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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
 

When Life Kicks the Shit Out of You...something something Lemonade

DanCon is this Sunday and I've got all my stock from the printer ready to go.


It dawned on me as I was getting everything ready that I may have a future problem on my hands. I currently have 11 books available - 12 and 13 currently in the works - and the more books I make, the more I have to carry around for conventions. Let's say I ordered 20 copies of each of my books. With 11 books, that's 220 comics (yeah, we're getting mathy up in this blog) I've got to pack up and make travel-ready, along with my prints, displays, booze, drawing equipment and other convention things. And I don't know if you know this, but paper gets surprisingly heavy once you start to stack it. And I'm not sure if I like the idea of discontinuing books, so stock is going to continue to grow and my luggage is going to get heavier every time I release a new comic. I want to state for the record that I am not complaining, this is a good problem to have. I just think it's funny; packing everything up, realizing this, and thinking, "Huh. This is something I'm going to have figure out down the line."

Anyway, yeah. DanCon - my first show of 2015 - is this Sunday and it'll be your first chance to get physical copies of Nowhere #1 and #2. While you're there, be sure to also swing by Jon, Leo, Angel, Ali, and Sun Bros. and profess your undying love for them.

But Jamie, you ask, somehow directly into my brain, I want - no, NEED - to get my hands on your awesome horror comics; but I'm stuck in Michigan and can't leave the state borders for legal reasons I'd rather not get into. Well, you're in luck because....

The Simon Corporation will be at Motor City Con

This May, me and the roving gang of feral comics creators will travel to Michigan to see their sights, dine on their finest local motors, and hurl our comics at Michiganian skulls. Here's a poster:


I've got a few more shows possibly in the works but for the time being DanCon, C2E2, and Motor City are the only ones that are official. More info as I get it.

-jsb

B49

Wizard World Chicago is only a few weeks away. Because of some questionable layout decisions by the Wizard World...Wizards?, last year was not that good for anyone. Let's make this a year of redemption. And drunken orgies. But mainly redemption.

This year's show happens to fall right on my birthday and I feel like nothing would better celebrate my slow march towards an inevitable death quite like coming by my table and checking out the things what I have done. Lavish gifts are cool too, but I'll take what I can get. Look, I'm not saying IT'S MY BIRTHDAY AND YOU FUCKERS OWE ME or anything, but if I don't get a pony someone's gonna bleed.

I'm actually looking forward to this show a lot. Not only am I sharing a table with Angel Onofre...

This. All weekend.
But we're placed right next to Jon Lennon, Leo Perez, and John Hoban. So much awesome in one single aisle. I feel sorry for the rest of Artist Alley. Here's a map:

For an interactive version, GO HERE
Go there, say hi, check out all our stuff, pick up a copy of IT LOOKS BACK #4, and bring me a goddamned pony.

Speaking of books I make. I just got the proof for Nowhere #1 from the printer:


The art looks fine. Just have to fix one little typo that slipped past us, then it back to the printer and Comixology.

And finally, although this won't be until early next year. I will be at the newly-resurrected DanCon 2015 along with the rest of the sexy indie comic people I hang out with. Here's a poster:


There are few other shows I'm looking into, but this is the only one that's official so far. More updates as they come.

I want my birthday pony.

-jsb

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Couldn't think of a proper title for this post so I just smacked the keys indiscriminately for a second. That should suffice.

Here's a picture of Rod Sterling what I made one night:


This started off as me just messing around and then it became a thing. I'm debating whether or not to make it available as a print. Moving on...

Nowhere #1 is drawn, lettered, proofread, and sent off to the printer.

um...that's about it actually. I probably shouldn't have put all the details in the headline. As usual, I just ordered a single proof copy to make sure everything looks right in print. Wizard World Chicago is only a month away, which doesn't give me enough time to get the proof, review it, and order stock in time for the show. So Nowhere #1 won't be available at that show.

Nakama Toys is fully armed and operational.

and that was clever 'cause it was a Star Wars reference. After a long day of building furniture, putting up shelves, and bringing in stock, Bryan and Mary's little palace of pleasure and pain had a massively successful grand opening. I never want to install another set of shelves ever again.

I think that's everything. I don't have a clever outro so I'm just going to mash the keyboard again. That was fun. ;lkajsdf;oiasd;lknas;ldhfwe'as;d

-jsb

The things you can do when you negate sleep.

It's 5AM. Here's what I've done this weekend.

Painted, uploaded, tweaked, and reuploaded The Engineer.

Downloaded textbooks for this semester to my iPad.

Read the assigned chapters.

Made the final tweaks to Wayward #4, prepped and sent to the printer (it's done, by the way).

Made the cover for the fifth and final issue of Wayward. Here it is:


Once again, props to Devo for the initial photography that I've used for these covers. The covers took on something of a side story of their own, where a researcher/investigator of some sort goes back and documents some of the strange activity in the prison school a decade or so after the events depicted in the comic. I'm terrible at making up names, so thanks to William "Brodie" Netherton for the use of his name for the researcher.

I've ordered one proof copy from the printer. I'm not sure when I should receive it, but when I do I'll go over it, make sure everything looks right in print, tweak anything that needs it, and then make the official bulk order. I'll post updates as I receive them.

At this rate, it's looking like it should be available in time for C2E2, but I'm still not comfortable making promises just yet.

-jsb