally have a grasp on my own personal style and can do it at a consistent pace.

I finished up the pages somewhat early thanks to a week-long productive streak, and will begin a new book for the same company in November.

In the meantime I?m finishing up colors on a 4 page pitch project that, once again, I can?t show or talk much about thanks to an NDA. Look for that next October.

It?s a been a busy few weeks and I?ll be posting some more about our Studio side-project Indy Comic Book Week tomorrow, as well as my contributions to it, Senryu & One Night Stand.