nowhere

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So…life’s been kinda chaotic recently. Outside of day job stuff, I launched my Patreon back in December and there’s been a bit of an adjustment period getting acclimated to having that in my regular routine. Because of that, I’m a little behind on news stuff here, so let’s get caught up on that.

Nowhere #7 is now in the Simon Store

I’m scrambling a bit to keep everything in order, and I don’t know if I ever actually announced that this was available. So in case I didn’t, I have now. You can scoop it up over at The Simon Store .

In my head, I’ve got this story separated into three parts. This issue is the first issue of Part Two and it’s going into some unexpected directions. I really hope y’all dig it.

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Patreon prints

Every month, I make a new print from my Patreon backers. Sometimes I make bonus prints. Then I ship those out to all my backers at the end of the month. The plan is to add these prints to The Simon Store on a month delay. So the December Patreon Print become available to non-Patrons in January, January’s print become available in February, and so on. With that in mind, I’ve added some new prints to The Simon Store:

“The Wurm King” - December Patreon Print

“The Wurm King” - December Patreon Print

“Knife Girl“ - December Patreon Bonus Print

“Knife Girl“ - December Patreon Bonus Print

“Something in the Sky” - January Patreon Print

“Something in the Sky” - January Patreon Print

I’ve got some more announcements coming up, but i’m not quite ready to unveil them yet. In the meantime, y’all should be on my Patreon and following me over on Twitch. I’ve started live-streaming and I’m joining the hell out of it. I’m still figuring some of that stuff out, but it’s been awesome so far, so let’s get that crowd growing.

-jsb

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

Sneaky lil bastard

Get out your catching...gloves? mitts? nets? I don't think this analogy is working. The point is, I've got a lot of info to throw at you, so...prepare for that in some sort of way?

Fuck that fell apart quick.

N'Albany is done.

Yesterday, I released chapter 10, the final chapter of N'Albany. If you haven't already read it, you can read it right here for free. So do that and share it with the other humans you know.

This was a real fun project to work on. It was similar to how I usually make comics, but just different enough (the half-page size, greyscale, releasing in weekly installments) to keep me on my toes. Plus I feel I've created a town ripe with stories, so expect more N'Albany stories in the future. Actually I've already got the next script written. But for now that project is done, so I've gotta focus on what's next.

Nowhere #6 is in the works.

Nowhere's turning out to be a multi-part story. Already the longest comic I've ever made. Issue 6 is going to close out part one. Here's the cover:

 
 

Now that N'Albany's done, it's time for me to knuckle-down and start working on this one...

I lied, Nowhere #6 is done.

What what what!? While I was working on and releasing N'Albany over the past 10 weeks, I've also been working on Nowhere #6, so yeah. It's done. I just have to send it to the printer for a proof copy and...

I already did that.

Holy shit, I'm getting waaay ahead of myself here. Just got this in the mail this week. I have to make a few tweaks here and there, fix a typo, and send it off to the printer for stock. My goal is to have it in time for my next convention, but I can't absolutely guarantee that. I'll post updates as I get them.

I'm trying to figure out what to do next. I want to do another print set, but working on a print and web comic simultaneously kinda broke my brain. So I'm gonna take a few days and gather my thoughts, have a snack, then come out swinging. Until then:

I will be at Indiana Comic Con.

In something like two weeks, me and my fellow comic goblins will all load into the Debauchery Wagon and head off to Indiana (home to more wasp-related deaths than any other state in this great nation) for Indiana Comic Con. I did my first Indiana Comic Con last year, and the ruckus was BROUGHT, so I'm really excited to be coming back this year. See you there.

Commissions are back.

I can't remember if I mentioned it in my last post and I'm not about to go and check, so whatever. Commissions are back in a limited capacity, so if you've been wanting me to make a print specifically for you, click this link all quick-like and get yourself a commission. Spots are limited, so don't sleep on it.

I think that's everything. Gonna crash now. See you at Indy.
-jsb
 

Time and it's miserable linearity

I recently sat down and took a partial stock of the stuff I'm working on, the stuff I have lined up, and the stuff I'm still cooking up because my brain keeps coming up with ideas. Fuck. I'm just one (shitty) guy, and I have a day job and bills and crippling student debt to deal with. There's just not enough time in the day. Based off my albeit rough estimation, I'm gonna be working on these comics well past the point of my natural death.

So be it.

I finished another thing.

Nowhere 5 is done and I've already got the printer proof. Everything looks good and now I just have to order stock. I'll make a post when it's available in the store.

So what's next? Well, Nowhere 6 obviously. This story isn't close to being done. But I'm still doing this whole "make a thing for print/make a thing for the web" schedule, so I'm currently working a new web comic. I really want to talk about it, but it's best to wait until I launch it.

So...yeah. I think that's it. Another book's done and I'm working on the next thing and I'm realizing that I'm going to be doing this until I die and return as a horrible comic-lich.

Happy/Merry Whatever,
jsb