Just because you share an advanced alien hive mind doesn’t mean you necessarily use it…
The first issue of Cooties is now available in print! You can order it on IndyPlanet as either a physical mini-comic book, or as a digital PDF. For this edition, I have completely re-scanned, re-colored, and re-lettered every page from what originally appeared on the site (I think I’ve come quite a ways since initially starting this project). I sincerely thank any of you who can help support my work by making a purchase!
It’s been over a year since I’ve updated the blog, but I certainly haven’t been idle. I’ve been plugging away at Cooties, and, since Salt Lake City finally has an official twice-yearly Comic Con (two blocks from where I work, no less), I finally decided to get down to business and get a print edition put together. Cooties issue #1 debuted at Salt Lake Comic Con on September 4th, and is now up for sale on Indyplanet!
I shared a table with fellow indie comicker Mark Harmon, and I met my goal of breaking even. I learned a ton about tabling in Artist Alley; foremost, people visiting AA are more interested in buying original art of their favorite characters from creators than they are in independent comics they’ve never heard of. I made a lot more money drawing commissions than I did with Cooties. Something to think about for next time.
Anyway, here are shots of some of the commissions I did:
1 – Rocket & Groot!
2 – TMNT Mikey
3- Daryl and Rick from The Walking Dead
4 – Some video game characters I’d never heard of
5 – 50′s greaser Batman!
6 – Steampunk Ron Swanson
7 – Ronan the Accuser from GotG (How it REALLY should have ended)
To sum up, I had a blast, and even let my sons have some time selling their drawings at my table (I would have killed for that at their age). I met a lot of great people, and am looking forward to my next opportunity to table again next year!
Hey everyone! Salt Lake Comic Con is next month, Sept. 4-6. I’ll be in Artist Alley, booth Black 32, sharing a table with Mark Harmon! I will be debuting the first version of Cooties in print, Issue #1 of my Infestation storyline! See you there!
The SpiderForest comic of the week is Dark White by Lillian Aguilar:
Dark White is a webcomic which takes the reader to Faya, where gods and creatures from our own mythology interact. All cultures have their own creation myths. Faya is no different. They believe that in the beginning of their world it was a true paradise. But it did not last. The gods went to war for leadership of the world. This period of time, known as The God’s War, brought disorder and chaos into the new world. The war went on for aeons and the people of Faya suffered for it. Our story takes place long after The God’s War, which took place in the early days of Faya. This is the story of “The Second God’s War” and those who attempt to stop it.
We went to see Frozen over the weekend, and I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. It’s very Disney-princessy, so my 8-year old daughter loved the heck out of it. I thought it was beautifully done, and I liked how the story flipped the traditional fairy-tale ending on its head. And holy wow, Idina Menzel is such a great singer. She made the musical numbers in this movie very easy on the ears.
Anyway, here’s a little bit of fan art I sketched out on my iPad yesterday. It’s the main characters, Elsa & Anna, as kids. I want to see the prequel movie with more of their adorableness, and how Elsa got her powers. Or we could go with the sequel, when Elsa is recruited by Charles Xavier to attend his school for gifted youngsters…