Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Progress and determination

I am making steady progress on inking issue 12 of Intermezzo.  I just completed page 17.  At my current rate and with no problems I will have time to get issue 12 printed by Heroescon (no problems, like that ever happens).

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Deadlines and issue 12.

I am still working I completing issue 12, I am well into inking the issue.  Having it completed and printed by Heroescon is still the goal.

I have a few conventions between now and Heroescon but I am taking a drafting board and pens with me to ink at the show.  That works fine, but at the Winston Salem convention last Saturday, it was so busy I didn't get a lot done.  That's kind of a good problem to have.

This Sunday is Charlotte and next Saturday is Richmond.  Hope to see a lot of people there.

And if you come up to me at a show, act like a secret agent giving the password and say "the platypus flies at midnight" you win a prize.  I mean a prize other than me laughing like an idiot, but you'll get that too.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Conventions, I've had a few

I've been to Winston Salem for JayandEddies convention, had a pretty good day.  Talked to a lot of people (I'm trying not to be a table hermit).  Great experience.

After that was a con in my hometown of Lexington, NC.  It's the second year and a very fun, artist based show.  There are far more artists than dealers, and it was busy with just enough breaks to socialize with other artists (and not be a table hermit, I'm working on it).  I did better than the first year, all you can ask for.

Drawing table bound

I am working hard to complete issue 12 of Intermezzo so I can have it by Heroescon.  For quite some time I have been committing a lot of time to sketches and art prints.  They do well at conventions, and definitely help make ends meet at a show.  But it has taken a lot if time away from the reason I do this; Intermezzo.
It's a paradox.
But 12 is close (not as close as I would like) and I am getting that rush of creative excitement to get it out there.  Wendy (my wife and editor) says it's the best issue since number one;  I would agree, things have kicked into gear.
I've added some combo deals which have increased sales of my comics.  I've been very pleased over the last few shows.

If at all possible issue 12 will be finished in a few weeks.  Don't hold me to that.  Wait... Do hold me to that.  Don't let me have an excuse.  My fans have been asking for issue 12 (you know, all 4 of my fans).

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Busy weekend

On the road a lot this past weekend.  I attended JayandEddies Comic Book show in Winston Salem,NC.  That was a fun show.  Got to spend some time with family beforehand, and then had a good day at the show.  I know a lot of people there, because I have done a bunch of cons in Winston (conventions, not convicts; that sounded dirty but wasn't).

Then on Sunday my wife and I went to Charlotte with 2 friends to see Adam West and Burt Ward.  Mad Monster Party is mostly a horror Con, but they had Batman and Robin there!  So we got to talk to them(quite a bit really, not like the rush job you usually get).  We got autographs and a picture made.  It was fantastic!  Add to that seeing a couple of artists I know and I was thrilled.
Tired, but thrilled.

John Hairston is one of those artists, if you don't know his work, you should check it out.  Matthew Smith was the other, his graphic novel Bee Sting was adapted into a horror movie and played as part of the film festival.  Really impressive.

Busy weekend, but fun.  It was a great time.  Now, back to work (sigh).