Monday, July 8, 2019

Trade Paperback #2, San Diego Comic Con, SDCC Variant, and more!

Long time, no talk!

With the whole series finishing up last year there hasn't been a lot of updates to share, so instead of overwhelming you with multiple tiny updates I figured I'd save up:)

Trade Paperback #2!

The first big news is that the second trade paperback containing Books 4-7 hits store shelves THIS WEEK! July 10th! If you can't find it at your local comic shop you can order copies direct from me at Amazon should have them soon, too!

It's truly a BEAST, clocking in at 228 pages long and weighing almost 2lbs!! So if you've been waiting for the second trade to have your matching set, your time is now!

San Diego Comic Con!

But that's really only the tip of the iceberg, because the bigger news is that I'll be at the San Diego Comic Con this year!! SDCC is THE biggest comic convention in the world and the one that has all those fancy panels where they show clips of Star Wars and Avengers movies waaay in advance. I've never hit this show but always wanted to, so this will be a fun experience!!

I'll be set up in Small Press at table O-02, in sight of the Oni Press booth.

And I'm trying to bring out the big guns for the show, reprinting every book I was running low on(2nd printing of Books 3-4, 4th printing of Book 1), making sure TPB2 was done and on shelves in time, AND even soliciting a brand spanking new variant cover for Book 3 that will be an exclusive giveaway at SDCC!!

This variant cover is by Jonathan Kirtz, a concept and game design artist who worked on things like Batman: Arkham Asylum, Kingdoms of Amalur, and King's Forge. Very talented dude. He did this epic painted piece originally as just a pinup for the new TPB, but after I started to see it come together I realized it would make a very fun variant! So that's what I did:) I printed 1000 copies of that variant of Book 3 exclusively for San Diego and will be giving them out FREE all weekend! If you're at the con, just swing by table O-02 in Small Press!

I'm bringing just about everything, including all 7 books, all variants, both TPBs, prints, original art, stuffed goblins, and t-shirts! It's gonna be a blast!!

What's Next?

So what's next on the horizon from here?

The main thing on my plate is still trying to get my first novel a proper publisher. The book is a bit weird, so most folks seem scared off, but I'm planning to send it off to 100 agents and if they all pass, I'll end up self-publishing that as well.

I'm also working on ideas for the next few things I may work on. I have another comic I've been brainstorming on and doodling ideas for, as well as a couple of other novels I'm working out the pieces for.

And that's about it for now:)

Hopefully I'll see some folks at San Diego in 2 weeks, and I hope anyone who's anxiously been awaiting the second trade paperback enjoys it when it hits their hands!