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!
Here’s the first page of a 3 page comic I just finished for the 2012 SPACE Anthology, which is a collection of original comics put together by some of the independent comic artists that will be exhibiting at this year’s S.P.A.C.E. (Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo) this April 21st and 22nd, which will be taking place in Ohio. This is one of the more fun conventions to attend as an exhibitor because it’s a smaller show, with lots of socializing between the creators.
I’d love to show you the whole 3 pages, but I should really wait until after the convention, so for now, this is all you get:)
Every year, I tell myself “I’m going to make a Christmas card this year!”, and every year I’m so busy that I look up from my drawing table and realize it’s the middle of December and I haven’t even thought of an idea, thus putting an end to that year’s Christmas card aspirations. Well not this year! Behold!!!! a Possum Press Christmas card!!!!!!
Merry Christmas everyone!!
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!
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:
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 Snail – Dragon Lady Comics – The 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
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.
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.
I always come back from Comic Con so determined to make comics. Being surrounded for 5 days by all sorts of amazing talented and determined creators can’t help but give you a kick in the pants, so after a couple of brain dead days, I figure it’s best to just jump into penciling issue #6 and see if I can ride some of this motivation and see how far it gets me. Here’s last night’s work:
Tonight I’m going to plot out pages 2 and 3 and see where the night goes from there. And for anyone waiting to get their hands on issue #5 (which is fresh off the printing presses) I’ll have it up on my store for purchase some time next week. Stay tuned!