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.

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Zombie Cat!

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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 – 03.09.2015

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).

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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.

Monday Links and News – 03.02.2015

Another MSU Comics Forum come and gone. And oh, what fun we had. The Comics Forum kicked off my 2015 appearance schedule, which continues to evolve, like a Pokemon. I lost a show (SPACE), and then added two more shows (Appleseed and GRASP), and then got SPACE back.

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My table at the MSU Comics Forum.

 

I know. Keep up if you can. SPACE (the Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo) was originally scheduled for April, then it’s location shutdown. The new SPACE date is July, which I didn’t think would work for me, so I canceled.

Looking to replace SPACE, I got into the GRASP Comic Expo in Grand Rapids (June). Then, I also got into Appleseed Comic Con in Indiana (May). Life, as it is prone to do, threw a curveball and I ended up being able to attend the rescheduled SPACE. My table money had not been refunded yet (thankfully), which made it easy for me to jump back on board.

My 2015 schedule, so far:

*May 16 – May 17 – Fort Wayne, IN – Appleseed Comic Con

*May 22 – May 24 – Traverse City, MI – Cherry Capital Comic Con

*June 27 – June 28 – Grand Rapids, MI – GRASP Comic Expo

*July 18 – July 19 – Columbus, OH – SPACE (Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo)

Yes, I have shows on back to back weekends in May. Oh, boy.

In other news, I added a new cartoon print to my Society6 store.

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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.