Monday Links and News – 01.05.2014

I got news over the weekend about the MSU Comics Forum. I am officially going back to artist alley again this year–making it my second year in a row at the MSU Comics Forum. I wrote about my first outing over on Clattertron (where I write all of my comic show recaps).

I learned a lot about attending comic shows in the past year since my first appearance at the MSU Comics Forum. I’m looking forward to my second year of comic shows, now that I have a better idea about what I am doing. I really had no idea what I was doing at the MSU Comics Forum last year, but I still did well.

I’m going to try to put together a new mini-comic collection (or two) before the MSU Comics Forum. Maybe, maybe, I’ll try to make a three-part show exclusive for the MSU Comics Forum (and the following shows). Working digitally now makes such a thing easier (I’m already working on comics for February).

Come see me and a bunch of other artists–including guest of honor Sergio Aragones in February. I’ll post more details closer to the show.

Clattertron Updates

Blog Post – Christmas Cartoons: Watercolor Snowman Families

I painted watercolor snowman families for Christmas gifts. 4″ x 6″ on watercolor paper. Want one? I’m open for commissions.

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 – 12.29.2014

Another year comes to an end. What will 2015 bring? Giant frogs? Maybe. More shows for me, at least. My convention schedule for 2015 is already shaping up. I’m for sure going back to SPACE in April, and I’m waiting to hear if I made the cut for the MSU Comics Forum again or not (I’m pretty sure I’m in though).

It isn’t looking like I’ll have much time for shows in June (family stuff), but May is open for the most part. While I loved the Cherry Capital Comic Con last year, and want to go back, I might pass it this year in favor of trying out Motor City Comic Con.

A table at Motor City Comic Con costs more, but I won’t have to get a hotel room (family lives nearby) and I won’t have the long drive either (so I’ll save on gas). My cost for each show would probably be just about the same (give or take).

In a perfect world, I would do both Motor City Comic Con and Cherry Capital Comic Con–but, I don’t think I can afford both, even though in terms of schedule, I could attend both.

This year’s Christmas card led to perhaps my favorite self-portrait to date.

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That’s me!

Clattertron Updates

Blog Post – Behind the Scenes: So long, AdWords

I had to say good-bye to using AdWords to advertise Clattertron.

Blog Post - Amazon Enigmas: 2014 Last Minute Holiday Gift Guide

A new Amazon Enigmas post.

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 – 12.08.2014

Event this weekend!

Visit me, and others, at a local comic creators event this Saturday, Dec. 13th at Red Fox Comics.

red fox comic event sign

Buy our stuff.

This is a good chance to get your last-minute gift shopping out-of-the-way–buy all kinds of fun stuff from local artists. I’ll have watercolor sketch cards and postcards for sale, along with mini-comics. I’ll be selling sketches as well (I’ll even add watercolor for extra).

If you want some else, you can always check out my merchandise for sale online (shirts, tote bags, prints, etc).

Clattertron Updates

I whipped up a comic about the teaser trailer for the new Star Wars movie. Fun stuff, can’t wait.

Blog PostBehind the Scenes: Being Topical

On why I decided to whip up a topical comic at the last-minute, even though I already had one ready to go for last Monday.

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 – 12.01.2014

So long, November. Hello, December. 

Good news: I’m part of a local comic creators event on Dec. 13th at Red Fox Comics on Lansing’s West Side (Delta Township).

red fox comic event sign

Buy our stuff.

The fun starts at noon on Dec. and goes until 4 PM. I’ll be selling my comic wares along with other Lansing area creators. I’ll have a post about the event on up Clattertron closer to the 13th.

Clattertron Updates

Blog PostThankful For

My own run down of what I am thankful for this year.

Looking for unique Christmas/other holiday gifts? I sell original art y’know.

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 – 11.24.2014

Updates. You heard me, updates. 

Specifically, website updates. Even more specifically, to clattertron.com. I overhauled the look: changed the colors, tweaked the sidebar contents, and changed some of my image elements.

Adding color was a long time coming. I wanted to do something to shake up the look of Clattertron, and I felt a bit of color was the way to go (for now). I tweaked the header image, removing the eye patch/face logo (for now) added a color No Filter Fox. I did away with the ‘video game’ text on the header, the blog, and my comic navigation buttons.

How? I traced the text in Clip Studio Paint on my Surface. I like the handwritten touch it added, which I felt fit the site a bit better. I will likely tweak some more stuff soon. I can’t decided if I like something until I see it up on the website a few times.

Other news: I added a new design to my Society6 store. Coffee lovers, take note.

Clattertron Updates

Blog PostBehind the Scenes: The New Digital Comic Work Flow

Blog Post - Behind the Scenes: You Had Me at “Coff” T-Shirt

Blog Post - Let’s Talk About the Surface Pro 3 Type Cover

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