Monday Links and News – 03.03.2014

I learned a lot at my first Artist Alley appearance. I learned a lot, and I sold stuff–always a great combination. Coloring sketches with markers was not as smooth as I hoped (or as pretty), so I decided to experiment with water color for next time. So far, so good. It will take practice, as does everything, but I like the look and it adds another fun layer to the sketches I sell (and it is fun).

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Monday Links and News – 02.24.2014

The MSU Comics Forum was this past weekend. A big thanks to those who bought Clattertron mini-comics and sketches. The Comics Forum was my first real show exhibiting stuff, and I learned a bunch. Looking forward to my next show, SPACE, in April. I also signed up for Cherry Capital Comic Con in May (just waiting for confirmation). Shows and conventions are fun, but they are a lot of work and exhausting. In a good way, though.

I will have recap posts of the Comics Forum on Clattertron soon. Probably tomorrow and Wednesday.

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See Me at the MSU Comics Forum Artist’s Alley Today!

Looking for a fun, free, way to spend your Saturday? The MSU Comics Forum Artist’s Alley is today (11 AM to 5 PM). I will be there, selling mini-comics (five different books) and sketches.

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Poster by Stan Sakai. Image via the MSU Comics Forum site.

Where is the MSU Comics Forum?

Snyder/Phillips Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.


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Once you are inside the building, look for the poster above–arrows should point the way to Artist’s Alley.

How Much to Get In?

Entry to the MSU Comics Forum is free and open to the public!

Can I Bring Kids to the MSU Comics Forum?

Yes! The MSU Comics Forum is an all-ages event, so bring the kids along.

What is Artist’s Alley?

Artist’s Alley is where, as the name suggests, comic artists and writers have tables set up. They will be selling comics, merchandise, and/or sketches to guests. Last I heard, there are nearly 40 artists, including keynote speaker Stan Sakai, lined up for today.

TIP: if you plan on buying items at Artist’s Alley, bring cash.

Why Should I Visit Artist’s Alley?

Artist’s Alley is a great chance to meet comic creators and artists face to face. You might even find a new favorite comic to read–so it is a great chance to sample a lot of work at one time. There will be many Michigan writers and artists too, and a good chunk are from the Lansing area. Support your local creatives. If you like original artwork, buying a sketch at Artist’s Alley is a fun experience–especially for kids.

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Buy one of these today (folded up).

Come to the MSU Comics Forum today! Doors open at 11 AM and close at 5 PM–and remember, entry is FREE.

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Monday Links and News (Tuesday Edition) – 02.11.2014

Big weekend coming soon. The MSU Comics Forum is the weekend of 22nd, and I’ll be there at Artist Alley. Working hard on finishing a new mini-comic to sell, called Chocolate Quest. An amazing title, I know, but sometimes simple is the way to go. No Filter Fox and HB go on a quest, for chocolate. Simple.

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Inking Chocolate Quest, part 1.

My goal for Chocolate Quest is to tell a story with little or no dialogue–to focus on the visuals. I’m happy with the first strip, and I have the next three pages paneled or at least thumbnailed. I also have an idea for a fifth page to include in a possible eBook collection I would sell on Gumroad.

One thing at a time though. I need to have all four pages finished before next weekend, as I want to sell the complete story (and folks who buy the mini-comic at the MSU Comics Forum will see parts 3 and 4 early!).

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Monday Links and News – 02.03.2014

April will be an adventure! I will be attending SPACE in April–the Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo. I was worried I didn’t apply in time, but I heard back and I will be one of the exhibitors this year. If you are in Columbus, Ohio this April 12 – 13, please pay me a visit at SPACE. I’ll see you some mini-comics and sketches.

Merch Alert!

My first cat shaming comic is available as a print and other merch via my Society6 store now. I will get the other two up soon, but one thing at a time.

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Get my Cat Shaming comic as a bag. Via my Society6 page.

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Daniel J. Hogan’s new blog, with a humor focus, is on clattertron.com. The blog on danieljhogan.com is for weekly links, news, general updates, and other rambling
. You can follow Daniel on Twitter, @danieljhogan. Follow Clattertron on Facebook.