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Saturday, March 30th, 2013

For those of you who look at this blog to see updates on how the latest issue of The Possum is coming along, I thought I better give you a little something and assure you that I haven’t given up on issue #6.

With that said, I have taken a little bit of a detour from The Possum as of late to try to finish a couple other projects that have been kicking around in my head for some time.  I’ve been plugging away on a children’s book, which I’ve been posting some of the pages as they’ve been getting completed….. (some of the pages, not all of them)

I’ve also been trying to finish a short animated piece based off of a children’s book that my wife has been working on.  I’m using it as an excuse to learn how to use Toonboom and it could also be something I might try to develop further into something more some day.  This is where I’m at with it at the moment:

alphabuddies March 30 work in progress from Possum Press on Vimeo.

Also, I’ve been chomping at the bit to start making a Possum animated short and I’ve finally started to do some very rough storyboards. The plan is to make it look something like this… or maybe this….  (This one may take a while to finish, but you know what?….. I’m a stubborn man).

There’s a lot of different ideas rattling around inside of my head but I’ll just keep working away at them all and hopefully I won’t go crazy.

P.S.  I didn’t even mention Captain Smith and Broccoli Boy and all the other Possum stories that I have yet to get to (24 hour comic inspirations, Spy Guy team ups, merchandise….)  How is it possible that people get bored?

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Possum #6 update

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

Pages 1 through 20 are roughed out, and I’m currently inking page #3.  It’s been slow going with this comic, due to a hectic year, but I’m getting back in the groove and I’m hoping I can keep going with my momentum.  I’m still more excited than ever to get what’s in my head onto paper, concerning the larger story arc in this series.  I’m not happy with how long it’s taking me to get an issue finished lately, but given the circumstances of life, I’m doing the best I can.  Thanks to everyone who waits patiently for the next issue to come out.

Why should you buy AXE COP volume 3!??

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Well, other than the fact that Axe Cop is super funny and Ethan Nicolle is a really nice guy, there’s also a 2 page Possum and Axe Cop cross over, written by 2 of my children (Avery – age 8 and Jacob – age 6) and drawn by me!

You can read Axe Cop online at axecop.com and you can read the Possum Axe Cop crossover here.

The Possum and Axe Cop!!!!

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

I’m a big fan of Axe Cop by Ethan Nicolle and his little brother Malachai, so when Ethan emailed me and asked me to do a pin up for his next Axe Cop book, I was super excited, but me being the slick promoter that I am (that’s sarcasm folks), I sheepishly asked if I could include The Possum in the pin up, fully expecting him to say “well, it should really be just Axe Cop and Axe Cop characters”, but to my delight, the Ethan’s reply back was as follows:  “Yeah go ahead! You can even. Do a one page comic if you want with axe cop and the Possum in it.”   Somehow I weaseled my way into doing a 2 page crossover, written by my kids, Avery (age 8 ) and Jacob (age 6) and drawn by yours truly!

Go to AXE COP.COM to read the full 2 page team up extraordinaire!!

If you’re not familiar with Axe Cop, I highly recommend checking it out!  Axe Cop is written by Malachai Nicolle (age 6 now, I believe) and is drawn by his older brother Ethan Nicolle (age 30 now, I believe).  Read the whole story here!

Comic Book Interviews: Blair Kitchen

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Recently I was interviewed by Hall Hilden at Comic Book Interviews.com, and you can read it here!

Fan Expo map and A new Print!

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Well, another Toronto Fan Expo is upon us, and as is custom for the past 6 years, Mike (Spy Guy) and I (The Possum) will be exhibiting once again.  This year we will both have our brand spanking new issues of our comics (Spy Guy #2 and The Possum #5) for sale.  I’ll also have this new limited edition print for sale too:

 



You can find us at table A35 in the Independent / Small Press Artist Alley.

Silver Snail, Dragon Lady, and The Beguiling have The Possum #5!

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Yesterday I was in Toronto for a doctor’s appointment, so I thought I’d take the opportunity to visit 3 great comic shops that are downtown- Silver SnailDragon Lady ComicsThe Beguiling – and deliver the latest Possum comic (issue #5).  If you live in Toronto, I encourage you to visit these shops and pick up issue #5 of The Possum and support your local comic store!  If you happen to be in one of them and notice that they are out of Possum comics, let the store know and please let me know so I can get more to them.  (It’ll make The Possum look good and help the stores too!)

At the moment, The Possum is not being distributed by anyone other than yours truly, so only the shops that order through me will have them.  If your shop doesn’t carry The Possum and you’d like them to, encourage them to contact me at blair@possumpress.com and I’d be happy to mail them some comics.  And if that doesn’t work, you can always get all The Possum goodness from the Possum Press Freak Pit online store!

Possum 5 now for sale online

Monday, August 15th, 2011

You could be as happy as these kids with just a few clicks of the mouse.  The Possum #5 is now for sale at Possum Press’ Freak Pit online store.  Also recently added to the store is Indie Comics Magazine #2, which features an all new 8 page Possum story called “Monkey See, Monkey Kill!” as well as an all new 8 page Spy Guy story titled “The Case of the Annunaki Artifact”, which I’ve mentioned before on the blog here and here.

I’ll be at the Fan Expo with a big stack of issue #5s and ICM #2s as well, August 25th – 28th (table A35 in Artist Alley).  Mike and I are listed under Ultraist Studios / PP in the program guide.

Possum #5 at Conspiracy Comics – Burlington, On

Friday, August 12th, 2011

For those of you who live in the Burlington, Ontario area you can find a copy of The Possum #5 at Conspiracy Comics‘ south store (2388 Fairview St. )  I’ll be working on getting the book in more stores over the next few weeks and I’ll update you as I do.

 

San Diego Comicon is coming!!

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

The Possum will be there…… Will you?

Issue #5 is off to the printer!

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

The Possum issue #5 cover image

Yesterday I sent all 40 pages (plus front, back and inside covers) to the printer!  It’s out of my hands now…….

Issue #5 will be debuting at the San Diego Comicon in July and should be available to order off my website as soon as I get back.  I’ll keep you posted on the details!

 

Feathertale review #7

Friday, May 13th, 2011

I’ve been hard at work…… honest.  Last week, I received another complimentary comic (Feathertale Review #7) in the mail, featuring an original 4 page Possum comic, mentioned here.   This is the second Feathertale magazine that The Possum has appeared in (the other one, being Feathertale Review #4).

If you’d like a copy of the newest Feathertale, you can purchase one from their website here.

In other news, I’m working hard to finish The Possum #5 in the next few weeks, so it will be ready to bring to the San Diego Comicon this July!  Stay tuned for updates on it’s progress!

 

Look what I got in the mail….

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

 

…and you can get one too, at your local comic shop!

Cover to ICM #2 by Tom Kelly

Indie Comics Magazine #2 features and all new 8 pages of Possum goodness!!

Plus an all new 8 page Spy Guy comic and 5 other stories from other independent comic book creators as well!!  (That’s 64 pages!!)  What are you waiting for?  Go get one now!!

Commercial Break: Indie Comics Magazine #2 is now in stores!!

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Comic book readers who are interested in Aazurn Publishing’s Indie Comics Magazine and did not preorder #2 need to buy today at their local comic shop, said Editor Gary Scott Beatty.

“They’ll disappear fast! We have no huge overprint, no digital version and no back issue sales,” Beatty explained.

Appearing in this issue is Mike Kitchen (Spy Guy), Alonzo Washington (Omega 7), Tim Vigil (Faust), Terry Cronin (Students of the Unusual), Michael Marcus and George McVey (Pulp Dreams, IF-X), Gary Scott Beatty (Jazz: Cool Birth), and Blair Kitchen (The Possum).

The cover to #2 features a full color painting by Tom Kelly (DC’s Zuda).

“We’re receiving kudos for the diverse styles in Indie Comics Magazine #1,” said Beatty. “#2 has a different lineup. Both issues feature done-in-one stories, short bios of the creators and a huge chunk of indie goodness.”

Indie Comics Magazine introduces readers to talented comic book pros with regional fan bases that deserve wider audiences, said Beatty. It is likely the talent in Indie Comics Magazine #2 will never appear in the same publication together again.

 

This is the comic that The Possum: “Monkey See, Monkey Kill” appears in.

 

Update:  ICM #2 on the shelf at Conspiracy Comics in Burlington, ON.

Photo via Mike Kitchen and the Ultraist Journal

And now for this commercial break!

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

CEREBUS TV CROSSOVER! “The Kitchen Family Players” sneak preview meets THE LAST SIGNING coverage as Mike (SPY GUY) Kitchen, Blair (THE POSSUM) Kitchen, their wives and seven (count ‘em) seven children drivefrom Southern Ontario to Halifax, Nova Scotia for Dave Sim’s THE LAST SIGNING. A lead-in to a LOST BUT NOW FOUND CEREBUS TV EPISODE from July 2010, “Head Sketches R Us” CEREBUS AS BLAIR KITCHEN’s THE POSSUM with guest appearance of all-the-crazy-stuff Indy mini-comics genius Ralph Kidson sends from England. And what was up with Alex Raymond and all the photos of him with pretty young models?
It’s the fasted half-hour of Internet Comic Book TV!

Begins showing at 10pm ET / 7pm PT on Friday, April 1st at http://www.Cerebus.TV/

 

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