Monday Links and News – 05.20.2013

My eight weeks of zoo docent training was worth it just to hear a group of little kids repeat “crepuscular” in unison.

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My’brary Adventure (Capital Area District Libraries)

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Monday Links and News – 05.13.2013

I came up with a new blog series for Clattertron last Friday, The Friday Six. It will be six random thoughts, links, or whatever that couldn’t fill an entire blog post on its own. I know other blogs do a sort of ‘weekly wrap up’ post on Fridays, and gives me a similar option. Lists always make for good blog post, as I often told my blogging classes (even though I don’t do them too often). People skim, and like bullet points. That’s just how people read on the Internet (hence these Monday links posts).

If you read last week’s Friday Six, you’ll see I’m considering using gumroad.com to sell digital versions of my minicomics (specifically, The Proxy). I haven’t put anything together yet, but I want to give it a shot soon. Essentially, you upload a file, in my case a .PDF, folks pay, and download the file. I’ll throw in some exclusive extras too (which is easy with a .PDF versus a black and white book I print myself). More details to follow.

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Monday Links and News – 05.06.2013

I had an amazing time last week. I was able to take part in the Free Comic Book Day event at Clem’s Comics & Games in downtown Lansing. I sold minicomics, copies of The Magic of Eyri, and gave out free sketch cards. I’ll have a more detailed break down on Clattertron soon, but it was an amazing event. I look forward to appearing at more comic events in the future, but exhibiting at any shows or cons might have to wait until Steph and I’s wedding.

And I’ll say this: cranking out a bunch of sketches of mainstream characters (in my own style) was great drawing practice. Also, I never knew Sonic the Hedgehog was so popular these days.

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Monday Links and News – 04.29.2013

My first multi-part comic on Clattertron started last week. It is actually the first page of the minicomic I made for the Local Author Fair at the Delta Township District Library. Part two runs today, and part three next week. I’m working on a part 4, which was not part of the minicomic. Nothing else really to report, other than I didn’t make it to Penguicon this year–after going each of the past four years. I just couldn’t afford it this time around, but I plan to go back next year.

My first big day as a Potter Park Zoo docent was this past Saturday. I put in about seven hours of volunteer work at their Party for the Planet event (an Earth Day celebration). I gave a guided tour, I worked at the facepainting station, and I worked the conservation station by the black rhinos. I was nervous about the facepainting, but I soon realized kids think anything you do is great.

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Monday Links and News – 04.22.2013

Thank you to the Delta Township District Library for inviting me to their Local Author Fair last week. Fun times were had–plus I sold a book and gave out a few Clattertron minicomics. Not too much going on right now, other than planning a wedding, which continues to inspire jokes and blog posts.

Speaking of wedding planning, I will not be attending Penguicon this weekend, breaking a tradition going all the way back to 2008. I just can’t afford it this year, what with the wedding and all. Conventions are fun, but they are expensive, even if you don’t stay at the hotel. I plan on attending next year though, with a vengeance as they say.

I forgot to mention last week that I appeared on the latest Lost Highway podcast. I joined the gang (as my LH persona Tiger Sixon) and chatted about the original Evil Dead. I hope to be on more podcasts in the future, as I’m always happy to chat about movies.

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Lost Highway

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