I was able to attend the Pittsburgh Comic Con and found myself making a brief appearance on “The Chris Yambar Show”. Chris is the creator of “Mr.Beat” and the writer of numerous comics including “The Simpsons” comics.Continue reading “Forward by Chris Yambar”
This is good news for those of you who enjoy reading from real paperback books now and then, just click on the cover image to the left and you will be able to order a copy even if you can not make it to one of the Con’s we’ll be attending this year. If you happen to be a “brick and mortar” comics shop, good news for you as well. The “Am I There Yet” collection is available on Comics Monkey which caters to comic book shops.
A digital version is not yet available, but I will be working on that as I attempt to spruce up my shop page. I will (of course) still be making these print versions and the mini comic available at cons. So be sure to stop by and say hello if I’m attending at one in your area!
Amongst the many projects I am preparing for I’ve also been trying to put together a book featuring the first year’s worth of Ralf the Destroyer comic strips from the web (preview to the left). All together it will likely be a 160 page soft cover book in Manga digest dimensions (5″ x 7.5″).
So this will be the new thing I’ll be show casing at the Comic Cons I’m attending this year in addition to the first issue mini comic (24 pgs) I had on display last year. The mini comic will have a new cover (see left also) and I’m looking into having Ka-Blam do the printing, it all looks promising so far. If all goes well I’ll be doing this from an updated Ralf the Destroyer booth (2.0).Continue reading “Print & Digital Books”
I just spent my day on a whirlwind road trip to local comic book haunts to pick up the current (July) issue of Comics Buyer’s Guide #1667. Why do such a thing? Well, because this very web comic gleaned a write-up in Kris Manty’s column Alien Invaders from the Internet in this very issue!Continue reading “CBG #1667 is Out!”
I’m finishing up a side project tentatively called “Ralf the Destroyer: Chronicles of Xyo” Issue #1, it’s a black and white, ashcan comic book (about 8″x 5″) with (hopefully) a color cover.
When I started developing the story of Ralf I wanted to make sure I had enough material to keep up with daily syndication for about 11 years, a daunting task. The reason for this was from Lee Nordling’s book Your Career in Comics where there was a quote saying that comics didn’t become profitable until this point. That was many moons ago and it seems now a days a five year contract is the norm with syndicates and 10 years is more like the life span of many newer comics rather than their jump off point.Continue reading “Ashcan Project”