webcomic

Yay! Time to panic!

Got kind of a big announcement planned so let’s get the other stuff out of the way:

Inktober 2018

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I had never participated in Inktober before ‘cause I have a bad habit of getting tunnel vision. When I’m working on a book, that’s kind of the only thing I’m really thinking about. Then October would sneak up on me, people would start posting their Inktober pieces, and I’d realize I was once again late for the party.

This year I didn’t miss out. But instead of just doing a daily drawing, I decided to try to make a weird comic…thing. Every day, I’d draw an image - starting with a self portrait - add some text, and each sequential day, I’d try to continue the “story”. There was no script and very little direction, so as I was making it, I had no idea where it was going.

It was a weird experimental thing and you can check it all out in the webcomics section. I’m not sure I’ll do Inktober 2019 exactly like this, but I do like the idea of making another daily sequential thing.

I’m launching a Patreon. In a few days.

Oh boy, here we go. I’ve been putting this together behind the scenes for a while and now it’s ready to launch. Full disclosure: I’m terrified. This is going to be a considerable undertaking and it’s success depends on you alls support. Here’s hoping I can count on you to help out and spread the word.

So what’s the Patreon about? Well, every month, I’m going to make a 9x14 print. It may be original stuff, it may be fan art, it may be something suggested by my Patrons, whatever it is, I’m gonna make one every month and every Patron at a certain tier will get said print. I’m going to try to livestream the process as much as possible so you can watch each monthly print being made live, but I’m am still very new to live streaming so you’ll also get to watch me figure that shit out live. There are many other rewards in the various Patreon tiers, but the heart of this is you getting to see me make a new thing every month and getting a copy once it’s done.

Let’s talk about the Patreon tiers:

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tip jar - $1 or more per month

Thanks! With this tier, you'll get access to my Patreon blog.


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web comic - $5 or more per month

When I'm working on a webcomic, you'll get to see it a week early! Plus access to my blog and livestream notifications.


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monthly print - $10 or more per month

Every month I'll create a new 9x14 print and you'll get a signed copy! Plus you'll be able to watch each print get created on my livestream. Includes access to the blog and early access to webcomics.


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comic library - $15 or more per month

Every month you'll receive a single signed copy of any comic I've ever made of your choosing. You'll also get the monthly print and access to blogs, livestreams, and early webcomics.


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print library - $20 or more per month

TWO PRINTS! Every month you'll receive a single signed print from my portfolio of your choosing. You'll also get the monthly print and access to blogs, livestreams, and early webcomics. 


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print + comic library - $25 or more per month

TWO PRINTS AND A COMIC! Every month you'll receive a single signed print from my portfolio of your choosing AND a single signed copy of any comic I've ever made, also of your choosing. You'll also get the monthly print and access to blogs, livestreams, and early webcomics.


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commission - $40 or more per month (limited availability)

I'll make you a 9x14 print of anything you want. I will not reprint it, so it will be exclusively yours. You'll also get the monthly print and access to blogs, livestreams, and early webcomics. 


So…yeah. That’s what I’m bringing with my Patreon. I imagine this is going to be a bit fluid, with tiers changing, being added, or removed as the community develops, but I’m comfortable with this being a starting point. I’ve got a few other super-secret surprised kicking around in my head for cool shit further down the line, but that’ll have to wait.

The tiers and rewards were fun to come up with and put together, but I’m mainly excited about the challenge of making daily prints, establishing a livestream routine/schedule, and having a more direct 1:1 way to connect with my readers on a regular basis.

Like I said earlier, this is all very scary, “brave new world” shit for me, and I have no idea what to expect. So I’m really gonna need y’alls help getting the word out. I’ll be posting more info on here and all my various social media dumpsters when it goes live this Saturday, December first. Hope to see you there.

-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

JSB Versus The Great Lake State

Michigan...ites? Michiganers? Michiganians? Um...

PEOPLE OF MICHIGAN (that's the ticket), PREPARE YOURSELF FOR THINGS.

PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT FROM MICHIGAN, GO TO MICHIGAN AND PREPARE FOR THE THINGS.

So the word "Michigan" has lost all meaning in my head now, but regardless I got a bunch of stuff going down, and it's all going down in Michigan. First off:

I will be at Grand Rapids Comic Con this weekend

This Friday I will be traveling with fellow Chicago comic goblin, band mate, and Overwatch team mate (we're like an obnoxiously cute couple at this point) Angel Onofre to Grand Rapids Comic Con. This is my first time doing GRCC, but I think this show's gonna be a little special for me. Not only is it probably my last convention of 2017, but it's also my first convention since my accident. My arms are still kinda just...wrong, but I'm jonesing to get back behind an artist alley table so I can officially say I'm back to my normal routine. So get your asses to Grand Rapids and treat yourself to a whole mess of spooky horror comics just in time for Halloween.

My art will be featured at the Damned Exhibition

Art galleries. They're like comic conventions, only with less people running around dressed as Deadpool. I made a piece that will be on display at Damned: An Exhibition of Enlightened Darkness in Detroit. It looks like this:

 
"Burdened" 12x16 digital painting

"Burdened" 12x16 digital painting

 

Damned runs from October 26 till the 28th. So if you traveled to Michigan for Grand Rapids Comic Con, just plan on sticking around for an extra week.

Non-Michigan-specific news

The final chapter for N'Albany: The Silent Forest is up in the webcomics section. Go check it out along with the other comics I have up there. Then share the links with everyone you know. I've said this many times before, but I love doing these webcomics, so look forward to more of that - including more N'Albany stories - in the future.

Seriously though, keep sharing the links with your friends. That shit's awesome.

New comic - info coming soon

I'm working on a new print comic. It's not Nowhere #7. It's for a new series. I'm not quite ready to give the specifics quite yet, but I will soon. Stay tuned.

I painted a thing

"An Obligation" 9x12 digital painting

"An Obligation" 9x12 digital painting

This is one of those "trying to get an image out of my head" pieces. Just trying to capture a mood. I'm still debating whether or not I want to make prints available of this one. Hit me up if you're interested and I'll look into it.

Get your asses to Michigan. Can't wait to see you there.

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
 

EVERYTHING IS FINE

Who said otherwise? I'm good. Everything is good. Nothing is on fire. Mind the smoke.

EVERYTHING IS FINE!

EVERYTHING IS FINE!

Look, this isn't going to be the super-awesome, ultra-informative and interesting post I want it to be. That'll come probably next week. This has nothing to do with me losing my mind or the flames tearing through everything, 'cause that's not happening right now. Today, I'm just popping in for some quick housekeeping.

ALL GOOD HERE!

ALL GOOD HERE!

First and foremost, have you been reading N'Albany? I've been posting chapters every Wednesday in the webcomics section. It's almost done. If you haven't already, you should check it out and tell all your awesome friends about it. I'll have more to say about it once it's done. 

If you've already read it or just want to see me in person for some unspoken nefarious reason, then get your ass to Dayton, Ohio this weekend 'cause me and Jon Michael Lennon will be doing our gross thang at Gem City Comic Con.

So yeah, check out my new webcomic, come see me Ohio, and I'll have a better post next week-ish. I gotta go now and take care of a thing.

THIS IS NORMAL. THIS IS HOW IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE.

THIS IS NORMAL. THIS IS HOW IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE.

-jsb