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.

chocolate quest 1

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.

cat shaming bat

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

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Monday Links and News – 01.27.2014

Plenty to do before next month’s MSU Comics Forum. I decided not to worry about selling prints in Artists Alley, just mini-comics. I’ll sell sketches too, of course. Now, to put together some new mini-comics to sell, be it ‘best of’ collections or new stories. I can easily make the Culture Fit storyline into a mini-comic, but I wouldn’t mind trying to crank out something new just for the show. We’ll see.

cat pillow comic

Throw my comics at people! Via my Society6 store.

Pillow Fight!

Yes, you can order some of my Clattertron comics as throw pillows now, via Society6. There are a few of my photos as well. I will try to get more stuff in the store soon, both photos and comics.

SPACE Cadet

Still waiting to hear if I made it as an exhibitor at SPACE in April–the Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo. Fingers crossed. There wasn’t anything indicating tables sold out when I signed up, so I’m pretty sure I made the cut in time.

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Monday Links and News – 01.20.2014

I took a few big steps this past week. First, I set up a Society6 store to sell Clattertron prints and merchandise. For example, this darling coffee mug, featuring my Coffee comic.  

clattertron coffee mug

Makes coffee taste funnier! Wait. Via my Socitey6 store.

I decided not to go with Zenfolio, mainly due to the monthly cost. I don’t yet know if there is even a market for what I want to sell, so it made more sense to go the free route for the time being. I can always set up a Zenfolio site, or a shop of my own, later if there is a good reason to do so. I also like how Society6 has its own community on the site, so my art is at least part of a bigger pool, instead of by itself on my site.

There are only a few items in my Society6 store at the moment, but I plan on getting more up soon. I might focus more on merch versus prints, at least for now. Although, the thing with Society6 is, if you upload an image you can make it both. I would like to try to create a few things specifically for Society6 as well.

Coming to Your Town

My other big step this past week was applying to be an exhibitor at SPACE in April–the Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo. The show takes place in Columbus, Ohio, and I always hear from comic-pals Ryan Claytor and Jay Jacot how much fun they have. So, yes: once I’m approved (or whatever), I’ll have a table at SPACE where I will sell Clattertron mini-comics and sketches.

A year ago I decided 2014 would be the year I actively try to appear at comic shows and conventions. I’ll be at the MSU Comics Forum Artist Alley next month, hopefully SPACE in April, and I’m toying with trying out the Cherry Capital Comic Con in May (again, I hear from comic-pals it is a fun time). My goal at the shows isn’t to make mad bank. I have done enough other shows while plugging The Magic of Eyri to know such a thing doesn’t really happen, unless you sell a bunch of merch. No, my goal at the shows is to get my comics in as many hands as possible, finding new fans, and meeting new comic pals.

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Monday Links and News – 01.13.2014

The snow began to thaw this week. Barely. Nothing like subzero temperatures to make 30 degrees feel like a heat wave. I miss the sun, but the weather letting me be a hermit is a good thing: I finished a fifth edit of Riddle of the White Gun. Plenty of cuts, especially near the end.

frozen plants

Buy a print of this photo (without a watermark). Lens: Canon 50mm 1.8.

The easy part, writing the novel, is over. Now begins the hard part: writing query letters for agents. I’m happy with the book, and I should be after working on it for the last five years (off and on–Life happens). Riddle of the White Gun is a good size read at just over 86 thousand words, but nowhere near The Magic of Eyri‘s 147 thousand words.

Right now, I’m going through this list of ‘words every writer should delete.’ It is a handy list, and you don’t realize how often you use some or that until you see them one at a time (thank Batman for the Find command in OpenOffice). I don’t mind editing, and over all the edits of this book, my ability to slash and burn parts of a story has only grown stronger.

As you will read below, I published new post for Magic of Eyri and Ginger and the Geek. Now, if a visitor goes to the front page of either podcast, they will see a post with every episode (plus it let me say, “Hey this podcast is done.”)

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