Exciting news! Lee and Ed will be appearing at two library functions coming up in the next few weeks.
On Oct 18, this Saturday, we will make an appearance at the Hancock County Public Library for the Teen Author Session. The library is located at 900 W. Mckenzie Rd, Greenfield, IN 46140, and the event runs from 10 to 2 PM. We will be a part of the Teen Books panel, answering questions and talking shop. It is free to attend and you can register online.
A few weeks later, on Nov 1st we’ll be at the Carmel Clay Public Library Local Author Fair. The library is located at 55 4th Ave SE Carmel, IN 46032. The Author Fair runs from 1 to 4 PM, and will showcase many local authors. We hope to see you there.
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Reading roundup: I just finished reading Bob Howard: Plumber of the Unknown and I love it!
This story is written by Rafael Nieves and illustrated by Dan Dougherty. I think it’s been out for a while, but I recently discovered it. Bob is an unassuming plumber who often finds himself confronted with the supernatural. If you see it, I highly recommend it.
Lee and Sam curated a zine entitled Pizzacats of which I’m proud to say I contributed art for. The magazine is a visual representation of the powerful combination of pizza and cats.
Along with writing comic books, I also work in the highly satisfying medium of cake prose. Here is a “Non-poison cake.” Some may find it a little suspicious, others may wonder where the “poison cakes” are kept, but everyone will agree the cake is delicious. I bet my life on it.
In other news, I’m happy to announce my wife and I are having baby number 2! She’s due at the end of January 2015. Here’s a shot of baby #1 learning how to take a selfie with dear old dad. Please note we do give our children actual names and don’t only refer to them by their assigned chronological order of birth. :)
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Here’s a surprise that’s been a while in coming. We met Jarod at Appleseed Comic Con this year and were happy to receive this sketch of Subira and her big kitty. My apologies to Jarod for not posting this sooner. You can find more of Jarod’s work here!
Actually it wasn’t that bad. During the convention, people were texting and tweeting us if we were okay like it was a war zone, but for us at least we made it out unscathed. In fact most of the drama occurred unbeknownst to us until the following morning.
Lee and I ventured to Schaumburg, IL, my hometown coincidentally, to attend the non –affiliated Tumblr convention known as Dashcon to promote our comic Little Guardians. Apparently there was quite a bit of controversy over an impromptu fundraiser to keep the convention going. Allegedly the hotel demanded payment at the end of the first day which made the organizers ask for donations, but then it was reported there was no such demand from the hotel and the organizers merely conned (pun intended!) people out of 17,000 in donations. While I cannot confirm or lay truth to any of these claims, I will say the convention was ripe with frustration, anxiety, and anger, and there was certainly a strained aura lingering in the air.
All in all we had a good time speaking with other creators and fans so even though this convention will go down in infamy, I’m glad to have had the pleasure of meeting the cool people that we did. Lee got to display his voice acting skills as Arthur from Cabin Pressure in a fan-written script presentation/panel, as well as running a panel about online comics. Both panels went smoothly. We sold some books, gave out promotional bookmarks, and represented our webcomic so I’m proud to say we survived Dashcon 2014.
I’m thinking about making T-shirts WE SURVIVED DASHCON 2014, and starting a convention solely for Dashcon 2014 survivors. :-)
Little Guardians will be signing for Free Comic Book Day this year at Half Price Books in Greenwood, IN. We’ll have copies of Little Guardians Books 1 and 2. Half Price Books is adding their own spin to this event, making it not just about comics:
Comic Book Day & the 501st Legion
Come to your Greenwood Shoppes HPB on Saturday, May 3, from 10 am to 4 pm, for an action-packed day of comic book fun. Bam! Wear your favorite comic character costume and enter to win a $25 HPB Gift Card. Ka-Pow! Shop local artisans The Aerosoul Project & The Director’s Cabin comic book themed handmade crafts. Boink! Enter our comic book trivia and caption contests.Wham-O! Watch out for an invasion by Star Wars Indiana’s 501st Legion, from 2-4 pm.
See you there!
There is a lot going on, and we’ll be there!