First up, it may interest you to learn that the latest issue of Rocksalt is out, and I have a couple of cartoons in it. As ever, lots of great and weird cartoonery is to be had within, and if you live in Austin you can probably snag a print copy somewhere around town at one of the free drops.
Meanwhile, Comix Brew, the alt comics newspaper for Denver Drink & Draw‘s cadre of crazy cartoonists has hit its Kickstarter funding goal. There’s still a week left to contribute, so if you want to snag a bitchin’ pint glass or some original art, go throw some dollars our way.
What else can I tell ya. Still penciling away on Old Ghosts. 28 pages down, hoping to knock out page 29 today. Inks in progress on page 24. I’m so excited to be finishing this story after all these years I can’t even tell ya. Anyway, page 3 goes up on Wednesday, so check back then.
Head on over to Tapastic.com to read this week’s remastered Politically InQueerect. SHOCKING REVELATIONS in this exciting conclusion to our family visit melodrama! Strife! Disagreement! Sarcastic remarks! NO ONE WILL EVER BE THE SAME.
Next week I shall have for you a brang new Politically InQueerect comic, which will introduce us to two new characters, Sunita and Yuki.
But you don’t have to wait all the way until next week for a new comic from me, oh no! For the latest issue of Rocksalt was released this week, and I have an all-new comic featured within. I’ll put said comic up on the site here in a couple of weeks, but for now you can read it in the online version of Rocksalt, or if you’re in Austin (or a certain level of Kickstarter backer from the recent campaign!) you can peep it in the print version of the paper.
Tomorrow I’m off to Providence for NecronomiCon, a Lovecraft-themed convention at which I will be selling my Feeping Creatures itemries. If you’re in the area, you should come! I expect hijinx shall ensue.
If you look over to your right, you may notice an ad* for Rocksalt Magazine, the Austin-based indie comics paper that is distributed for FREE all around town. They publish a number of different Texas (and Texas-adjacent) artists, myself included, and they’re running a Kickstarter to help fund their next issue. They are, as of this writing, a mere $30 away from meeting their goal. If you have a couple of dollars to spare, please send it their way. I will have a BRAND NEW cartoon in this issue, so please help make it happen!
* Unless someone else’s Project Wonderful ad is in the rotation. Or, I guess, if you’re reading this via RSS feed.
As I mentioned a few posts ago, I drew up an all-new Politically InQueerect strip for Rocksalt Magazine, and it’s now available online for your reading pleasure. I will eventually make the strip available here with all the other PIQue stuff, but if you cannot wait and must have it now, point your cursors and your eyeballs at that link.
At the moment I’m working on a short story for Robert Kirby’s new anthology, QU33R, which he talks about in a bit more detail on his blog. The story will be exclusive to the anthology, but over the next few weeks I’ll be posting some concept art and character designs here for your edification. More on that soon!
Have you read and enjoyed Transposes? Please consider taking a moment to write a review on Goodreads, Amazon, or iTunes (or anywhere else, really!). It doesn’t have to be long or involved. “Loved it!” or “Awesome” is fine. Though longer is fine, too. :) But every little bit helps, and since most of the promotion of this book is going to be word-of-mouth, it’s all gonna be little bits coalescing. Here are some links for ya:
Meanwhile, as you can see over there on the right, I am currently working away on a new Politically InQueerect strip for Rocksalt Magazine. I’ll post the finished comic here once it has seen publication, but know that it is on the way! My goal for 2013 is to get back to PIQue. I would like to finish issue #3, which was put on hold while I worked on Transposes. I have some new scripts kicking around that I’d like to draw up. And, once I get enough stuff together, I want to put together a volume of collected Politically InQueerect material. It’s only ever seen the light of day online and in photocopied minicomics, so it’s high time PIQue got the proper book treatment. So, with any luck, I will get rolling on regular PIQue updates for 2013, just like a proper webcomic. More deets to come as things solidify.
Finally, the sad news. Domy Books (or their Austin location, at least) is bringing their consignment program to an end, so that means they won’t be able to stock Transposes anymore. It’ll be there up through about Dec. 23-ish, so if you’re in Austin and want to buy a copy from a local retailer, hie thee hence in the next couple of weeks.