Here’s some photos from the APE festival in San Francisco. My stuff is the Possum shwag, and my bro Mike’s is the Spud and Harry, and Spy Guy stuff! It was a really fun weekend.Some happy Possum Press and Ultraist studios customers, with their free sketches that they got with every purchase!! (This offer is also good for internet orders as well folks!)A few Possum/Spy Guy jam drawings by me and Mike.More happy customers. (Just look at that face!)
“(The Possum) may be the most unique superhero book I’ve ever read. In a market saturated with every kind of meta-human archetype imaginable, that’s certainly saying something.”
On his blog “A comic a day….”, Russ Kazmierczak Jr., read and reviewed my first comic book The Possum #1. Click here to read Russ’ review. While at the APE festival in San Francisco, Russ agreed to a comic swap. (“The Possum” #1 and #2 for his comics “Little Christmas” and “Doug Deever Dumpster Diver” by K.O. Comix). That’s one of the great things about these Comic Festivals is trading comics with the other creators at the end of the show. Seeing as though you very seldom come back a millionaire at the end of a convention, swapping comics is a great and inexpensive way to find great new comics to read and at the same time, get other people to read your comics. A win win situation if you ask me!
Well, the Toronto Comic Con was last weekend, and we had a great time! It was a lot of fun meeting new people, and seeing some familiar ones coming back for the newest issue! Thanks to everyone who picked up comics and got free sketches! Here are some photos from the weekend.
And just a reminder, that if you missed out on your comic and free sketch, both me and Mike do free sketches with internet orders as well!! Go here and order the newest comics from Possum Press and Ultraist Studios!
Well, 2 boxes of The Possum #2 are in my possession!
If you read the last post, you’d know that this weekend is the Comic Expo and me and Mike are exhibitiong. Our comics were supposed to arrive at Mike’s house on Thursday, by truck (2 skids), which was cutting it close, but everything looked good. They left Lebonfon on Wednesday, right on schedule. Thursday…….. no comics. Friday we get a phone call that the comics won’t come until Monday, because they needed a smaller truck to get down Mike’s street. The convention is this weekend, and Monday is no good. No problem. We can swing by the shipping yard, and take a few boxes off of the skid, they say. Great. I get to the shipping yard at 4:00 (1 hour before the convention starts), after having the wrong address, not knowing the name of the shipping company (I know it starts with an M, but it turns out there are 3 shipping companies sharing the yard, and they all start with an M), having no tracking number and fighting rush hour traffic. Not a problem. We find the shipping form with the number and they are going to send someone to look for the skids. 6:00 rolls around, and they tell me that they can’t find them, and I can come back at 1am and pick them up. I fight rush hour traffic again, and get to the Con by 6:30, track Mike down and set up by 7, with no new comics.
To wrap it up, Mike went by the shipping yard at 7am the next morning, got 2 boxes of comics each, and made it to the Con by noon on Saturday. Things were looking up.
Now we can say, Spud and Harry #1 and The Possum #2 are officially here! (sort of)
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This weekend is the Toronto Comicon and I’ll be there with Possum comics! Me and Mike will be doing free sketches again, with the purchase of a comic, so make sure you come out. Hopefully I’ll have copies of The Possum #2 to sell as well. They shipped from Lebonfon on Wednesday and were expected to arrive today, but didn’t. So that means tomorrow should be the day! (We’re cutting it a little close aren’t we?)
If you are in Toronto, I hope to see you there!
Here is another illustration for the childrean’s book that I am working on. I’m trying to squeeze a drawing in here and there between all of the other stuff I’m doing. These are pencil and watercolour. If anyone has any constructive criticism, it would be very appreciated. I’m not a painter, but I’d love to learn, and I figure the only way to learn is to just do it.
Side note: I’m looking at this on my computer at work, and most of the subtle colours in the clothes, wall and window aren’t even showing up. I have a Mac at home and the colours are there on it. Maybe I should try to darken the picture a bit.
It’s been a while…… Where were we?