To celebrate the ICBW event and Senryu I?ve got a couple of specials offers to those who can make it out to the signing; here’s what I’ll have going on for the event.
As well as Senryu I’ll have copies of the Synesthetic anthology, Real Magicalism, One Off and my first work Weird West. Prints of all sizes will be super cheap, I’ll be doing sketches and taking commissions AND I have 3 limited edition 13×19 Senryu prints for the first 3 people who buy the book and mention them.
My first book, Senryu, will be available (almost) nationwide on Wednesday December 30th, better know as the first day of Indy Comic Book Week. You?ll be able to pick it up it up at participating ICBW retailers starting on new comic book day between Christmas & New Years Eve.
If you don?t know what Indy Comic Book Week is check it out here. It?s the brainchild of our comic collective Space-Gun Studios, and you can support it by going into your local shop Dec. 30th and checking out all of the independent comics on display. Give them a chance, and you might find something you like.
Senryu will be available at the fine comic shops below:
So thanks to the generous folks who’ve contributed to the Save Senryu Fundraiser it looks I should be able to get the book printed, granted a few more donations come in before the 15th.
Since it’s looking good I’m keeping to the same schedule and should be going to print the end of next week.
This weekend has been dedicated to creating the cover and I wanted to share with you guys. This will give you a little peak into the process as well as an idea of what to look for on shelves come December 30th.
Once I settle on a layout I do a rough pencil sketch at about 8×10.
Next up I scan that, print it out at 11×17 on bristol as blue lines and ink it with various brushes, pens, brush-pens, toothbrushes, etc.
Next I scan it in, prep the lineart for colors and do the basic typeesetting. Then I prep to do flats.
Flatting is monotonous but essential.
Once flats are finished I go in and do the final coloring and rendering. This is the really fun part.
Once colors are done It’s back to typesetting and design for color choices and final placement, etc. I went with a studio standard 1/3 wrap cover, since all our Space-Gun books share the feature.
And there’s the finished piece, now you know what to look for come December 30th.
Thanks for reading, if you’d like to donate please do, the fundraiser will be ongoing until the 15th when I go to print or overshoot my deadline!
So, after much frustration at the hands of a crafty domain squatter the blog is finally back up and runningl. WordPress is good to go and the database has been recovered. Big thanks to my good friend Amelia for all the technical help. Also, my apologies for the repeat posts. We’re back to normal now and you should see nothing but new material from here on out.
Despite the downtime I’ve been busy on several fronts and have a few noteworthy updates. First up is…
Paul Milligan did the logo and I put together the website and we started spreading the word through social media, and it’s actually taken off quite well. At the moment we have upwards of 20 DFW area stores participating (including Zeus, Titan, Madness and Lone Star), and will have a chance to get our own books on “new comic” shelves come December 30th.