I’m excited to announce the launch of a passion project I’ve been working on for over a year with a writer in Chicago Steven White, aka Seven, on this Valentine’s Day, 2022. What started as weekly zoom meetings to exchange story ideas and concept drawings organically grew into a compelling narrative as characters began to form and ideas bubbled to the surface brought about by the challenging and perplexing times we were experiencing in our collective lives. This story feels very “of the moment” and Seven and I wanted to find a way to bring an audience along with us as it forms rather than keep it hidden away until the entire story has been written and drawn. The hope is to keep it alive and growing in dialogue with reader interaction. Kickstarter seemed like an appropriate choice and so today marks the christening of our ship Ancient Futures as we embark into the great unknown. I hope you’ll check it out and consider joining us on the journey. We have a 40-page Part One that is scheduled to print this spring and ship this summer if the Kickstarter is successful, and we hope it captures your imagination as much as the creation of it has for Seven and myself. Thank you! http://kck.st/3oLKLgi
I’m looking forward to RCCC next Friday, but examining my inventory of The Comic Book Story of Beer comps, I’m afraid I may not have enough to get me through the weekend. It looks like I’m just shy of 20 copies and since the book won’t be officially released until Sept 22nd, I’ll have to go with what I’ve got. If you’re planning to be at RCCC and want to ensure that you’ll be able to pick up a copy while supplies last, drop me an email and we can work out the details. I’m also up for doing a sketch in the book beforehand if you order ahead of time. During the con I probably won’t do much beyond a signature and a quick doodle, but if you want something more like the examples below, please contact me this week.
It’s an exciting time for The Comic Book Story of Beer. Reviews are starting to trickle in like this ARTICLE on suvudu.com! It’s great to hear that people are enjoying it! Cheers!
Apokolips (AKA eBay) is selling original art to benefit Hero Initiative, the charity that helps comic book creators in medical or financial need. Here’s the LINK to the page for my “Wake Up and Draw” original, but the Hero Initiative is listing many delicious, mouthwatering wafflesauctions.
Tomorrow I’ll be heading to New York to enjoy the city and attend Special Edition NYC June 6th and 7th. I’ll have books, original art, and prints, as well as a galley of The Comic Book Story of Beer! I’m hoping to meet many a beer enthusiast and perhaps gather some preorders for the book. If you want some additional info on the book, please check out the website thecomicbookstoryofbeer.com.
Below is an image of “The Crustacean Agent” that I created specifically for Special Edition NY to be used as badge art:Here’s a Robot 6 article with a couple other images for badges created by folks from Periscope Studio.
The Crustacean Agent originally appeared in the Monsters & Dames 2015 Art Book (see below). The ECCC exclusive is currently sold out, but I’ll have a few prints available in NY. Hope to see you there!