Monday Links and News – 04.20.2015

I know I have not updated in a bit, but good news! My Free Comic Book Day plans are finalized now. I’m splitting the day between two different comic shops in Lansing on Saturday, May 2nd:

8:00 AM to 10:30 AM: Clem’s Comics & Games (216 S. Washington Sq., Suite B, Lansing, MI, 48933)

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM: Red Fox Comics (723 Brookside Dr., Lansing, MI, 48917)

Bonus Appearance! I’m a guest at the Capital City Comic Con the same weekend, but Sunday May 3rd only.

The other news is, I’m nearly finished preparing my coloring book to sell at shows. This is my first stab at a coloring book, and I’m super happy with how the pages turned out. I drew 12 unique pictures for the coloring book, and plan to have it for sale starting on Free Comic Book Day.

Here’s a peek at a few of the pages, via my Instagram.

Coloring book final pages test print. clattertron.com #cartoon #drawing #cats #coloringbook

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The coloring books are made up of 11″x17″ pages, folded in half–so 11″x8.5″ I guess, and ‘zine style.’ I bought a long reach stapler and everything. This is the largest book I’ve made to sell at shows to date (the others being comic book size and my mini-comics). Everything is going as planned so far, I’m now waiting on a printing estimate for the covers, which will be in color.

I may sell these coloring books via my Etsy shop, but that would be later down the road (depending on what I have left after May).

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Monday Links and News – 03.30.2015

I think my Free Comic Book Day plans are all set. Official details soon, but tentatively I am splitting the day between two different comic book stores in Lansing–and I will be at an event on the next day too. I have no reason to think all of this won’t fall into place, I’m just waiting on the final times and confirmations before I spread all the details.

Speaking of comics, here’s a behind the scenes look at last week’s Clattertron comic. My script and thumbnails. Woo hoo!

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Monday Links and News – 03.23.2015

I signed up for Instagram last week. I’m still figuring out how I want to use it, but for now I’m there as @clattertron (I couldn’t get my usual danieljhogan). Using Instgram to share a photo to multiple sites at once is handy, I must admit. People like photos.

Sure, there will probably be a few cat photos, but I will try to keep it mostly about drawing/comics stuff. No food photos though. Maybe photos of food drawings, but I want to avoid food photos.

The other news last week was, I started taking a cartooning class at Lansing Community College. I’m always looking to improve and this no-credit/continuing education class fit the bill for me. The class is taught by Lansing artist Dennis Preston. He makes great stuff.

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Daniel J. Hogan’s other blog is clattertron.com. The blog on danieljhogan.com is for weekly links, news, general updates, and other rambling.

Monday Links and News – 03.16.2015

I have a couple more events on the horizon, it seems. I’ll wait until they are officially official (“officially!”) to post ‘em here though.

Even though I don’t have another appearance until May, I am still preparing for convention season. I picked up a bunch of clear plastic bags for my paintings and prints, and yesterday I bought a folding hand cart to carry my trusty artist ally tub. My back is really happy about such a purchase.

I added some more items to my Etsy shop and took new photos for the existing items, using my new Foldio light box/photo studio thingy. That’s the technical term, yes.

zombie cat

Zombie Cat!

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Monday Links and News – 03.09.2015

A new year means time to shake things up. Business wise, that is. I opened my own Etsy shop last week. My goal, for now, is to focus on selling my 4×6 watercolor cartoons (and postcards). These are the same watercolor cartoons I sell at my appearances (and for the same price, although there’s shipping involved with Etsy).

settlers of catan postcard

One of my watercolor postcards. Settlers of Catan inspired.

Setting up an Etsy shop is easy, but a lot of work. I’m excited to see how this goes. Etsy charges money to list items, but it is a very popular website, and 20 cents ain’t so bad. I go into detail about the hows and whys of opening my Etsy shop in this Clattertron blog post. Give it a read. I will add more items to my Etsy shop soon, so keep checking back.

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Daniel J. Hogan’s other blog is clattertron.com. The blog on danieljhogan.com is for weekly links, news, general updates, and other rambling.