Monday Links and News – 05.11.2015

I survived my jam packed Free Comic Book Day and Capital City Comic Con weekend. Barely, I think. Nothing like getting a cold the day before a busy weekend kicks off. Three events in two days. Woof. But, I did very well. The best part–I sold eleven of my new coloring book over the course of the weekend (I think it broke down to three, four, and four sold at each event).

Here’s a video of me at Capital City Comic Con talking about my stuff. Thanks to Joe at MI Geek Scene for the interview.

This weekend, I’m off to Indiana for the Appleseed Comics & Arts Convention. I’m excited to try out a new show and to get my stuff in front of a new crowd.

Next weekend, I’m off to Traverse City for Cherry Capital Comic Con. Yes, three cons in one month. I am that crazy.

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Monday Links and News – 04.27.2015

A big weekend ahead!  Free Comic Book Day is this Saturday (May 2nd), and you can see me at two places:

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)

Don’t forget! I’m a guest at the Capital City Comic Con the same weekend, but Sunday May 3rd only.

This weekend you can buy one of my brand new coloring books! I spent the weekend folding pages and stapling, bringing a crazy few weeks of hard work to a close. Next time, I’ll work on a coloring book in the Winter (aka Convention Off Season), not a few weeks before a string of shows. Oof. I’m tired.

Here’s a shot of one of the finished coloring books.

Assembling coloring books. One down, 59 to go. clattertron.com #cartoon #drawing #art #coloringbook #make

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Yes. Sixty coloring books, although only 40 of those are for sale to the public (the other 20 Stephanie wanted me to get for family, etc). I thought of making more, but I didn’t want to overdo things. Always better to sell out of a smaller run than get stuck with a hundred copies I can’t move. I can always make more.

Next time though, I’ll see about the print shop making the entire book, not just the cover (thanks to ASAP Printing in Okemos for a great job on the covers).

I will get a few coloring books up for sale in my Etsy shop, but not for a couple of weeks (I’m too busy getting ready for Free Comic Book Day weekend). I do not have plans to sell a digital version of the coloring book (like a PDF) at this time, and don’t really plan on doing so. I want a fun physical item to sell at shows, etc. We’ll see, I could change my mind, but it is not a priority at the moment.

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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.