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Deluge

Oh boy. I've been up to some shit. This is gonna be DENSE.

First off, a lot of this has been happening: 

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I'm still not sure how this happened. I made a comment a while about about how I was maybe thinking about kinda-sorta messing around with music and Angel pounced on me. But you're not here for life shit, you're here for comic shit (I'm assuming), so here we go. 

Art stuff. 

I drew a few things:

Cal McDonald and Mo'lock

Cal McDonald and Mo'lock

"A Departure Realized" 

"A Departure Realized" 

I've also added two prints to the Simon Store:

"Baphomet" and "The Locane Twins"

"Baphomet" and "The Locane Twins"

I was initially hesitant about selling these as I wasn't sure if there was any demand, but after a few small test runs at conventions, I was proven wrong once again. Head on over to the store to scoop 'em up. 

Nowhere Part One is now available for preorder.

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My second book from Caliber Comics releases August 29 and it collects the first six issues. Aaaaaand it's a Diamond Spotlight of the Month title! I'm not sure how big a deal that is, but I'm freaking out HARD. 

If you want a copy of this book, or just want to do me a solid, hit up your local comic shop and give them this link: https://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/JUN181615#

Or if that's too convoluted, just give them the Previews code: JUN181615 and ask them to preorder like five hundred copies. 

I can't stress this enough. I need as many readers spreading the word about this book as possible. So hit up your local comic shop and tell every sentient mammal you know to do the same.

 

New comic things what I am doing.

Remember Satanic Panic!, that new series I mentioned a few posts back?

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Well issue one is done. I just gotta fix a few typos and order stock from the printer. I'll let y'all know when it's available. 

Now that that's done I can get back to work on Nowhere. With the first volume done, it's time to start issue seven. Here's the cover:

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I lied again. Nowhere issue seven is actually done. Like I said, I've been busy. Same with Satanic Panic!, I just need to fix some typos and get stock from the printer.

HELL

I feel weird about selling print versions of comics you can read for free right here on this site, but I've gotten tons of request to make a print version of my one-shot webcomic HELL, so I'm working on that now. It's in the same state as Panic! #1 and Nowhere #7 - I'm sending a lot of shit to the printer recently. But that means y'all are gonna have a ton of new comics hitting you very soon. 

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That should catch us up. 

So that's what I've done, but what am I doing now? Well, I'm currently working on the third N'Albany story. I've still got a way to go on it, but it's coming along at a pretty good pace. More as it develops. 

I'm also working on a longer project that I'm not quite ready to post about yet, although I have posted a few teaser images on my Instagram. So follow me there and check that out.

There's probably more stuff going on. I've got a couple more shows that I need to put up on my events page, but I feel like I've dumped enough info on you for now. 

-jsb

The Moose Post

As you all know, a while ago I made "The Moose Post" on Facebook and Instagram, hinting at some big news:

Vague Moose is vague.

Vague Moose is vague.

Well, I've been dragging this on long enough waiting on things to be finalized, so let's get on with it: 

I have signed a publishing agreement with Caliber Comics. 

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What does this mean? Well, a lot of things, I suppose, but I'll try to break it down: 
1 - Single, digital issues of Nowhere and IT LOOKS BACK will be available online in a lot more places.
2 - I've been getting requests for trades for years now. Those will now be available in print and digital. 
3 - Nowhere and IT LOOKS BACK will be listed on Diamond, so they should potentially be available at your local comic shop. 

As of right now, this agreement only pertains to Nowhere and IT LOOKS BACK. Wayward was originally part of the initial agreement, but we discovered that Image Comics has already put out a (completely unrelated) book called Wayward, so there's possibly some legal issues there. It sucks and no one's at fault, it's just an unfortunate coincidence. What that means for Wayward is it's gonna need a new title. I figured that would be a good opportunity to revisit that book and do some updates. I'm proud of the story, but it was my first comic and I'm not sure how I feel about the art anymore. So, look forward to a new, updated version of Wayward (with a new title) in the near future. 

So yeah, I'm officially published. I'll post updates on the process, the new trade covers, when the books will be available, etc. when I get that information, so stay tuned. Oh, and massive props to Andrea for "discovering" me. Y'all should do me a solid and check out his book. None of this would have happened if not for him. 

To be honest, even though I've been setting things up with Caliber for a few weeks now, the reality of the situation hasn't quite hit me yet. As I've stated here time and time again, I'm a phenomenal pessimist. I've spent my entire life expecting and preparing for worst-case scenarios, so when something outrageously good happens, I find myself unequipped with the skills needed to process it. Wins are alien to me, so I'm still processing. 

-jsb

Still Not The Moose Post

Remember The Moose Post? Where I alluded to some big news? Then I made a blog post about it but didn't actually reveal what it was about?

REMEMBER ME?

REMEMBER ME?

Well, I still can't reveal what it's about yet. But soon. Very soon. 

This is still not The Moose Post. 

I'm making a new book. 

So I've started a new comic. It's called Satanic Panic! and here's the first cover: 

Ramones and Vandals fans should get the references. 

Ramones and Vandals fans should get the references. 

I'm garbage at writing synopsis', but here's an attempt: 

SATANIC PANIC! is a love-letter to punk rock and campy slasher films. When a series of bizarre murders happen in a conservative midwestern town, everyone assumes a group of local punks is responsible. When one of their own is fingered for the ghastly killings, the misfits must team up with an unlikely ally to clear their friend's name and catch the real killer; whoever - or whatever - they may be. 

That works, right? So yeah, basically "Punk-rock Scooby Doo set during the late 80's/early 90's", but, ya know...without the dog. I'm expecting this one to be about 4-5 issues long. Each cover is gonna be a riff on a classic punk album cover and I may be getting some pin-ups from my fellow Chicago comic goblins. The first issue is almost done. I'm hoping to debut it at Indiana Comic Con. 

But Jamie, aren't you already working on like a dozen other comics and projects? Isn't this workload gonna destroy you, rendering you a gibbering lunatic? 

Yes. 

Coming very soon: The Moose Post. For reals this time. 

-jsb